Marco Rose’s Borussia Dortmund tenure got off to an impressive start as his side hammered Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund 5
Eintracht Frankfurt 2
Scorers: Reus 23′, Hazard 32′, Haaland 34′, 70′, Reyna 58′; Passlack OG 27′
Dortmund took the lead midway through the first half, when Erling Haaland raced away from the Frankfurt defence before teeing up Marco Reus to score his 100th Bundesliga goal for the club.
But their lead lasted just a few minutes, with Felix Passlack’s challenge on Rafael Santos Borré trickling agonisingly past goalkeeper Gregor Kobel for an unfortunate own goal.
BVB soon went back in front, however. Haaland was again the provider as he set up Thorgan Hazard to fire past Kevin Trapp into the roof of the net.
Provider then turned scorer when Haaland opened his account for the season to make it 3-1 after being one-on-one with Trapp.
Dortmund thought they’d scored a fourth goal just before half-time when Reus found the net again, but the goal was ruled out as the ball went out of play in the build-up.
The fourth goal did soon come in the second half, when Haaland’s effort deflected into the path of Giovanni Reyna to scramble the ball home.
Haaland then bagged his second of the game to make it 5-1 with 20 minutes remaining after being played in by Reyna.
The 21-year-old has now scored 62 goals in 61 games for the club.
Substitute Jens Petter Hauge scored a late consolation goal on his Frankfurt debut, and 5-2 was how it finished.