Erling Brut Haland scored twice for Borussia Dortmund, who went down in a late Sevilla fight to reach the Champions League quarter-finals after a frenzied, surprising 2-2 second leg draw on Tuesday with a 5-4 aggregate win. Gone. Halland, who double netted in Dortmund’s 3–2 Final 16 first-leg victory, tapped as an opener in the first half and imposed a comeback penalty after the break behind closed doors at Signal Iduna Park. “It was a tough game – I’m tired now, but it’s great to be in the next round,” Haland told Sky. “It was a crazy game and a crazy, amazing win.”
Sevilla forward Yousuf An-Nesari equalized in the 69th minute spot-kick and last-gasp but climbed to Dortmund.
“We’re not happy with the result. The truth is, we had no luck – they had a chance and scored,” An-Neshairi told Movstar.
“We fought until the last minute.”
Man of the Match Holland is the competition’s top scorer with 10 goals in six matches this season.
The 20-year-old is the youngest player to reach 20 Champions League goals, in just 14 appearances, breaking the previous mark set by Kylian Mapppe.
Sevilla coach Julon Lopetegui said, “We have been punished by a player (Holland) who will make his mark in this era.”
Although they had lost three of their last four matches, Sevilla dominated the opening exchanges and Dortmund faced intense pressure before taking the lead against the game’s run.
When the Spaniards lost possession in their own half, Dortmund’s midfielder Mahmoud Daud delivered a pass to Marco Reus, who sprinted the ball to get to the byline, and Halland took a turn to his cut-back.
– ‘Turbulent’ finish –
He again had the ball in the net just after the interval, but the goal was denied after it was decided by the referee.
However, the referee also fined Haland earlier in the build-up after being dishonestly fined.
Dortmund’s usual penalty ruse stepped aside to allow Holland to take the spot-kick.
Although his first attempt was deferred to the post by Yasin Bown, the Sevilla goalkeeper walked before the kick was taken and Haland made no mistake in his second attempt.
Both Holland and Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan were booked to do some pushing and shouting, with which the La Liga side resented Haland’s ceremonies.
“I missed the penalty earlier, but if he would have stood on the line I made, but he had cheated,” Heland said.
“I was a little nervous on the second penalty, but I knew it would be good to score the second goal.”
Dortmund defender Emre could also earn a yellow card and pay a penalty for a blunt push on Sevilla forward Luc de Jong, who was blasted home by Moroccan striker An-Nesiri.
With five minutes left, Bayou produced a stunning reflex save from Dahoud’s shot into the area.
However, Sevilla was not eliminated and An-Nesiri re-netted with a powerful header just before the final whistle as Dortmund faced a late storm.
“It was a turbulent game,” Dortmund caretaker coach Edin Terczyk said.
“It has not yet been given to us to receive, so it now makes us very happy to be among the best eight in Europe. Erling Holland was just outstanding.”
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