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Erling Haaland Shines In Dortmund Romp As Bundesliga Marks Return Of Football

Norwegian teen sensation Erling Braut Haaland stole the limelight Saturday as the German Bundesliga became the first major European football league to return since the coronavirus lockdown, with teams playing in empty, echoing stadiums

May 17, 2020

Dortmund players celebrate in the empty stadium at the end of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dortmund won 4-0.

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Dortmund's Erling Haaland runs with the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany.

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Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro, center, touches elbows with Julian Brandt celebrating after scoring his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany.

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Empty seats are seen in the Signal Iduna Park without spectators during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany.

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Footballs are disinfected during the Bundesliga soccer match between Duesseldorf and Paderborn in the Merkur Spiel-Arena, Duesseldorf, Germany.

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A TV camera operator works prior to the Bundesliga soccer match between Duesseldorf and Paderborn in the Merkur Spiel-Arena, Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Fortuna Duesseldorf's Austrian defender Markus Suttner and Paderborn's Tunisian midfielder Mohamed Draeger vie for the ball during the Bundesliga soccer match between Duesseldorf and Paderborn in the Merkur Spiel-Arena, Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Players of Hoffenheim and Hertha warm-up in the empty stadium prior to the Bundesliga soccer match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hertha BSC Berlin in Sinsheim, Germany.

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Hoffenheim's Togolese forward Ihlas Bebou, center, fails to score past Hertha's Norwegian goalkeeper Rune Jarstein during the Bundesliga soccer match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hertha BSC Berlin in Sinsheim, Germany.

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Leipzig's Tyler Adams, right, and Freiburg's Christian G√ľnter challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg in Leipzig, Germany.

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Leipzig's Angelino gestures before taking a corner during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg in Leipzig, Germany.

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Augsburg's Florian Niederlechner, left, and Augsburg's Raphael Framberger, right, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC augsburg and VfL Wolfsburg in Augsburg, Germany.

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Wolfsburg's Daniel Ginczek, left, celebrates his goal with team mate Kevin Mbabu during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and VfL Wolfsburg in Augsburg, Germany.

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Leipzig's Angelino gestures kicks the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and SC Freiburg in Leipzig, Germany.

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