The Norwegian goal-machine once again turned the spotlight on himself in another action-packed afternoon for BVB.
Erling Haaland bagged a brace as Borussia Dortmund survive a fightback by Union Berlin to record a 4-2 victory in Bundesliga on Sunday.
Dortmund took the lead inside the first 10 minutes through Raphael Guerreiro, who let fly a spectacular volley from an acute angle over goalkeeper Andreas Luthe and into the back of the net.
Haaland doubled his side’s lead midway through the half, beating two defenders to get on the end of Thomas Meunier’s teasing cross and firing in a bullet header.
An own-goal from captain Marvin Friedrich saw BVB further increase their advantage seven minutes into the second half.
Union Berlin showed great fighting spirit for a short spell as they cut down their deficit to just one goal, with Max Kruse converting a penalty near the hour-mark and Andreas Voglsammer heading home from a corner at minute 81.
Any hopes of a comeback for the Berliners, however, were extinguished when the BVB no. 9 added a fourth late on. The Norwegian striker latched onto a Mats Hummels long ball before lobbing a stunning half-volley inside the far post.
Haaland is a gift that keeps on giving and has now been involved in an impressive 11 goals in just five league matches for Dortmund.