Haaland goals mail Dortmund former Sevilla into Champions League last eight

March 10, 2021 Sports
 Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland struck in each 1 / 2 because they advanced to the Champions Group quarter-finals after a 2-2 pull with Sevilla within their last-16 second leg on Tuesday to total a 5-4 aggregate win.

The Norwegian notched his 20th Champions League goal in 14 games -- and 10th in the competition this year -- with a controversial 54th-minute penalty after having tapped in a Marco Reus cutback against the run of play to provide Dortmund the lead in the first half.

Sevilla, who have made the quarter-finals in 2018 and enjoyed a solid first half, hit back with two goals from Youssef En-Nesyri found in the next half, the first a 66th-minute penalty accompanied by a stoppage-period header to make it 2-2.

Sevilla's second goal setup a frantic finish, but Dortmund held to advantage through after their 3-2 win found in the primary leg last month.

The 20-year-old Haaland has become Norway's all-time top scorer in your competition, with yet another goal than current Manchester United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as Dortmund reached the last eight for the very first time since 2017.

Sevilla, who found its way to Dortmund on the trunk of three right defeats, dictated proceedings right away and had an excellent work by Lucas Ocampos in early stages.

Without injured Jadon Sancho, Dortmund, who lost to Bayern Munich in the group on Saturday, hardly got a look in until Haaland struck with their initially chance of the game in the 35th minute.

The Norwegian put the ball in the web five minutes following the restart with a outstanding effort, but in an extraordinary VAR review, the referee Cuneyt Cakir first disallowed the target for a foul by Haaland and then awarded Dortmund a penalty for a shirt-pull on the striker a few minutes earlier.

Keeper Yassine Bounou saved Haaland's spot kick and also his thundering rebound but the referee ordered it to get retaken after he said the keeper had moved off the series.

Haaland slotted in on his second try to take his target tally in the competition this time to an extraordinary 10 goals in his six games.