ISTANBUL (AP) — Erling Haaland scored again to support Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 win at Turkish champion Beşiktaş in their Champions League opening game on Wednesday.
The 18-year-outdated Jude Bellingham was outstanding as he scored the opener and space up Haaland for the Norwegian’s ninth aim in six games at some point of all competitions this season.
Haaland, who was the Champions League’s top scorer with 10 wishes from eight games last season, now has 21 wishes from 17 appearances in the opponents.
“I don’t in fact think too great about it, to be handsome. You already know my like for the Champions League and how great I skills that,” the 21-year-outdated Haaland mentioned. ”I’m correct enjoying the sport. I mean, I’m a aim-scorer, so I bear to obtain wishes. That’s my job. That’s how it is.”
Beşiktaş made the critically better begin, roared on by vocal supporters, whereas the guests looked as if it would war with the soft playing ground.
“It was in fact laborious. I’m drained now,” Haaland mentioned. “The pitch was not handsome, nonetheless we won’t complain about anything. We war and we did handsome. So I’m fully gay for the win.”
Mature Dortmund ahead Michy Batshuayi nearly scored in the sixth minute when he drew a handsome place from Gregor Kobel.
It took 17 minutes earlier than the guests first confirmed a threatening stamp, nonetheless the transfer between Marco Reus, Julian Brandt and Haaland lacked precision and broke down.
Bellingham scored three minutes later when he took Thomas Meunier’s inaccurate on his chest earlier than firing the ball thru goalkeeper Ersin Destanoğlu’s legs.
For the remainder of the first half, it was all Dortmund, even though the guests had to wait earlier than Bellingham space up Haaland for the second correct earlier than the spoil. The England midfielder moved past a defender by switching the ball from his appropriate kind foot to his left earlier than he picked out Haaland for an easy finish.
“He’s amazing. So he’s 18 and is three years younger than me. It’s crazy. What can I impart? He’s amazing,” Haaland mentioned of Bellingham, who gave the Norwegian a kiss on the cheek in his put up-match interview.
Destanoğlu stopped a central shot from Bellingham early in the second half, earlier than Kobel did correctly to deliver Batshuayi again at the opposite finish.
Dortmund coach Marco Rose made three substitutions with out prolong with 20 minutes remaining, with Bellingham among those to poke off, earlier than Destanoğlu saved one other handsome probability from Haaland.
Ansgar Knauff came on for Haaland with five minutes of popular time remaining and grazed the crossbar in injury time.
Francisco Montero scored Beşiktaş′ comfort aim in the fourth minute of injury time with a header off Miralem Pjanic’s free kick.
“It was finish to finish, a exiguous treasure basketball,” Bellingham mentioned. “One finish, they attack, the subsequent finish, we attack. We had been correct a exiguous extra clinical tonight. And we obtained the win.”
In the opposite Neighborhood C game, Sébastien Haller scored four wishes on his Champions League debut as Ajax romped to a 5-1 win at Sporting Lisbon.
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