BERLIN: American teen Gio Reyna set up three goals for Borussia Dortmund in a 4-0 win over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday (Oct 3).
The 17-year-old Reyna, who started the season with an assist and a goal in Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach, assisted Erling Haaland in the 31st minute, Emre Can in the 47th and set up Haaland to score his second in the 66th.
Substitute Felix Passlack wrapped up the scoring in injury time.
Dortmund, which lost its previous game in Augsburg, had looked set for another frustrating afternoon after creating little of note until Haaland made the breakthrough. Freiburg midfielder Nicolas Höfler lost the ball to Dortmund captain Marco Reus, and Reyna played it on for the 20-year-old Norwegian to fire inside the far post.
Reyna floated in a corner for Can to score Dortmund’s second, and the American capped his outstanding display with another perfectly timed pass for Haaland to get his fourth goal in three games.
Borussia Mönchengladbach beat Cologne 3-1 in the Rhine derby to increase the pressure on the home side’s coach Markus Gisdol.
Cologne has lost all three games so far and was fortunate not to concede more against Gladbach, which struck the crossbar late on after goals from Alassane Plea, Stefan Lainer and a penalty from Lars Stindl. Elvis Rexhbecaj scored Cologne’s consolation.
Only 300 fans were allowed into the game due to a high number of coronavirus infections in Cologne.
Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 and end the visitors’ perfect start, Werder Bremen held on for a 1-0 win over promoted Arminia Bielefeld, and Sasa Kalajdzic earned promoted Stuttgart a 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen.
Leipzig hosted Schalke in the late game Saturday. It's the visitors’ first match with new coach Manuel Baum.