Wolfsburg 1-3 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland scores off the bench just SEVEN minutes into his return from injury as Marco Rose’s side come from behind to go top of the table
- Wout Weghorst gave Wolfsburg the lead just two minutes into the game
- Emre Can, who was sent off mid-week, equalised from the penalty spot
- Donyell Malen made it three goals in three games to put Dortmund ahead
- Erling Haaland came off the bench to make his comeback from a hip injury
- He scored within seven minutes to seal the three points for Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scored on his comeback with a second-half volley as his team came from a goal down to beat VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 and go provisionally top of the Bundesliga.
Wolfsburg took a second-minute lead through Wout Weghorst who headed in at the near post to complete a textbook break that had left the Dortmund backline exposed.
Dortmund, who crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday with a 3-1 loss to Sporting Lisbon, levelled with an Emre Can penalty in the 35th after captain Marco Reus was brought down in the box.
Erling Haaland scored just seven minutes into his return from injury for Borussia Dortmund
Wout Weghorst scored after just two minutes to give the home side an early advantage
Donyell Malen put them in front by rifling in from a Reus pass to score for the third consecutive game in all competitions.
There was more good news for the visitors, with Haaland, fit again after a hip flexor muscle injury, making a second-half substitute appearance, just in time for the big game against Bayern Munich next week.
The Norwegian got on to the scoresheet, volleying in their third goal to become the youngest ever player to reach 50 Bundesliga goals at 21 years and 128 days.
Dortmund are on 30 points, two ahead of Bayern Munich who are in action on Saturday against Arminia Bielefeld.
Wolfsburg (3-4-2-1): Pervan, Lacroix, Guilavogui (Phillip 90+1), Brooks; Baku (Mbabu 75), Vranckx, Arnold, Roussillon (Otavia 61); Nmecha (Waldschmidt 62), Lukebakio; Weghorst
Goal: Weghorst 2
Bookings: Lukebakio, Lacroix, Nmecha, Arnold
Dortmund (4-3-3): Kobel; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz (Zagadou 85); Can (Witsel 85), Brandt, Dahoud; Reus, Malen (Haaland 73), Wolf (Knauff 62)
Goals: Can 35 (penalty), Malen 55, Haaland 80
Emre Can, who was sent off in the Champions League, netted an equaliser from the spot
Donyell Malen made it two goals in as many Bundesliga appearances to put Dortmund ahead
Haaland celebrates with team-mate Ansgar Knauff following his instant impact off the bench