Haller scores first goal since return from cancer treatment in Dortmund win
Sebastien Haller scored for the first time since his return from cancer treatment as Borussia Dortmund destroyed Freiburg 5-1 on Saturday in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund has been in excellent form, winning four of its last four league games to climb up to 37 points and meet Chelsea in the Round of 16 of the Champions League.
former Freiburg defender Nico Schlotterbeck quickly took advantage of Dortmund’s advantage by rifling in a goal from the tightest of angles in the 26th minute.
Dortmund had Freiburg firmly on the back foot when Lucas Hoeler scored against the run of play towards the end of the first half after the hosts had failed to deal with a loose ball.
After the break, Dortmund scored twice in a space of three minutes, restoring order.
Karim Adeyemi who was set up by Jude Bellingham with a backheel flick, scored Dortmund second goal in the 48th minute.
After returning this year following operations and treatment for testicular cancer, Haller scored his first competitive goal for Dortmund, heading in a cross in the 51st minute.
In the 69th minute, Julian Brandt’s long-range attempt off the post went in for a goal.
Gio Reyna sealed Freiburg’s victory for Dortmund after Freiburg coach Christian Streich was sent off for dissent.