The title aspirations of Borussia Dortmund endured one more blow in the Allianz Arena when Erling Haaland was constrained off in pain in the second half of Der Klassiker against Bayern Munich.
The Norwegian sensation and BVB went into the clash on Tuesday requiring a success to close the gap on Bayern at the top of the table, after the two teams presented back-on back successes in their initial two fixtures since the arrival of the German top flight in May.
However, in the initial 45 minutes when Joshua Kimmich ‘s shot circled over Roman Burki and into the net to open the scoring, Dortmund’s expectations were dealt a blow.
When Haaland limped off the pitch with a knee injury, their expectations of taking anything out of the clash were made to look much increasingly distant by midway during that time half.
The forward pulled up in some pain with 70 minutes on the clock, however, he initially attempted to proceed with his side attempting to bounce back from 1-0 down.
Yet, after chasing down and out a Jadon Sancho cross, Haaland went to the floor and it before long became clear that he would not take any further part in the experience.
Coach Lucien Favre from Dortmund sent Giovanni Reyna, who was already warming up in anticipation of a potential replacement, to the field, while Haaland limped behind Bavaria ‘s goal and gradually made his way to the seat.
Abbreviated from their star forward, visitors were unable to discover a way through and sunk to a 1-0 misfortune that could demonstrate crucial as the season’s end looks high.
Favre announced the Norway star had sustained a knee injury after the match, yet he was confident that assuming any, Haaland wouldn’t miss a lot.
With 10 goals in only 12 league appearances since the Red Bull Salzburg switch was made in January, the power of the adolescent before the net was critical to keeping BVB ‘s crown challenge alive.