Tom Rothe made Bundesliga history as Borussia Dortmund cut Bayern Munich’s lead at the top of the German top flight to six points in emphatic fashion.
Dortmund thrashed Wolfsburg 6-1 on Saturday, putting pressure on Bayern ahead of their meeting with Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.
It was Rothe who put Dortmund ahead with a near-post header in the 24th minute, as Marco Rose’s side scored five times in a rampant first-half display.
In doing so, Rothe – aged 17 years and 169 days – became the youngest player to score on his Bundesliga debut.
Axel Witsel, Manuel Akanji, Emre Can and Erling Haaland all found the net before half-time, with Haaland then doubling his tally in the 54th minute.
Dortmund face Bayern in Der Klassiker next Saturday, by which point Die Roten will be expected to have restored a nine-point advantage at the Bundesliga summit.
How it started: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/JMon4QIT2c
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) April 16, 2022
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