Erling Haaland comes-off bench to score late winner as Dortmund defeat Dusseldorf

Erling Haaland comes-off bench to score late winner as Dortmund defeat Dusseldorf

- Erling Haaland has continued with his fine form in the Bundesliga

- The 19-year-old’s late screamer was enough for Dortmund to beat Dusseldorf

- Dortmund are now 5 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich

Erling Haaland seems to be unstoppable upon return of action in the Bundesliga as he came off the bench to score the only goal to help Borussia Dortmund defeat Dusseldorf.

The 19-year-old rose highest to head home a screamer in the 95th minute to help his side steal a late win to put pressure on league leaders Bayern Munich.

Haaland flicked the ball with his head to grab all three points for his side making it his 11th goal in 12 appearances.

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With 66 points from 31 matches, Dortmund are now five points behind Bayern who are atop the standings with 71 points.

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More importantly perhaps, Haaland's goal means there is also a four-point gap to RB Leipzig in third - who won again on Friday.

Dortmund looked to have won the game earlier on when Raphael Guerreiro found the back of the net with a breathtaking volley, but his effort was ruled out after a lengthy consultation with the VAR.

Haaland had a shot blocked, and the ball bounced on the top of Guerreiro's shoulder before he fired in.

Erling Haaland comes off bench to score late winner as Dortmund defeat Dusseldorf

Erling Haaland celebrates the goal wih team-mates. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The excellent simulated crowd noise jeered the decision, and it looked like the key moment before Haaland's fine header.

Meanwhile, Juventus are through to the final of this year's Coppa Italia championship on an away goal rule despite failing to find the back of the net in the second leg of their semifinal clash.

The Old Lady had a chance to take the lead just 16 minutes after the encounter but he failed to find the back of the net.

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It was the first-ever time the 35-year-old missed a spot-kick in the colours of the Italian League champions, but his mistake didn't haunt his team at the end of the meeting.

The away goal proved highly valuable tonight for the Turin based club as it was all they needed to secure a passage to the final of the competition.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that there was controversy on Tuesday, May 26 during the Der Klassiker after Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng appeared to have deliberately blocked Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund’s goal-bound shot.

Fans have cried out as video review was controversially not called upon despite the ball striking Boateng's arm inside the box.

Boateng appeared to have dived to deflect Halaand’s shot wide with his hand as the ball went for a corner, but VAR was not consulted despite calls.

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