Paderborn 1-6 Dortmund: Visitors run riot despite absence of Erling Haaland as Jadon Sancho scores hat-trick on his return to starting line-up with Thorgan Hazard, Achraf Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer also on target
- Dortmund cut the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to seven points
- Sancho netted second-half hat-trick on first start since Bundesliga resumption
- Hazard was pushed upfront due to Haaland injury and he opened the scoring
- Achraf Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer were also on target in Sunday’s rout
Borussia Dortmund kept alive their slim title hopes in the Bundesliga after a hat-trick by England forward Jadon Sancho helped them to a 6-1 win at bottom team Paderborn on Sunday.
The result left Dortmund second on 60 points from 29 games with five rounds of matches remaining, seven behind champions and league leaders Bayern Munich. Paderborn remained rooted to the foot of the standings on 19 points.
The visitors missed a string of chances before Thorgan Hazard gave them a 54th-minute lead from close range and Sancho made it 2-0 three minutes later with a simple tap-in.
Jadon Sancho completed his first hat-trick in a competitive game in injury-time
Sancho celebrated his first goal by revealing a T-shirt which said ‘Justice For George Floyd’
Uwe Huenemeier pulled one back for Paderborn with a 72nd-minute penalty before Sancho scored Dortmund’s third two minutes later with a fine left-foot shot and Achraf Hakimi drilled in the fourth in the 85th minute.
Marcel Schmelzer made it 5-1 with a close-range goal in the 89th and Sancho completed his hat-trick barely 60 seconds later as Paderborn fell apart in the closing stages, giving him time and space to steer the ball past keeper Leopold Zingerle.
Paderborn ran out of steam and sub Marcel Schmelzer added to their pain with a rare goal
Achraf Hakimi capped an excellent display for Dortmund with his side’s fourth goal
Jadon Sancho made it 3-1 for the visitors with a cool finish into the corner in the 74th minute
The England winger finished off a crisp move by slotting home Julian Brandt’s cross
Thorgan Hazard opened the scoring for Dortmund from close range in the 54th minute
Thorgan Hazard went close to breaking the deadlock but was kept out by the Paderbor keeper
Paderborn’s Sebastian Vasiliadis battles for the ball with Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro
Winger Jadon Sancho takes on Paderborn duo Dennis Srbeny and Jamilu Collins
Jadon Sancho made his first start for Dortmund since the resumption of the Bundesliga
Dortmund enjoyed plenty of early possession but the home side were dangerous on the break
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