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Bundesliga restarts with no fans, Haaland celebrates alone

 

Last updated 5/16/2020 at 10:32am

By CIARÁN FAHEY AP Sports Writer

BERLIN (AP) - Erling Haaland scored the Bundesliga's first goal in more than two months and then celebrated.

Alone.

The 19-year-old's Borussia Dortmund teammates stayed away, mindful of the strict hygiene measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Germany's soccer season resumed in unprecedented conditions on Saturday.

Dortmund defeated Schalke 4-0 in the first Ruhr derby to be played in an empty stadium. Calls and shouts from coaching staff and players, and the thud of the sanitized ball being kicked, reverberated around the mainly deserted stands.

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