Borussia Dortmund tightens the difference with Bayern Munich to three points after beating Freiburg 5-1 on Friday in the opening of the 19th stage.
Dortmund increased their tally to 40 points in second place, lagging behind three points from Bayern. Freiburg, on the other hand, froze at 30 points in fourth place temporarily amid an open struggle to enter the top four between several clubs in the Bundesliga. At Signal Iduna Park, Belgium’s Thomas Meunier (14+29), Norway’s Erling Haaland (45+1+75), and Syrian-born Mahmoud Dahoud (86) scored Dortmund’s goals.
Dortmund played the match amid a double obsession with the departure of young star Haaland (21), as the German daily Bild reported that the Norwegian international striker and his nearby circle will meet with the club’s management “in the coming weeks” to determine his future after the end of the current season. According to European newspapers, Real Madrid and Manchester City desire to sign the goalscorer, as well as other clubs such as Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Barcelona and Bayern Munich alike.