Ruthless Borussia Dortmund ease past Schalke 04 as German Bundesliga return

first_img Ivory Coast FA elections: Asamoah Gyan backs Didier Drogba RelatedPosts Tags: BundesligaErling HaalandRaphael GuerreiroThorgan Hazard While almost everything felt different on football’s return today, some things never change: Erling Haaland still scored as Borussia Dortmund beat Schalke 4-0 in an empty Signal Iduna Park.Borussia Dortmund picked up where they left off nine weeks ago by battering their rivals Schalke 4-0 as the Bundesliga returned, but not as we know it. ‘I’m happy at Crystal Palace’ – Jordan Ayew says amid transfer speculation ‘We want to play in big competitions’ – Jordan Ayew targets European spot with Crystal Palacecenter_img Those on the sidelines wore masks as players engaged in full contact Source: Talk Sports Dortmund showed no signs of rustWith substitutes wearing masks and not a single fan inside the ground, Haaland’s opening goal in the 29th minute restored a sense of normality.The Norway teenager continued his remarkable goalscoring record by netting his tenth Bundesliga goal in just nine games since arriving in January.✅ Bundesliga debut✅ DFB-Pokal debut✅ Champions League debut✅ Revierderby debutOf course, it had to be Haaland to open today’s scoring! 🙌#BundesligaIsBack pic.twitter.com/YggrkvjEvo— BT Sport (@btsport) May 16, 2020His celebration – a nod to social distancing – summed up the occasion quite well.Dortmund showed no signs of rust, extending their lead on the stroke of half-time through a fine goal from Raphael Guerreiro before Thorgan Hazard made it three shortly after the break.Guerreiro added another in the 63rd minute as Dortmund closed the gap to leaders Bayern Munich, while fellow high-fliers Leipzig dropped points in their 1-1 draw at home to Freiburg.The hosts didn’t even require Jadon Sancho’s services, with the England international coming off the bench late on. German football’s return to action appeared to run – like everything in Germany – fairly efficiently.Bundesliga resultsHoffenheim 0-3 Hertha BerlinAugsburg 1-2 WolfsburgDortmund 4-0 Schalke 04Fortuna Dusseldorf 0-0 SC PaderbornRB Leipzig 1-1 SC FreiburgFrankfurt vs Monchengladbach (16:30 kick-off)last_img

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