Borussia Dortmund defeated Sevilla 3-2 at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium in the first match of the Champions League eighth-finals, with two goals from Norwegian striker Erling Haaland.

Mahmoud Dahoud (19) and Erling Haaland (27, 43) scored goals for Borussia, while the scorers for Seville were Suso (7) and Luuk de Jong (86).

The return match is in Dortmund on March 9.

It was a match marked by a great Norwegian striker scoring two goals, achieving this season’s number of eight Champions League goals. In just 13 games, Haaland scored a total of 18 goals in the Champions League and scored interestingly against each of the eight rivals against whom he played.

Borussia broke a string of three consecutive away losses in all competitions with this match, while Seville registered its first loss after nine victories in a row, failing to concede a single goal in the last seven.
The guests bravely and offensively opened the game, but in the seventh minute of the game, Sevilla took the lead with a little luck. Suso fired from the edge of the penalty area, but Mats Hummels was struck by the ball and Marvin Hitz was fooled for an early Andalusian lead.

With a goal by Mahmoud Dahoud, Borussia equalized 12 minutes later with a big shot from more than 20 meters. The guests turned the score around in the 27th minute, and Haaland scored the goal.

The Norwegian pulled the ball, played with Sancho for a double pass, and scored next to the helpless Bon.

In the last minute of the first half, after an error by Ivan Rakitic, who inaccurately passed the ball in the middle of the field, Haaland overcame the home goalkeeper once more. Borussia went on the counter, Haaland was employed by Marco Reus, and he scored 3-1.

At halftime, Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui took Rakitic out of the game and substituted Nemanja Gudelj, and he made three more substitutions after an hour of play, after which his team played even better.

Seville was in the 74th minute when Oscar Rodriguez reached the frame of the goal from a free-kick, a move towards a reduced score. On the eve of the return, De Jong returned a glimmer of hope for the Spaniards, reducing it to 3-2 in the 86th minute.


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