Borussia Dortmund Lost Further Ground On The Champions League Spots After A 2-2 Draw At Cologne On Saturday

Borussia Dortmund Lost Further Ground On The Champions League Spots After A 2-2 Draw At Cologne On Saturday

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Erling Braut Haaland rescued Borussia Dortmund with two goals, including a late equaliser, in a 2-2 draw at strugglers Cologne. The 20-year-old Norway star stormed off the pitch at the final whistle as Dortmund’s defensive weaknesses were again exposed.
Dortmund, who face Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals next month, were heading to defeat before Haaland struck on 90 minutes after also giving the visitors an early lead. Dortmund’s England midfielder Jude Bellingham gave away a first-half penalty when a VAR review showed he had blocked a shot with his arm and Ondrej Duda netted the spot-kick.
A mistake by Dortmund defender Thomas Meunier allowed Germany Under-21 winger Ismail Jakobs to fire Cologne into a 2-1 lead with an hour gone. Haaland hit the post with a towering header before stabbing in Dortmund’s equaliser. Fifth-placed Dortmund are four points from the Champions League spots.
Eintracht Frankfurt, the club immediately above them, cruised to a 5-2 home win over Union Berlin as Portugal striker Andre Silva netted twice. Wolfsburg consolidated third place with a 2-1 win at Werder Bremen as Dutch striker Wout Weghorst hit what proved to be the winning goal just before the break.
Later, Borussia Moenchengladbach ended their slide down the league table with a 3-0 win at bottom side Schalke with goals by Lars Stindl and Stefan Lainer. Schalke goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow summed up the home side’s luck when he parried a header by Nico Elvedi, but the ball carried over the goalline.
The away win ended Gladbach’s awful run of seven defeats since it was announced head coach Marco Rose was leaving to take charge of Dortmund next season. Gladbach are ninth while Schalke are 12 points from escaping the bottom three.
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