Haaland scores in Dortmund win before going off due to an injury
- Title : Haaland scores in Dortmund win before going off due to an injury
Dortmund won in Hoffenheim but so did Bayern in Berlin. The difference is still six points
Erling Braut Haaland scored before later going off injured as Borussia Dortmund won at Hoffenheim 3-2.
A Marco Reus strike and David Raum's own goal secured a third successive league win for Marco Rose's side.
Andrej Kramaric and Georginio Rutter replied for Hoffenheim, who missed the chance to climb into the top four.
Dortmund made the perfect start when Haaland tapped home Donyell Malen's cross from close range after six minutes for his 16th goal of the season, though he was forced off in the second half with an apparent groin injury and was replaced by Axel Witsel.
Former Leicester striker Kramaric brought the home side level with a spectacular volley just before half-time, but Malen teed up Reus to restore Dortmund's lead shortly before the hour.
Malen then made it a hat-trick of assists when his cutback was turned in to his own net by Raum to make it 3-1.
Rutter's cool finish from Munas Dabbour's chipped pass brought Hoffenheim back into the game, but they could not find the equalizer.
Dortmund is still six points behind Bayern Munich who defeated Hertha 4-1.