Teenager Haaland scores another two as Dortmund thump Cologne 5-1

by NDO25 January 2020 Last updated at 15:00 PM

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund v FC Cologne - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - January 24, 2020 Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their fifth goal. (Photo: Reuters)
Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund v FC Cologne - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - January 24, 2020 Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates scoring their fifth goal. (Photo: Reuters)

VTV.vn - Borussia Dortmund teenager Erling Haaland followed up his debut hat-trick by scoring two more goals, again off the bench, in a 5-1 demolition of Cologne in the Bundesliga on Friday.

Haaland, the first player ever to score five goals in his first two Bundesliga appearances, has come on in the second half both times and spent a total of 59 minutes on the pitch. Fellow 19-year-old Jadon Sancho was also on target with his 11th Bundesliga goal of the season and his eighth in his last eight outings as Dortmund outclassed the hapless Billy Goats.

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