A return that deserves all the applause in the world.
Ivorian footballer Sébastien Haller scored his first official goal on Saturday since his long absence due to testicular cancer, a disease detected last summer.
The deliverance came in the 51st minute of the match against Freiburg on an unstoppable header.
The goal of the break for an easy victory (5-1).
Ten days ago, he was able to celebrate his first assist for his second appearance. This time, the 28-year-old striker did what he knows how to do best.
First tenure and first goal under the colors of Dortmund for the one who had joined the Yellow and Black this summer from Ajax Amsterdam where he had revealed himself at the highest level.
“My first objective is to be back on the pitch.
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and scoring my first goal.
It will be a magnificent and moving moment, ”he said at the end of October for one of his first public appearances.
This moment has arrived, under the cheers of the mythical public of the Ruhr.
[🎞️VIDEO - ⚽️BUT] 🇩🇪 #Bundesliga
✨ 𝐒𝐞́𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤!!
💥 Back after being operated on for cancer, the Ivorian international scores with a head shot at close range
👉 This is his 1st goal with Borussia Dortmund https://t.co/cYfBIbG3ks
— beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) February 4, 2023
His illness was detected in July a few weeks after his signing.
The native of Ris-Orangis (Essonne) then underwent several operations.
Now in remission, he returned to training this fall, a very trying path that allowed him to return to official competition two weeks ago.
He is now ready for the clash against Chelsea in the knockout stages of the Champions League (February 15 and March 7).