Gio Reyna scores however Erling Haaland grabs headlines in Dortmund's Bundesliga opener
U.S. nationwide group star Gio Reyna began and scored in Borussia Dortmund’s 5-2 residence win in opposition to Eintracht Frankfurt to open the membership’s 2021-22 Bundesliga season Saturday. However Erling Haaland was as soon as once more the story, factoring in each purpose with three assists and two tallies of his personal.
It was a present of energy for the title hopefuls as they brushed apart a Frankfurt group that completed fifth final season. Though the guests momentarily equalized on an personal purpose, the match was by no means actually shut as Dortmund ran rampant to a 3-1 halftime lead and a 5-1 lead by the seventieth minute.
Reyna’s purpose was the group’s fourth. He completed off a cutback move from an impressed Haaland:
“I used to be fairly optimistic I used to be onside; that is why I celebrated,” Reyna stated postgame. “I used to be in the fitting place on the proper time. Simply sort of prolonged the lead. So it is an necessary purpose for the group and it was good to have the primary sport with a purpose. And we sit up for Tuesday now [a Super Cup match vs. Bayern Munich].”
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The purpose was Reyna’s ninth for Dortmund and his fifth within the Bundesliga. The 18-year-old American’s final purpose for the membership got here in April in one other lopsided residence win, that point in opposition to Werder Bremen.
Dortmund’s subsequent match would be the aforementioned German Tremendous Cup assembly with Bayern Munich, adopted by a Saturday league match at Freiburg. The membership will shut out August with a house match in opposition to Hoffenheim earlier than Reyna presumably joins the USMNT for World Cup qualifiers in September.
Haaland’s gorgeous scoring document
The worth for the 21-year-old Haaland will solely rise at this tempo.
He continued to point out why he is one of the in-demand forwards in world soccer by including to his jaw-dropping goal-scoring complete. He has had a hand in all eight objectives scored by Dortmund in its two official matches of 2021-22. He scored all three within the DFB Pokal German Cup win over third-division aspect SV Wehen Wiesbaden.
His profession numbers for the membership are eye-popping. It is no surprise he is being linked with all the large golf equipment, together with Chelsea, Manchester Metropolis, Actual Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona:
Though the Norwegian’s contract with Dortmund runs till June 2024, it’s believed a launch clause for slightly below $100 million will activate in June 2022. The German aspect has not been in a rush to entertain suitors. It acquired him from Austrian aspect Purple Bull Salzburg in December 2019 for a switch price reported to be about $22 million.
“What can I say? It is a good day to have the followers again,” Haaland stated. “Right this moment was straightforward to be motivated. I had goosebumps after we went out [on the field]. It was superb to play in entrance of followers as we speak. It is free motivation and I missed them rather a lot.”
“‘Machine’ is one of the best phrase [to describe Haaland],” Reyna stated of his teammate. “He does a lot for the group. However most significantly, going ahead for us he is so necessary on the counter — objectives, assists. Group participant. We’re all actually, actually glad to have him. We’re wanting ahead to the season as a group and creating extra objectives collectively.”