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Erling Braut Håland continues ‘wonderful’ scoring run, breaks league record

But while this wasn't the case for Erling Braut Håland, he isn't letting it faze him. The 19-year-old — who joined Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg this month — scored two goals from the bench on Friday night in Dortmund's 5-1 hammering of FC. Koln.Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho grabbed the other goals as Dortmund moves back up to third in the Bundesliga table. The Norwegian striker's double takes his tally to five goals in his first two games for his new club. Having started on the bench on his debut against Augsburg, he came on to score a second-half, 23-minute hat-trick in a 5-3 victory.It means that Håland's five goals have come in his first hour of football in Germany.He also broke a Bundesliga record with his two goals, as no previous player had scored five goals in their first two appearances in the German top flight."It's simply wonderful — five goals, two games, there are worse starts," said Dortmund captain Marco Reus after the win.READ: Erling Braut Håland has 'potential to be an incredibly great player'Håland caught the attention of top European clubs this season after scoring 22 goals in 18 appearances for Salzburg, including four hat-tricks in the Austrian top flight and the Champions League.English giants Manchester United was heavily linked to acquiring his signature and sealing a reunion with Håland's former manager at Norwegian club Molde and current Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And after choosing Dortmund over Manchester, football journalist Richard Jolly highlighted what the Premier League club missed out on, saying: "Erling Braut Haaland has scored more league goalsRead More – Source

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