How will Haaland’s injury affect Dortmund?


This season’s second top scorer of Bundesliga, Erling Haaland, was injured after the Champions League match against AFC Ajax, where they lost 4-0. After the game, they announced that the Norwegian would miss some matches due to an injury. But in the later tests, the medical team confirmed that the damage was severe. The club has confirmed that he will win more matches, and the media has concluded that Haaland will miss the games in 2021. Some press has already reported about it, and one of the journalists and former Norwegian footballer Jan Aage Fjortoft confirmed that he would be the rest of the year. The match against Ajax would be his last game of 2021.

Dortmund manager Marco Rose said that Haaland would miss a couple of weeks. But according to the medical team, he might miss more than six weeks. The Norwegian has suffered a torn hip flexor. But it’s clear that the tear is a bit larger, and that’s the reason why he will be out for more than a month. Without Haaland’s goals, Borussia Dortmund betting is not a good option.

The injury to Haaland will be a massive blow to Marco Rose. The manager was setting up a team around the Norwegian. After some consecutive losses and draws, the team was slowly coming back to winning in the league. Currently, Dortmund is sitting second in the point table behind Bayern with the difference of one point.

The absence of Haaland will leave a massive gap in Dortmund’s attacking. He is the second top scorer in Bundesliga with nine goals. He also has three assists. The vital point to be looked at is the number of games that he has played. He has only played six games in the league.

The impressive stats will explain how much the German club will miss him. The goals scored per ninety-minute is 1.50, and he scores a goal in every sixty minutes in the Bundesliga. He has taken 26 shots with a conversion rate of 35%, which is better than Lewandowski’s. The shot accuracy is 62%, and it is one of the best among the top scorers.

Dortmund was relying heavily on Haaland, and their leaky defence demanded him score more goals to win the games. The support that he gets from his teammates is shallow. The Dutch striker Donyell Malen struggles to adapt to the team after moving to the club at the beginning of this season. The second best top scorer in the club is Raphael Guerreiro with three goals. This tells us how poor the team is in finding goals.

The injury to Haaland means that it’s time for more youngsters to step up. Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt should score goals to keep winning.