Bundesliga: Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski score in farewell Dortmund and Bayern appearances

Borussia Dortmund’s official said goodbye to goal machine Erling Haaland, who will follow in the footsteps of his father Elfie Haaland to the Etihad Stadium when he joins Manchester City later during the summer transfer window in 2022

Borussia Dortmund’s official said goodbye to goal machine Erling Haaland, who will follow in the footsteps of his father Elfie Haaland to the Etihad Stadium when he joins Manchester City later during the summer transfer window in 2022

Borussia Dortmund’s forward Erling Haaland scored in his last match for the German club when they beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 on Saturday at the end of the season, which forced their opponents to a relegation play-off.

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, when Dortmund finished second to champions Bayern Munich.

The Norwegian will join Manchester City next season in a multi-year agreement that is reportedly worth up to 300 million euros. Hertha took the lead after 18 minutes, as a result of Ishak Belfodil’s awkward, but ultimately successful, shot from the right.

Dortmund, who said goodbye to several players and the longtime sports director Michael Zorc, took a long time to react.

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

Youssoufa Moukoko’s outstanding low shot in the 84th that went in outside the post snatched three points for the hosts when Hertha finished in 16th place after a dramatic stoppage time winner for VfB Stuttgart over Cologne that lifted them to 15th place and safety.

Lewandowski wants to leave Bayern, says the club’s sports director

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has announced the club’s manager that he wants to leave and not extend his contract with the German champions, Bayern’s sports director Hasan Salihamidzic said on Saturday.

Speaking ahead of Bayern’s final Bundesliga match of the VfL Wolfsburg season, Salihamidzic confirmed widespread reports that the Bundesliga’s second best scorer of all time may be on his way out despite having a contract until 2023.

The player has been strongly linked to a move to Barcelona.

“I spoke to Lewa. In that discussion, he informed me that he does not want to accept our offer to extend the contract and that we would like to leave the club,” Salihamidzic told Sky Germany.

“He said he wanted to do something else. But our position has not changed. In fact, he has a contract until June 30, 2023.”

The 33-year-old Pole came to Borussia Dortmund in 2014 and has won the German league title every year since then as well as the Champions League 2020.

An audience favorite, the forward was on target at Saturday’s end of the season with 2-2 at VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga to take his figure to 35 league goals when he won the league’s best goal scorer for the fifth season in a row.

He also scored 13 goals in this season’s Champions League.

Salihamidzic said there had been no talks with other clubs so far. Barcelona coach Xavi, when asked about Lewandowski on Saturday, declined to comment on media reports but said a player’s age was not an issue.

“I’m not going to talk about Lewandowski now,” when asked about the player’s age. “But let me remind you that I agreed to recruit Dani Alves at 38. All we care about is the professional mentality.

“Players take better care of themselves. Age is not a priority. If they improve us, that’s what matters.”

Lewandowski’s goal helped Bayern win their tenth league title in a row, but they were knocked out early in the German Cup and were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals.

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