Bundesliga: Sancho hat-trick guides Dortmund to 6-1 victory over Paderborn- As it happened

Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick to help Dortmund defeat Paderborn 6-1 and keep the club in the hunt for the title. Dortmund remains second with 60 points.

Dortmund has never lost a competitive match to Paderborn (W3, D2), a fixture in which it is averaging at least two goals per game.   -  Getty Images

Hello and welcome to highlights of the Sunday's Bundesliga matches between Borussia Monchengladbach and Union Berlin followed by Borussia Dortmund vs Paderborn.

In the end, it's finished Paderborn 1-6 Borussia Dortmund.

 

The pressure was on Dortmund to deliver and score all three points and boy, the men in Black and Yellow turned up in style. That's all for today. Thank you so much for joining us. Until next time, it's goodbye! CIAO!

Referee blows the whistle and that's that! What a second half performance from Borussia Dortmund. Clinical and brutal!

90+1' GOOAAALLL! Sancho completes his hat-trick.  He was up against one defender and had Hazard waiting for him. But he went in for the goal himself and beat Zingerle at the near post.

89' GOOOALL! Schmelzer now amongst the scorers! Witsel with a low cross from the right and an easy finish for Marcel.

85' GOOALLL!!  Dortmund punishes Paderborn on the counter, yet again!! Substitute Marcel Schmelzer lays it to Hamiki, who successfully finishes it from inside the box.

Once again, goals in quick succession as this match continues to deliver.

74' GOOOOALLL! Sancho with his second and is that it? What a move from Dortmund. Can plays it through to Guerreiro, who squares to Sancho. The Englishman beats the keeper with his left-foot.

72' GOAALLLLL! Hunemeier with a ferocious penalty and even a tall as Burki failed to save that shot. Into the top left corner and Paderborn is right back.

70' PENALTY FOR PADERBORN! Can in the thick of action again. He slides to block a shot by Drager but the ball deflects off his arm and the referee has no doubts. Can not happy. Yellow card for him as well.

69' SAVED! Can, once again, has enough time to curl it in from the centre but the shot is stopped by the Paderborn keeper.

63' GOOALLLLL  Scratch that! Srbeny, from three yards out, nets the ball but he is off-side by a huge margin.

57' GOOALLL!! Sancho makes it 2-0. Beautiful through ball from Delaney to Brandt on the left. The Dortmund no. 19 drills a low, quick cross to Sancho inside the box and the striker scores with an easy finish.

54' GOALLLLLLLLLLL! Finally.  It's Thorgan Hazard. Seventh goal of the season. Guerreiro lays it to Can down the left, who sqaures it. But the keeper intercepts the cross and parried it to the centre of the box. Lurking Hazard, this time, did not miss the tap in.

52' MISS!! Hazard from six yards out. Right across the face of goal. Lovely, low cross from Sancho on the right and Haard mis-times his tap in. Dortmund come even closer to scoring.

49' SAVE!!! What save from Zingerle! Hakimi had the chance of the match but it all came down the wonderful save from Zingerle.

48' WIDE! Just like the first half, Paderborn issues an early warning. But the shot is just wide of the right post.

The players are back out and the second half is underway! Dortmunds resumes.

Paderborn, after a strong start, lost steam and allowed Dortmund right back in the game. However,Dortmund failed to score off the five shots it had on target. But the goal is closeby, for sure.

45+1' Brandt goes long from the edge of the box and that will be it from the opening half.

44' JUST LONG!! A brilliant play by the Dortmund forward, the ball falls to Emre Can outside the box, whose shot is over the bar.

41' ADJEI!! Just wide, again. Third time he threatens the Dortmund goal and this was the best of the lost. He comes in from the left this time and beats Piszczek for pace but his left-footed effort is up and over the Burki-guarded goal.

35' A flurry of corners for the visiting side. Dortmund, in the last 18 minutes, has enjoyed 62% possession of the ball. However, Gurreiro, Brandt and Hazard still haven't managed to find the back of the net.

17' SAVE!! A long ball from the defence line and the pacey Thorgan Hazard pounces over the ball with a shot from inside the box. However, Zingelre parries away the ball.

13' BLAZED OVER! Once again, Paderborn looks dangerous on the attack and once again, it was Antwi-Adjei with the shot. This time, from outside the box, the striker blazes over goal.

10' JUST WIDE! As has been the case thtoughout the season, Paderborn has started strong. High midfield pressing resulted in a chance for Antwi-Adjei, whose shits drags wide of the left post.

This is an  important game for Dortmund! Jadon Sancho finally starts.

Kick-off!

 

Position in table:

Dortmund: 2nd (28 Games: : 17 wins,  6 draws, 5  losses- 57 points)

Paderborn: 18th (28 Games: 4 wins, 7 draws, 17 losses- 19 points)

Starting XIs are here:

Paderborn- Zingerle, Hunemeier, Strohdiek, Schonlau, Srbeny, Antwi-Adjei, Drager, Collins, Mamba, Holtmann, Vasiliadis

Borussia Dortmund- Burki, Akanji, Hummels, Piszczek, Hakimi, Delaney, Gurreiro, Can, Hazard, Brandt and Sancho.

