While he is barely recovering from testicular cancer discovered last summer just after his transfer to Borussia Dortmund, Sébastien Haller played a second consecutive match this Friday in a friendly with the German club. The key, an expedited hat-trick against FC Basel!
That’s what we call a resounding comeback! Even if it was only a friendly match, the Franco-Ivorian striker was full of confidence this Friday against the Swiss club. Haller offered himself a hat-trick with the BVB, participating very largely in the correction inflicted on FC Basel (6-0). The former Ajax Amsterdam striker shook the net for the first time since May 11, 2022 and a penalty scored against SC Heerenveen in the Dutch league, a few weeks before his transfer to the Ruhr.
Mit ‘nem #Hall-Trikot nächste Woche ins schönste Stadion der Welt, dat wärs… 💭
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— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 13, 2023
A simple happiness that is a pleasure to see
The Ivorian international had signed his return to the field a few days ago during another friendly match largely dominated by Dortmund against Fortuna Dusseldorf (5-1). “Jgot a lot of applause. I received a lot of messages and had some discussions with other players from Düsseldorf, my teammates in Dortmund and everyone so it can only be good. This kind of support helps you perform even better, so it was a good time“, he explained after the match. This time, it was from a penalty that Sébastien Haller opened his counter with his new club. Returning on the hour mark in place of Youssoufa Moukoko, the former Auxerrois then added two units to score goals, all in less than eight minutes (81st, 86th, 88th).
The Bundesliga in sight
After this Borussia Dortmund internship in Spain, Haller is now looking forward to returning to Signal Iduna Park. BVB will return to official competition on January 22 against Augsburg in the Bundesliga. The German club ended the first part of the season in 6th place with 25 points, nine less than Bayern Munich.