Tuesday’s Champions League action saw Borussia Dortmund advance to the UCL Quarterfinals after a 2-2 tie in the 2nd leg of their round of 16 matchups. Dortmund and Sevilla FC (Spain) had an exciting 2nd leg after the 1st leg saw Dortmund take a 3-2 victory. After today’s 2-2- tie Dortmund held the lead in aggregate 5-4 to secure their ticket in the next round.
The match started quiet. There were chances for both sides, especially Sevilla who dominated possession in the first half. However, it was the young Dortmund stud Erling Haaland who got the first goal of the match. The goal came from a beautiful passing play off of a bad Sevilla miscommunication.
Early in the 2nd half, Haaland netted his 2nd goal of the game on a penalty kick. The whole sequence was jacked up because Haaland originally scored a goal, but it was called back and then he was given a PK. The kick was saved by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou. But Haaland did a small hesitation before his kick and drew Bounou to jump off the line. Haaland was awarded another kick and did the same move and slipped this one past Bounou. He celebrated accordingly.
Erling Haaland scores again after being denied a wonderful goal and a missed penalty! 🇳🇴🤯 pic.twitter.com/k3XWWRErI2
— HaalandReport 🇳🇴 (@HaalandReport) March 9, 2021
Sevilla got themselves on the board after Youssef En-Nesyri buried a penalty kick in the 69th minute. En-Nesyri tied the game at two apiece six minutes into extra time. The Sevilla comeback fell short as they now turn their attention to La Liga where they currently sit 4th in the standings.
Dortmund won’t know their next opponent in the Champions League until next Friday. But whoever they draw will need to have an answer to the Norwegian stud Erling Haaland who has etched his name into the UCL record books.
What a night for Haaland 🤩
• Most UCL goals before turning 21
• Youngest player to score 20 UCL goals
• Fewest games to score 20 UCL goals
• First player to score 10+ goals in first two seasons in UCL
• First player in UCL history to score 2+ goals in 4 straight games pic.twitter.com/Jhdu7fk91d
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 9, 2021