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Hertha Berlin 2-Five Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland ratings FOUR targets in surprising second-half

Hertha Berlin 2-5 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland scores FOUR goals in stunning second-half display… and then insists an energy drink at halt-time boosted his performance! 

  • Erling Haaland scored four goals as Borussia Dortmund fought from behind 
  • The German giants were 1-0 down against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga 
  • But Dortmund came roaring back in the second-half thanks to their star striker
  • The 20-year-old Norwegian afterwards said an energy drink ‘gave him wings!’  

Erling Haaland scored four goals in a sensational second-half performance to help Borussia Dortmund come from a goal down to crush hosts Hertha Berlin 5-2 on Saturday and climb to second place in the Bundesliga.

It was a memorable evening for Norwegian Haaland, who notched up his first away goals of the campaign and took his season tally to 10 goals in eight matches, one less than top scorer Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich.

Haaland also scored four goals for the first time in the Bundesliga and the 20-year-old said he had drunk an energy drink at halftime that boosted his performance.

Erling Haaland scored four goals in an inspired second-half display for Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland scored four goals in an inspired second-half display for Borussia Dortmund 

The Norwegian was lethal as Dortmund came from behind against Hertha Berlin on Saturday

The Norwegian was lethal as Dortmund came from behind against Hertha Berlin on Saturday

‘It gave me wings at halftime and after that it went well,’ he said. ‘I liked the first goal a lot. But the second one was good as well.’

It was an equally memorable match for teenager Youssoufa Moukoko, who replaced Haaland late in the game to become the youngest ever Bundesliga player at the age of 16 years and one day.

Haaland struck twice between the 47th and 49th minutes to put his team in front after Matheus Cunha had stunned the visitors with an unstoppable shot from 25 metres in the 33rd.

Haaland struck twice in a matter of minutes before going on to put the game beyond Hertha

Haaland struck twice in a matter of minutes before going on to put the game beyond Hertha

He completed his hat-trick when he pounced on a Hertha mistake to round the keeper and slot in, with the hosts in complete disarray.

Haaland grabbed his fourth goal after Raphael Guerreiro had also scored for the visitors and Hertha had briefly cut the deficit with a 79th-minute Cunha penalty.

Dortmund, who face Club Brugge on Tuesday in the Champions League, moved up to 18 points, one behind leaders Bayern Munich and ahead on goal difference of third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.  

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