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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Florian Niederlechner (34', 55')
  • Marco Richter (46')
  • Julian Brandt (49')
  • Erling Haaland (59', 70', 79')
  • Jadon Sancho (61')

Haaland nets hat trick on Dortmund debut win, inspiring comeback from 3-1 down

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Steve Nicol reacts to Erling Haaland's debut hat trick (1:57)

Steve Nicol wasn't too surprised by Erling Haaland's debut hat trick to help Borussia Dortmund come back vs. Augsburg. (1:57)

Erling Haaland continued his incredible season with a hat trick on his Borussia Dortmund debut, which sparked a comeback from 3-1 down to win 5-3 over Augsburg on Saturday.

The 19-year-old replaced Lukasz Piszczek on 56 minutes with Dortmund 3-1 down and had reduced the deficit three minutes later. On 61 minutes, Jadon Sancho equalised for the Bundesliga title hopefuls, and Haaland put Dortmund ahead on 70 minutes.

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Haaland completed his hat trick on 79 minutes to make a second debut treble in his career, having also scored three on his Molde bow in 2017.

The Norway international, who joined from FC Salzburg earlier this month, has now scored hat tricks in the Austrian Bundesliga, Austrian Cup, Champions League and German Bundesliga, meaning he has netted a treble in all four competitions he has played in this term.

Florian Niederlechner had opened the scoring for the hosts on 34 minutes, before Marco Richter made it 2-0 just after the interval. Julian Brandt pulled one back for Dortmund on 49 minutes but Niederlechner made it 3-1 on 55 minutes.

Dortmund boss Lucien Favre reacted by bringing on Haaland, who changed the game. Dortmund are fourth in the table, four points behind leaders RB Leipzig, who play later on Saturday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 22 +38 46
2 RB Leipzig 22 +31 45
3 Borussia Dortmund 22 +31 42
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 21 +18 42
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 +9 40
6 Schalke 04 22 +5 36
7 SC Freiburg 22 0 33
8 TSG Hoffenheim 22 -2 33
9 VfL Wolfsburg 22 0 31
10 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 +2 28
11 FC Augsburg 22 -11 27
12 FC Union Berlin 22 -8 26
13 Hertha Berlin 22 -11 26
14 FC Cologne 21 -14 23
15 Mainz 22 -17 22
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 22 -25 17
17 Werder Bremen 22 -26 17
18 SC Paderborn 07 22 -20 16