Erling Haaland and Youssoufa Moukoko came to the rescue for Borussia Dortmund in Hertha Berlin win

Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Hertha Berlin: Erling Haaland and Youssoufa Moukoko come to the rescue for Lucien Favre’s side in the Norweigan’s first game since agreeing a £51m deal with Manchester City

Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland scored on his last game for the German club as they beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 on Saturday in the season finale, forcing their opponents into a relegation playoff.

Haaland scored with a penalty to level the score at 1-1 with his 86th goal in his 89th match in all competitions since 2020, as Dortmund finished runners’-up to champions Bayern Munich.

The Norwegian will join Manchester City next season in a multi-year deal reportedly worth £51million.

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland grabbed an equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin

Ishak Belfodi opened the scoring for Hertha Berlin from the penalty spot in the 18th minute

Ishak Belfodi opened the scoring for Hertha Berlin from the penalty spot in the 18th minute

Hertha took the lead with an 18th minute penalty, after Ishak Belfodil was brought down in the box and the Algerian stepped up to convert the spot kick himself.

Dortmund, bidding farewell to several players as well as long-time sports director Michael Zorc, took a long time to react.

But Dortmund eventually got a penalty of their own for a hand ball by Marvin Plattenhardt, and Haaland, who also scored on his debut in the Bundesliga, scored on his final appearance for the club to make it all square.

It was Erling Haaland’s first game for Dortmund since agreeing a £51million move to Man City

Youssoufa Moukoko scored the eventual winner for Dortmund in the 84th minute of pla

Youssoufa Moukoko scored the eventual winner for Dortmund in the 84th minute of pla

Youssoufa Moukoko’s superb low shot in the 84th that went in off the post snatched the three points for the hosts as Hertha finished in 16th following a dramatic stoppage-time winner for VfB Stuttgart over Cologne that lifted them to 15th and safety.

Hertha coach Felix Magath, who took over in mid-March with the team anchored in 17th place, had been looking to lead them to safety but he must now prepare his men for a playoff battle if they are to avoid relegation.

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