Haaland scores his first goal after the Bundesliga shutdown

DORTMUND (Germany): the environment may not be familiar with German Bundesliga returning behind closed doors after a two-month closure of coronavirus, but the identity of the first scorer of the day was completely familiar as Erling Braut Haaland put Borussia Dortmund forward against Schalke .

Haaland deflected a bass Thorgan Danger He crosses to the far corner of the net in the 29th minute for the first goal of the five games that start on Saturday afternoon in the long-awaited return of top-tier football in Europe.

It was a 10th goal in nine Bundesliga appearances for the prolific 19-year-old Norwegian striker, who moved to Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg in the winter.

Usually the scorer of the first goal in the Ruhr derby, one of the most important matches in German football, could expect to be harassed by his teammates.

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However, on this occasion, Haaland's colleagues respected the recommendations for social distancing and avoided getting too close while applauding the smiling and dancing scorer.