Jadon Sancho nets hat-trick and sets new record in Borussia Dortmund win

Jadon Sancho became a Bundesliga record breaker as he scored his first professional hat-trick in Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 win at Paderborn.

BVB put the midweek defeat to champions Bayern Munich behind them with victory at the league's bottom side.

And England whizzkid Sancho more than made his mark with a decisive display.

Sancho scored three times – displaying a 'Justice for George Floyd' shirt after his first goal – en route to setting a new Bundesliga landmark.

Sancho's double took the 20-year-old forward to 17 goals in 27 league games in 2019-20.

And he boasts an outstanding 16 assists during the current campaign also.

Combined, those figures are unmatched in the German top-flight since Opta began collecting date 16 years ago in 2004: No player has ever managed more than 15 for both in the same season before.

Sancho is the first Englishman in 25 years – since Matt Le Tissier for Southampton in 1994-95 – to register both 15 goals and 15 assists in a single season in one of Europe's top leagues.

Sancho, wanted by Manchester United but with Dortmund determined not to take anything below £100million, still wasn't at his best here as he continues to work back towards full fitness after injury.

And that in itself is a scary thought.

Dortmind, minus Erling Haaland, failed to break the deadlock in the first period, passing up a number of fine opportunities.


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