 

MATCH FACTS (Courtesy Bundesliga.com)

  • Paderborn has drawn two of its three Bundesliga meetings with Dortmund to date, losing the other.
  • Baumgart’s side led BVB 3-0 in the reverse fixture, a game that ended 3-3. Mamba scored twice, but has not found the net since.
  • January signing Srbeny is now level with Mamba at the top of the club's scoring charts on five league goals, four of which have come in his last seven outings.
  • Dortmund has never lost a competitive match to Paderborn (W3, D2), a fixture in which it is averaging at least two goals per game.
  • Haaland has scored 10 in 11 Bundesliga games, but is without a goal in two. He has never gone more than two league matches in a Dortmund shirt without scoring.
  • The Norwegian is one of three Dortmund players on double figures for goals this season, with Reus (11) and Sancho (14) being the other two. That’s four more combined than the entire Paderborn team (31).

NEXT UP, PADERBORN HOSTS BORUSSIA DORTMUND

--END OF MATCH 1--

FULL-TIME! Borussia Monchegladbach completes a great day at office as it beats Union Berlin for the first time in the Bundesliga!

81' PLEA AMONG THE GOALS!  Receives a low cross from the left flank and tap it in to the bottom right corner. Almost a training-like finish, that.

59' GOOOALLL'! Thuram scores his second goal of the match! Poor, poor defending from Promel and Union Berlin. He loses the ball to Hoffman, right outside the box. Hoffman plays it to Igsvartsen, who squares it from the right flank to Thuram. The striker taps it in from six yards out. Game over?

50' GOOALLLLLLLL! Berlin back in the game!  And it had to be off  set-piece. The free kick is delivered to the left of the box, which is headed by Marcus Ingvartsen. Then, from six yards out, Sebastian Andersson scores off another header.

Gladbach unchanged at the break.

Half-time subsitution for Union Berlin: OUT- SUBOTIC | IN- Feli Kroos

The players are back out! Let's get going!

After a strong start in the first ten minutes, Berlin allowed Gladbach to finds its footing and once it did, goals looked imminent. Goals from Neuhaus and Thuram mean the home side is up by two goals to none and well on course to beating Union Berlin for the first time in the Bundesliga. (Interesting to see four bookings were made in the half, two from either ends.)

No time added to the first half and the referee brings down curtains on a fairly entertaining first half.

41' GOOOOOALL!! Marcus Thuram, who looked threatening from the start, has finally managed to find the back of the net. Alassane Plea, from the left flank, has a lot of time to put in a great cross into the box. The Berlin defenders, instead of attacking, were retreating. This allows Thuram to find space in the box and then head the delightful Plea cross past Gikiewicz.

30' YELLOW CARD! Marius Bülter with a vicious tackle on Marcus Thuram and the referee degarnishes the yellow!

25' Gladbach dominating the possession now. 5 shots in total (4 on target) to 2 shots by Berlin.

17' GOOOOALLL!  Florian Neuhaus puts Monchegladbach ahead! A brilliant run inside the box, squeezing and fighitng his way past two defenders before drilling the ball into the bottom left corner off his left-foot.

10' Berlin starts strong! Visitor Berlin dominates possession in the opening 10 minutes. Gladbach started with a 4-4-2 postion but high pressing from Berlin pushed the home side to a defensive 4-3-3.

KICK-OFF!!!

Position in table:

Monchegladbach: 5th (28 Games: : 16 wins, 5 draws, 7  losses- 53 points)

Union Berlin: 13th (28 Games: 9 wins, 4 draws, 15 losses- 31 points)

 

The starting XIs have been announced:

Borussia Monchegladbach: Sommer, Herrman, Thuram, Stindl, Plea, Lainer, Hofmann, Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Neuhaus,

Union Berlin: Gikiewicz; Friedrich, Schlotterbeck, Subotic; Trimmel, Lenz, Prömel, Gentner; Ingvartsen, Andersson, Bülter

 

-->Important stats from the game (Courtesy: Bundesliga.com)

  • Of the 52 teams Gladbach has faced in the Bundesliga, Union is the only one it is yet to beat.
  • The Foals were top of the table when they met Union on Matchday 12, one point clear of Bayern. They now trail the league leader by nine points.
  • Alassane Plea and Thuram have nine and eight Bundesliga goals respectively so far this season. Both have weighed in with eight assists.
  • Union has come out on top of its two previous meetings with Gladbach, winning the reverse fixture and triumphing on penalties in the 2000/01 DFB Cup semifinals.
  • Neven Subotic and Rose were teammates at Mainz. The former made his Bundesliga debut in the latter’s final German top-flight outing on 19 May 2007.
  • Union leading marksman Andersson scored 12 times across each of his previous two full Bundesliga 2 campaigns. He is already on 11 after 28 rounds of Bundesliga fixtures.

 

Two fixtures lined up today. First up, Borussia Monchengladbach hosts Union Berlin.

 

 

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