Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 6-1 on Saturday to maintain their chances of winning the Bundesliga.
Dortmund are six points behind Bayern Munich with just one chance of winning the title. Six-time European champions Bayern, knocked out of this week’s Champions League, can restore their nine-point lead with a win over struggling Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.
Dortmund took control with three goals within five minutes. Defender Tom Rothe headed home a Julian Brandts corner in the 24th minute, midfielder Axel Witsel hit it two minutes later after Haaland took the free-kick, and defender Manuel Akanji saved Marco Reus’ free-kick right away. before the first half.
Five minutes later, Emre Can hit a shot from outside the box that left goalkeeper Koen Casteels fumbling.
Haaland got his first goal in the 38th minute when he was set up by Reus and past Casteels and the fine Norwegian star made it 6-0 in the 54th minute after working well with Brandt.
Midfielder Ridle Baku had a late consolation goal for Wolfsburg, who had failed to score in five previous visits to Westfalenstadion.
Hungarian winger Roland Sallai scored twice in fifth place Freiburg beat mid table Bochum 3-0 to split the points with fourth placed Leipzig, who play on Sunday.
Ranked sixth Cologne won 3-1 against local opponents Borussia Monchengladbach to win the double in the Rhine derby, winning 4-1 earlier in the season.
France forward Anthony Modeste continued his superb form to put Cologne ahead with a 16th league goal and midfielders Florian Kainz and Dejan Ljubicic added one man to make it 3-0 at half-time. one.
Swiss striker Breel Embolo scored a late winner for Gladbach in the middle of the table.
Hertha Berlin increase their chances of retention with a 1-0 win in Augsburgthanks to a second-half goal from German midfielder Suat Serdar.
Hertha is 15th and has big games against relegation rivals Stuttgart and Bielefeld. Stuttgartwho is one point behind Hertha in 16th place, drawing 0-0 in the middle table Mainz.
Serie A: Vlahovic saves a dramatic point for Juve; Fiorentina climbs to Friday
Dusan Vlahovic scored the equalizer in the 95th minute to earn money Juventus a late point in a 1-1 draw with nine men Bologna.
Alvaro Morata’s aerobatic kick went wide of the post until the Serbian forward met it with a header in the far corner to save a point for the Bianconeri. They had been denied a penalty in a decisive moment of the previous VAR dispute.
Juventus is still in 4th place, 3 points behind 3rd place Napoli, 5th ranked team will take on Roma on Monday.
Marko Arnautovic gave Bologna the lead after the break with a Roberto Soriano cross and circled the keeper to cushion the ball into an empty net. Bologna’s last six goals have all been scored by Arnautovic, who has 12 this season.
They are playing for the ailing coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, who is in the hospital being treated for leukemia.
Morata thought he netted Juventus a late penalty as he was seemingly fouled in the box by Adama Soumaoro, but no penalty was awarded after a VAR review suggested the situation The foul was committed outside the box.
Soumaoro was shown a red card after the review for dissent. In subsequent Bologna rallies, Gary Medel was also sent off, leaving the away team with nine men.
Vlahovic – who joined Fiorentina in January – then scored his 22nd goal of the season and 50th of his career in Serie A.
Fiorentina visit Venice 1-0 with Lucas Torreira’s goal to move up to sixth place and a potential spot in Europe.
Viola has won 3 consecutive matches, 6 of the last 8 matches and is unbeaten in 6 consecutive matches.
Torreira scored from close range after a free kick, after Igor Julio had a shot from just inside the box. Torreira, who is on loan at Arsenal, was also an assist for Jonathan Ikone’s shot to narrowly miss the post.
Fiorentina is one point ahead of Lazio and one point behind Roma. Viola visits Juventus on Wednesday in the second leg of the Italian Cup semi-final. Venice remains in the relegation zone after its seventh consecutive loss.
Last set Salernitana and ranked 17th Cagliari each ending a difficult period with victories could be the key to avoiding relegation.
Federico Fazio and Ederson score early for Salernitana as they beat Sampdoria 2-1 and celebrate the Southern club’s first win in more than three months. It was also Salernitana’s first win under Davide Nicola, who was appointed the club’s third manager this season in February.
Salernitana remains bottom of the table, but has come within four points of safety with two games in hand.
Alessandro Deiola volleys before the break as Cagliari beat Sassuolo 1-0 to end a five-match losing streak and move six points away from the relegation zone.
While, Udinese beat Empoli 4-1, extending the Serie B champions’ winless streak last term to 16 matches.