MAINZ, Germany (AP) – Erling Haaland recorded seven goals in three games while Borussia Dortmund crushed Union Berlin 5-0 on Saturday, and Bundesliga top scorer Robert Lewandowski scored again in the 3-1 win of the Bayern Munich over Mainz.
Bayern seized the top of the general table with the victory. If Leipzig does not beat Borussia Mönchengladbach later, Bayern will end the week as the league leader for the first time since September.
Haaland took full advantage of his first ownership with Dortmund, after two impressive performances as a substitute, scoring so many at 18 and 76 minutes.RELATED
THE BAYERN IS BACK
Bayern Munich was the same as before. Since returning from winter break, he has scored 12 goals in three Bundesliga matches in his fight to get an eighth consecutive title.
Lewandowski opened the account on Saturday with a header at eight minutes after receiving a pass from Benjamin Pavard, his 22nd goal so far this season. Subsequently, Thomas Müller and Thiago extended the advantage.
Jeremiah St. Juste scored for Mainz, which ranks 15th, one point above the relegation zone and has lost four consecutive games in the Bundesliga.
THE YOUTH FORCE OF DORTMUND
While all attention has been paid to the newly signed Haaland, another 19-year-old has shaken the nets for Dortmund.
Jadon Sancho scored the first goal of the team in the victory over Union Berlin, his 12th in 18 games played this season. The English midfielder has only gone blank in one of the last nine Dortmund matches in the German league.
Haaland put the 2-0 at 18 minutes to continue with his incredible performances.
Dortmund scored five goals for the third game in a row and, encouragingly for a team with a fragile defense, he didn’t receive so many for the first time since December 14.
A DEFICIENT LEVERKUSEN
The search for Bayer Leverkusen to get a ticket for the Champions League next season will depend on whether it surpasses teams located in the middle of the classification as the Hoffenheim, which led to a 2-1 defeat after letting the lead go.
The result leaves Bayern Munich, Leipzig, Dortmund and Gladbach in the first four places, which qualify for the Champions League.
In the rest of the duels of the day, Werder Bremen remained in the relegation zone after a 2-1 defeat against Augsburg. Fresh after beating Leipzig last week, Eintracht Frankfurt matched 1-1 with Fortuna Düsseldorf.