Norwegian striker Erling Haaland played his last match with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday against Hertha Berlin (2-1) on the 34th and final day of the Bundesliga. Appreciated by the supporters and very moved, he scored the goal of equalization. His last with the Ruhr club before leaving for Manchester City.
End clap for Erling Haaland. This time, the Norwegian crack’s adventure in Dortmund is definitely over. Two and a half years after his arrival in January 2020 from RB Salzburg, the 21-year-old striker played his last match with Borussia on Saturday against Hertha Berlin (2-1), on the occasion of the 34th and last day of the Bundesliga. Given the huge ovation he received from the “Yellow Wall” at Signal Iduna Park before kick-off, his supporters did not blame him for joining Manchester City next season.
As parting gifts, Haaland could not help but shake the nets one last time. It was done after the hour of play on penalty (1-1, 68th). The equalizing goal for the Norwegian who did not celebrate his 62nd goal in 67 games in the German championship. The emotion will be for the 90th minute, moment chosen by Marco Rose to release his star. Warmly applauded by his partners and the public, Haaland appeared very touched by these marks of affection. He leaves the club with a German Cup (2021) and a monstrous total of 85 goals in 88 games in all competitions (23 assists).
“It’s an honor to wear this shirt. At BVB I had some great times, I met some special people, not to mention a fan base that has always been our 12th extra man on the pitch. The Yellow Wall is really amazing. I will never forget any of this! Thank you all!” he posted on Twitter, along with a video recounting his best moments at the club.
Dortmund also said goodbye to Witsel
During a decidedly very emotional afternoon, Borussia Dortmund also said goodbye to Axel Witsel. The Belgian midfielder was out of contract and will not be retained. Finally, it was also the last game of sporting director Michael Zorc, at the club for 44 years. Celebrated by supporters with a huge tifo, the 59-year-old leader shed a few tears. Second in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund will play in the Champions League next season.