Haaland scores in his farewell for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scored in his farewell game for the German club, beating Hertha Berlin 2-1 in the season finale on Saturday, pushing their opponents into a relegation playoff.

As Dortmund became runners-up to winners Bayern Munich, Haaland leveled the score at 1-1 with his 86th goal in his 89th game in all competitions since 2020.

The Norwegian will join Manchester City in a multi-year agreement worth up to 300 million euros next season.

Hertha seized the lead in the 18th minute when Ishak Belfodil was taken down in the area and the Algerian stepped up to score the penalty himself.

Erling Haaland

Dortmund took a long time to respond after saying goodbye to key players as well as long-time sports director Michael Zorc.

But Dortmund ultimately received their own penalty for a handball by Marvin Plattenhardt, and Haaland, who had scored on his Bundesliga debut, scored on his farewell appearance for the club to tie it up.

Youssoufa Moukoko’s brilliant low drive against the post in the 84th minute salvaged the three points for the hosts, as Hertha ended 16th after VfB Stuttgart’s dramatic stoppage-time winner over Cologne, which moved them to 15th and safety.

Felix Magath, who took over as Hertha’s coach in mid-March with the club in 17th position, had hoped to take them to safety, but he must now prepare his players for a playoff struggle if they are to escape relegation.

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