The Norwegian goalscoring sensation has continued his blistering start to life in Germany
Erling Haaland’s sensational start to life at Borussia Dortmund continued on Saturday as he scored twice in his side’s 5-0 rout of Union Berlin on Saturday.
The brace means he’s the first player in Bundesliga history to score seven goals in his first three appearances in the contest.
Incredibly, each of the former Red Bull Salzburg forward’s first seven shots in Germany’s top flight has ended as goals.
The 19-year-old netted a hat-trick on his debut against Augsburg on January 18 after being released as a 56th-minute substitute, after his move from Austria earlier in the month.
He followed up with two goals in the thumping 5-1 win over Cologne on January 24 after coming on with 25 minutes to go.
He was included from the start for the first time against Union Berlin and repaid coach Lucien Favre’s faith, scoring in half. He was also fouled to acquire a penalty that was converted by Marco Reus.
There was one record that he didn’t manage to break, however. While it took Haaland just 135 minutes to score his seventh Bundesliga goal, it was 29 minutes short of the record of 106 set by former Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer.
Speaking after the match Haaland said: “I feel in a fantastic place and haven’t had any problems incorporating.
“We understand each other on the pitch, we saw that now. That is the most important thing. It was fine to play from the start. I’ve got to get even fitter, but that will come with each game.”
The triumph was Dortmund’s third in a row since the winter break, their best start to the second half of a Bundesliga year for seven decades.
This latest victory moves them up to third in the table, three points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
“We were really good at winning back the ball. Both goals before half-time were very well done. Our third goal decided the match. We won 5-0 and we are obviously very satisfied,” said Favre.
Next up for Dortmund is a DFB-Pokal Visit to Werder Bremen on Tuesday evening.