Erling Haaland lit the fuses several times in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-2 victory in Frankfurt. The striker took on two opponents during the game.
After Jude Bellingham’s goal to make it 2-2 in the 87th minute, Haaland wanted to get the ball back to the center circle before Eintracht defender Martin Hinteregger pushed the Norwegian into the goal.
At that, Haaland, easy to spot and miss, yelled in the direction of the Austrian, “F*** you! F***ing idiot!” The two fighters, who each saw the yellow card for the scene, had rattled each other several times throughout the match. Hinteregger had demanded everything from the striker with his physical play and apparently took away the fun of the game in the meantime.
After Mahmoud Dahoud’s 3-2 winner, Haaland came back into the picture, this time his victim was Rafael Borre. During the mandatory stoppage time he wasted on the corner flag, he was knocked down by the Hessians’ frantic kicking double goalscorer.
Shortly afterwards, the 21-year-old jumped up like a tarantula and Borre made it clear with an obscene gesture what he thought of his action. Haaland slammed his fists against his chest, grabbed his crotch and nearly attacked the Colombian. He also mentioned “Qué pasa?” (Spanish for “what’s going on”).
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Referee Robert Schröder did not send Haaland off the field, however. Only Borre saw the yellow card. “Football is made up of emotions, it was generally an emotional game, and that’s how it developed,” coach Marco Rose said after the game about Haaland’s two dropouts.
Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel also defends Haaland. He told Sport1: “It’s good for us! It’s great and fun. We’ve shown a mentality.”