Marco Reus labels Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland a 'machine'

‘We hope that he continues like this’: Marco Reus hails Borussia Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland as a ‘machine’ after his two-goal heroics – including a stunning acrobatic volley – helped down Schalke in the derby

  • Erling Haaland was at the double once again as Borussia Dortmund beat Schalke
  • The Dortmund ace scored twice, including a jaw-dropping and acrobatic volley 
  • Marco Reus lavished praise on team-mate Haaland and called him a ‘machine’ 
  • Jadon Sancho also made his mark in the game by breaking a Bundesliga record 

Marco Reus has lavished praise on Borussia Dortmund team-mate Erling Haaland after the in-form ace struck twice again in the derby win over Schalke.

Haaland, 20, ensured a spot in the headlines on Wednesday following his stunning Champions League brace against Sevilla and matched his tally at the weekend.

Dortmund’s recent mini-resurgence has largely been fuelled by the heroics of Haaland – and Reus didn’t hold back when hailing the Norway international.

Marco Reus has lavished praise on Erling Haaland (above) after his two goals against Schalke

‘Erling is an absolute machine,’ he said. ‘He’s very hungry for goals. You see that in every game. We hope that he continues like this.

‘His positive energy on the pitch pushes all of us.’

With Dortmund leading after Jadon Sancho’s opening goal, Haaland wrestled back the spotlight with a jaw-dropping volley.

Borussia Dortmund ace Haaland stole the show again with his jaw-dropping, acrobatic volley

The two superstars have linked up to devastating effect often in the past, and it was Sancho again who teed up the frontman to take off in mid-air.

The acrobatic bicycle kick, unleashed sideways with plenty of power, left goalkeeper Michael Langer helpless.

Dortmund eased to only their second win in their last seven league games, leaving them still adrift of the Champions League spots, but the result was comprehensive.

Dortmund captain Reus (R) believes Haaland is a ‘machine’ and urged him to keep up his form

Haaland’s second goal in the derby win over Schalke was a simpler tap-in from close range

Sancho’s effort made him the youngest player in the German top flight to score 35 goals, with Raphael Guerreiro and Haaland’s tap-in also delivering the damage.

Haaland saluted his partnership with Sancho after the game and admitted he is relishing performing alongside the highly-coveted forward.      

He told Sport 1: ‘Me and Jadon we keep finding each other. It is a pleasure to play with this guy.’

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