Erling Haaland scores twice as Borussia Dortmund hit Wolfsburg six times – European roundup | Soccer News

Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 6-1 on Saturday to maintain their slim chance of winning the Bundesliga.

Dortmund are six points behind Bayern Munich with only a mathematical chance of winning the title. Six-time European champions Bayern, knocked out in the Champions League this week, can restore their nine-point lead with victory over struggling Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.

Dortmund took control with three goals in five minutes. Defender Tom Rothe burst in from Julian Brandts’ corner in the 24th minute, midfielder Axel Witsel surged two minutes later after Haaland broke free, and defender Manuel Akanji returned a Marco Reus free kick just before the half hour.

Five minutes later, Emre Can scored with a shot from outside the box which goalkeeper Koen Casteels missed.

Haaland grabbed his first in the 38th minute when he was set up by Reus and past Casteels and the prolific Norwegian star made it 6-0 in the 54th minute after combining well with Brandt.

Midfielder Ridle Baku secured a late consolation goal for Wolfsburg, who had failed to score in any of their previous five visits to the Westfalenstadion.

Hungarian winger Roland Sallai scored twice in fifth place Freiburg beat in the middle of the table Bochum 3-0 to move level on points with fourth-placed Leipzig, who play on Sunday.

Sixth Cologne won 3-1 at local rivals Borussia Monchengladbach to clinch an emphatic brace in the Rhine derby, having won 4-1 earlier this season.

France striker Anthony Modeste continued his fine form to put Cologne ahead with his 16th league goal and midfielders Florian Kainz and Dejan Ljubicic added one each to make it 3-0 at halftime -weather.

Swiss striker Breel Embolo netted a late goal for mid-table Gladbach.

Hertha-Berlin increased their chances of staying up with a 1-0 win at Augsburgthanks to an early second-half goal from German midfielder Suat Serdar.

Hertha were 15th and have big games ahead against relegation rivals Stuttgart and Bielefeld. stuttgartwho were a point behind Hertha in 16th, drew 0-0 in mid-table Mainz.

Serie A: Vlahovic saves a dramatic point for Juve; Fiorentina climb to sixth place

Dusan Vlahovic scored a 95th-minute equalizer to win Juventus a late point in a 1-1 draw with nine players bologna.

An acrobatic overhead kick from Alvaro Morata went wide until the Serbian striker met it with a header at the far post that found the target to save a point for the Bianconeri. They had been denied a penalty in a disputed VAR decision moments earlier.

Juventus remain fourth, moving within three points of third-placed Napoli, who host fifth-placed Roma on Monday.

Marko Arnautovic gave Bologna the lead after the break by running over a through ball from Roberto Soriano and rounding the goalkeeper to slide the ball into an empty net. Bologna’s last six goals have all come from Arnautovic, who has 12 this season.

They play for ailing coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who is hospitalized while being treated for leukaemia.

Dusan Vlahovic equalized in the 95th minute for Juventus

Morata believed he had earned Juventus a late penalty when he appeared to have been fouled inside the box by Adama Soumaoro, but no penalty was awarded after a VAR review revealed ruled that the foul occurred outside the box.

Soumaoro received a red card after the review for dissent. In the ensuing Bologna protests, Gary Medel was also expelled, leaving the visitors with nine men.

Vlahovic – who joined Fiorentina in January – then netted his 22nd goal this season and the 50th of his Serie A career.

Fiorentina sharp visit Venice 1-0 with a goal from Lucas Torreira to move up to sixth and a potential place in Europe.

La Viola have won three games in a row, six of their last eight, and are unbeaten in six games in a row.

Torreira scored from close range from a free kick, after Igor Julio took the ball away from the baseline. Torreira, who is on loan from Arsenal, also helped set up a shot for Jonathan Ikone, which hit the post.

Fiorentina took a point lead over Lazio and a point over Roma. La Viola travel to Juventus in the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-finals on Wednesday. Venezia remained in the drop zone after a seventh straight loss.

Last placed Salerno and 17th Cagliari each ended tough spells with wins that could be key to avoiding relegation.

Federico Fazio and Ederson scored early for Salernitana as they beat Sampdoria 2-1 and celebrated the southern club’s first victory in more than three months. It was also Salernitana’s first victory under Davide Nicola, who was appointed as the club’s third manager this season in February.

Salernitana remain bottom of the table, but moved within four points of safety with two games less.

Alessandro Deiola flew in before the break as Cagliari beat Sassuolo 1-0 to end a five-game losing streak and move six points clear of the drop zone.

Meanwhile, Udinese to beat Empoli 4-1, which extended the Serie B champions’ winless streak from last season to 16 matches.

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