Sebastien Haller provided the story of the 19th round of the Bundesliga. The Frenchman was diagnosed with testicular cancer in July. After two surgeries and four cycles of chemotherapy, he made a remarkable comeback and rattled the Freiburg net in the 51st minute. Borusia was better with 5:1.
Dortmund have been in brilliant form this spring, picking up a maximum of 12 points and returning to the title race after trailing Bayern by nine points before the World Cup.
Freiburg with ten men lasted until the breakBig problems for Freiburg started in the 17th minute when Kiliann Sildillia received a second yellow card. He brought down Karim Adeyemi twice in two minutes, who was too fast for him.
Borussia quickly cashed in on the advantage of having more players. Marco Reus managed to get the ball through the crowd to Nico Schlotterbeck, who rattled the net with a powerful left-footed shot.
Just before the break, Freiburg surprisingly equalized when Lucas Höler converted the visitors’ only chance of the first half.
Black and yellow show in the second halfJust three minutes into the game, Jude Bellingham put Adeyemi in with a back-heel, heralding a complete flourish for the black and yellows. In the 51st minute, the big moment came from Haller, who scored a header from five meters after a pass from Raphael Guerreiro. It was the Frenchman’s first goal for Borussia and a very emotional moment.
The guests were powerless. Julian Brandt completed the counterattack in the 69th minute. A quarter of an hour before the end, Freiburg coach Christian Streich lost his temper. First, he received a yellow card and was sent off immediately afterwards. Giovanni Reyna scored the final goal eight minutes before the end of the match.
Siebatcheu continued Union’s winning streakUnion Berlin is not giving up at all, beating Mainz 2:1. Jordan Siebatcheu scored the decisive goal six minutes before the end.
The Muani bike is in great shapeEintracht eliminated Hertha Berlin 3-0. Randal Kolo Muani scored two goals in the first half, and Aurelio Buta added the last one in the last minute.
Leipzig without Kampl only up to a point in CologneCologne and Leipzig parted without scoring. The Red Bulls had ground superiority but were not effective. Marco Rose has yet to experience defeat on the Leipzig bench. Kevin Kampl sat on the bench for the entire game.
19th round:AUGSBURG – BAYER LEVERKUSEN 1:0 (0:0) Berisha 55.
BORUSSIA (D) – FREIBURG 5:1 (1:1) Schlotterbeck 26., Adejemi 48., Haller 51., Brandt 69., Reyna 82.; Höller 45.RK: Sildillia 17./Freiburg
Borussia (D): Kobel, Wolf (78./Dahoud), Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro, Can, Brandt, Bellingham (71./Malen), Reus (71./Reyna), Adeyemi (61./Bynoe Gittens), Haller (61./ Moukoko).
Freiburg: Flekken, Kübler (88./Gulde), Ginter, Lienhart, Sildillia, Höfler, Günter, Höler (67./Gregoritsch), Grifo (59./Sallai), Doan (67./Jeong), Kyereh (59./M . Eggestein).
Judge: Robert Schroeder
UNION BERLIN – MAINZ 2:1 (1:0) Behrens 32nd, Siebatcheu 84th; Ingvartsen 78./11-m
Cologne – RB LEIPZIG 0:0Kampl (Leipzig) was on the bench.
EINTRACHT – HERTHA 3:0 (2:0) Kolo Muani 21., 28., Buta 94.
BOCHUM – HOFFENHEIM 5:2 (3:0) Hofmann 22., Förster 30., Asano 40., Mašović 69., Broschinski 83.; Baumgartner 49th, Dabbur 77th.
At 18:30:BORUSSIA (M) – SCHALKE -:- (0:0)
Sunday at 3:30 p.m.:STUTTGART – WERDER BREMEN
At 17.30:WOLFSBURG – BAYERN