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Haaland scores on return to help Dortmund to Bundesliga lead

He’s back.

Erling Haaland scored on his return from injury for Borussia Dortmund to move atop the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Defending champion Bayern Munich can restore its previous one-point lead with a win over Arminia Bielefeld in the late match, a week before Dortmund hosts Bayern for one the league’s most anticipated games of the season.

Dortmund's Erling Haaland, left, and Wolfsburg's Joshua Guilavogui challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Swen Pfoertnerdpa via AP)

Haaland hadn’t played in the Bundesliga since scoring twice in a 3-1 win at Mainz on Oct. 16. He played three days later in Dortmund’s 4-0 loss at Ajax in the Champions League, then dropped out with muscular problems.

Coach Marco Rose delighted Dortmund fans on Friday when he said Haaland may return sooner than originally thought and he followed through by bringing on the 21-year-old Norway forward in the 72nd minute in Wolfsburg.

Haaland promptly drew a save from Wolfsburg goalkeeper Pavao Pervan, then scored in the 81st with an acrobatic finish to Julian Brandt’s cross. It was Haaland’s 10th goal in his seventh Bundesliga appearance of the season.

Dortmund's Erling Haaland, left, and Wolfsburg's Maximilian Arnold challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Swen Pfoertnerdpa via AP)

Sebastian Andersson scored in injury time as Cologne beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-1 in their Rhine derby in front of 50,000 fans.

Augsburg substitute Michael Gregoritsch scored in the seventh minute of injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin, a game that ended with a red card for Hertha coach Pál Dárdai’s assistant.

It stretched Hertha’s winless run to four games.

Dortmund's Erling Haaland, center, is substituted during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Swen Pfoertnerdpa via AP)

Also, Hoffenheim routed last-place Greuther Fürth 6-3 away, and Bochum came from behind to beat visiting Freiburg 2-1.

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Cologne's Dejan Ljubicic, left, Salih Ozcan, center, and scorer Ondrej Duda, right, celebrate their side third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Cologne, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Marius Beckerdpa via AP)

Cologne's Dejan Ljubicic, left, Salih Ozcan, center, and scorer Ondrej Duda, right, celebrate their side third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Cologne, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Marius Beckerdpa via AP)

Hoffenheim's Ihlas Bebou celebrates after he scores his side sixth goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SpVgg Greuther Fuerth and 1899 Hoffenheim in Fuerth, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Daniel Karmanndpa via AP)

Hoffenheim's Georginio Rutter, center, celebrates after he scores his side third goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between SpVgg Greuther Fuerth and 1899 Hoffenheim in Fuerth, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Daniel Karmanndpa via AP)

Cologne's goal scorer Dejan Ljubicic, left, and Salih Ozcan celebrate after their side opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Cologne, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Marius Beckerdpa via AP)

Dortmund's Donyell Malen, center, celebrates after scoring his side second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (Swen Pfoertnerdpa via AP)