FRANKFURT: Erling Haaland enjoyed a debut to remember as he scored a 20-minute hat-trick after coming off the bench in a 5-3 win for Borussia Dortmund at Augsburg.
The 19-year-old – son of former Manchester City player Alf-Inge – had been linked with Manchester United before opting last month to swap Red Bull Salzburg for Dortmund.
Haaland was named among the substitutes for Saturday’s trip but was thrown into the action after 56 minutes with his side trailing 3-1.
The Norwegian took just three minutes to open his account, slotting home after being played through on goal by Jadon Sancho.
England international Sancho pulled Dortmund level two minutes later, before Haaland capitalised on good work by Thorgan Hazard to double his tally with a simple finish.
Haaland’s treble was complete 11 minutes from time, when he tucked home a left-footed strike after receiving the ball from Marco Reus.
Haaland became the seventh player in Bundesliga history to score a hat-trick on his debut and the first since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who also did so for Dortmund and wearing the same number 17 shirt.
Two goals from Florian Niederlechner and one from Marco Richter had seen Augsburg into their 3-1 lead, with Julian Brandt scoring Dortmund’s other goal.
Ciro Immobile scored a hat-trick as Lazio hammered Sampdoria 5-1 to record an 11th consecutive Serie A win and move to within three points of the leaders Juventus.
A Felipe Caicedo strike and a double from Serie A’s leading scorer Immobile gave the hosts a decisive advantage after just 20 minutes. The substitute Bastos added a fourth before Immobile completed his hat-trick with his second penalty of the afternoon, taking his tally of league goals for the season to 23.
Karol Linetty scored a consolation goal for Sampdoria with 20 minutes remaining, but their afternoon worsened four minutes later when defender Julian Chabot was sent off for a last-man challenge. Lazio have become only the fifth team in Serie A history to put together a winning run of more than 10 games, along with Juventus (four times), Roma (twice), Napoli and Internazionale.
Julen Lopetegui returned to the Estadio Bernabéu for the first time and befell the same fate as the men who preceded him. You have to go back 14 coaches and more than a decade to find the last Sevilla manager to win here after they were defeated for a 13th consecutive visit.
Lopetegui – whose previous employment ended after just 139 days with Real Madrid – departed angrily, convinced his current team could have had more, accusing the officials of denying them.
Lopetegui had seen an opening goal ruled out by the VAR and a wonderful last-minute opportunity for the new signing Youssef En-Nesyri flash past the post.
He also saw Casemiro score a first ever double to give Madrid a 2-1 victory. For a defensive midfielder, the Brazilian has a habit of appearing when they need him – and this time they did.