Sebastien Haller, who overcame testicular cancer, scored his debut goal for Dortmund on World Cancer Day.
Dortmund won a 5-1 victory over Freiburg in the 19th round of the German Bundesliga in the 2022-23 season held at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany on the 4th at 11:30 pm (Korean time). This put Dortmund in second place with 37 points.
A big variable occurred in the early stages of the first half. In the 17th minute of the first half, Freiburg’s Kylian Sildilia was sent off for an accumulated yellow card. In the end, Freiburg had to fight with 10 people for the remaining time. Dortmund led the game based on their numerical advantage. Eventually, in the 25th minute of the first half, Nico Schlotterbeck took the lead. Dortmund conceded a goal just before the end of the first half to finish the half at 1-1.
In the second half, a goal feast was held. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Karim Adeyemi’s goal gave Dortmund the lead again. In the 6th minute of the second half, Haller scored his debut goal for Dortmund, widening the gap. Dortmund ended up winning 5-1 with key goals from Julian Brandt and Giovanni Reina.
The most welcome news of the day was Haller’s debut goal. The match was Haller’s fourth match in Dortmund’s uniform. Haller joined Dortmund from Ajax in the transfer window last summer. But bad news happened. A tumor developed in Haller’s testicle, which kept him out of action for a while. Haller made his Dortmund debut last month after a six-month rehabilitation period.
In the second game, Dortmund achieved their first attack point. Haller helped with a dramatic turnaround goal in extra time in the second half of the match against Mainz on the 26th of last month. He then made his first start for Dortmund against Leverkusen in the last round, and scored his debut goal against Freiburg. 바카라
Coincidentally, today was World Cancer Day. After the game, Haller told Sky Sports, Germany, “Scoring in front of the yellow wall has been in my head since day one. It’s the best day. It means a lot to me. I’m happy and I want to make other people happy. More I hope to score goals,” he said.