Erling Braut Haaland has 21 goals in 17 games for club and country this season
Erling Braut Haaland scored four second-half goals as Borussia Dortmund recovered from a goal down to thrash Hertha Berlin and reduce the gap to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
Norway international Haaland, 20, scored a 15-minute hat-trick as Dortmund moved second, one point behind Bayern who drew 1-1 with Werder Bremen.
Raphael Guerreiro added a fourth before Haaland completed his side’s scoring.
Brazilian winger Matheus Cunha scored in either half for Hertha.
Manager Lucien Favre gave a senior debut to Youssoufa Moukoko – one day after his 16th birthday – to become the youngest person to ever play a professional match in Germany.
The Cameroon-born German youth international, who has scored 141 goals in 88 youth matches for the club, came on with five minutes remaining.
The in-form Haaland has scored 10 goals in his past six games in all competitions for Dortmund and has 21 goals in 17 games for club and country this season.
He won the 2020 Golden Boy award for the best under-21 player playing in a European country’s top division earlier on Saturday, finishing ahead of Barcelona and Spain’s Ansu Fati and Bayern Munich’s Canadian left-back Alphonso Davies.
Dortmund were beaten 3-2 by champions Bayern Munich prior to the international break and trailed at half-time to Cunha’s stunning strike from 20 yards.
Haaland levelled two minutes into the second half, sweeping in Emre Can’s pass, and raced clear to add his second two minutes later. He rounded the goalkeeper for his third while his fourth arrived from a Jude Bellingham assist after Guerreiro’s contribution.
Cunha had converted a 79th-minute penalty to make it 4-2, but Dortmund scored swiftly after the restart.
Dortmund return to Champions League action on Tuesday, when they host Club Bruges (20:00 GMT).
Line-ups
Hertha Berlin

  • 1Schwolow
  • 2Pekarík
    Substituted forMittelstädtat 85’minutes
  • 20Boyata
  • 14Alderete
  • 21Plattenhardt
    Substituted forZeefuikat 85’minutes
  • 6Darida
    Substituted forLöwenat 76’minutes
  • 5Stark
  • 8Guendouzi
  • 10Santos Carneiro Da CunhaBooked at 61mins
  • 11Lukebakio
    Substituted forLeckieat 75’minutes
  • 9Piatek
    Substituted forNgankamat 76’minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Leckie
  • 16Dilrosun
  • 17Mittelstädt
  • 22Jarstein
  • 23Löwen
  • 27Ngankam
  • 29Tousart
  • 31Dárdai
  • 42Zeefuik

B Dortmund

  • 1Bürki
  • 23Can
    Substituted forPiszczekat 76’minutes
  • 15Hummels
  • 16Akanji
  • 24Meunier
  • 28Witsel
  • 8Dahoud
    Substituted forBellinghamat 62’minutes
  • 13GuerreiroBooked at 10mins
    Substituted forSchulzat 85’minutes
  • 11Reus
    Substituted forReynaat 77’minutes
  • 9Haaland
    Substituted forMoukokoat 85’minutes
  • 19Brandt

Substitutes

  • 7Sancho
  • 10T Hazard
  • 14Schulz
  • 18Moukoko
  • 22Bellingham
  • 26Piszczek
  • 30Passlack
  • 32Reyna
  • 35Hitz

Match Stats
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  1. Match ends, Hertha Berlin 2, Borussia Dortmund 5.
  2. Second Half ends, Hertha Berlin 2, Borussia Dortmund 5.
  3. Foul by Nico Schulz (Borussia Dortmund).
  4. Matheus Cunha (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  5. Foul by Nico Schulz (Borussia Dortmund).
  6. Deyovaisio Zeefuik (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  7. Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  8. Foul by Niklas Stark (Hertha Berlin).
  9. Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  10. Foul by Dedryck Boyata (Hertha Berlin).
  11. Foul by Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund).
  12. Matteo Guendouzi (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  13. Foul by Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund).
  14. Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha Berlin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  15. Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  16. Foul by Eduard Löwen (Hertha Berlin).
  17. Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Youssoufa Moukoko replaces Erling Haaland.
  18. Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Nico Schulz replaces Raphael Guerreiro.
  19. Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Deyovaisio Zeefuik replaces Marvin Plattenhardt.
  20. Substitution, Hertha Berlin. Maximilian Mittelstädt replaces Peter Pekarík.