Champions League: Erling Braut Haaland double fires Dortmund into quarter-final with 5-4 combination win over Sevilla

Champions League: Erling Braut Haaland double fires Dortmund into quarter-final with 5-4 combination win over Sevilla

Haaland, the person of the match, is the competitors’s top-scorer this season with 10 objectives in six video games.

Champions League: Erling Braut Haaland double fires Dortmund into quarter-final with 5-4 aggregate win over Sevilla

Dortmund’s Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring his aspect’s second purpose in opposition to Sevilla. AP

Dortmund: Erling Braut Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund held off a late Sevilla fightback to achieve the Champions League quarter-finals with a ‘loopy, wonderful’ 5-4 combination win after a frantic 2-2 second-leg draw on Tuesday.

Haaland, who additionally netted a double in Dortmund’s 3-2 final 16 first-leg victory, tapped in a first-half opener and scored a retaken penalty after the break behind closed doorways at Sign Iduna Park.

“It was a tough sport – I am drained now, however to be within the subsequent spherical feels excellent,” Haaland informed Sky.

“It was a loopy sport and a loopy, wonderful win.”

Sevilla ahead Youssef En-Nesyri scored a 69th-minute spot-kick and a last-gasp equaliser however Dortmund clung on.

“We’re not proud of the outcome. Reality is, we did not have any luck – they’d one probability and so they scored,” En-Nesyri informed Movistar.

“We fought till the final minute.”

Haaland, the person of the match, is the competitors’s top-scorer this season with 10 objectives in six video games.

The 20-year-old is the youngest participant to achieve 20 Champions League objectives, in simply 14 appearances, breaking the earlier mark set by Kylian Mbappe.

“Now we have been punished by a participant (Haaland) who will make his mark on this period,” predicted Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui.

Though they’d misplaced three of their 4 earlier video games, Sevilla dominated the opening exchanges and Dortmund needed to face up to intense early stress earlier than taking the lead in opposition to the run of play.

When the Spaniards misplaced possession in their very own half, Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud slipped a cross to Marco Reus, who sprinted to achieve the ball on the byline and Haaland diverted in his cut-back.

‘Turbulent’ end

He had the ball within the internet once more simply after the interval, however the purpose was disallowed after the referee determined Haaland had fouled Sevilla defender Fernando earlier than firing residence from a good angle after consulting the pitchside monitor.

Nonetheless, the referee additionally awarded a penalty after recognizing a foul on Haaland earlier within the build-up.

Reus, Dortmund’s common penalty taker, stepped apart to permit Haaland to take the spot-kick.

Though his first effort was tipped onto the publish by Yassine Bounou, the Sevilla goalkeeper moved earlier than the kick was taken and Haaland made no mistake together with his second try.

Each Haaland and Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan have been booked for some pushing and shoving, with the La Liga aspect angered by Haaland’s celebrations.

“I missed the primary penalty, but when he’d stood on the road I would have scored, however he cheated,” added Haaland.

“I used to be a bit of bit nervous on the second penalty, however I knew it might be good to attain a second purpose.”

Dortmund defender Emre May also earned a yellow card and gave away a penalty for a blatant push on Sevilla ahead Luuk de Jong, which Morocco striker En-Nesyri blasted residence.

With 5 minutes left, Bounou produced a surprising reflex save from Dahoud’s shot within the space.

Nonetheless, Sevilla weren’t completed and En-Nesyri netted once more with a robust header simply earlier than the ultimate whistle as Dortmund weathered a late storm.

“It was a turbulent sport,” mentioned Dortmund caretaker coach Edin Terzic.

“It isn’t a given for us to get this far, so now to be among the many finest eight in Europe makes us very pleased. Erling Haaland was simply excellent.”

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