Sancho scores a hat-trick and pays tributes to George Floyd
Borussia Dortmund does not throw in the towel. He defeated Paderborn (1-6) thanks to goals from Thorgan Hazard (54 ‘), Jadon Sancho (57’ and 74 ‘and 91’), Achraf (85 ‘) and Schmelzer (89’) and remains second, to seven points from Bayern, when there are only 15 left to play. The victory, without the injured Haaland and Reus, carried the signature of Jadon Sancho. The English international returned to eleven after three games as a substitute and claimed a hat-trick that increases to 17 goals and 17 assists! only in League. Having him on the bench is a luxury that Lucien Favre cannot afford.
The first part of the ‘BVB’ was rather gray. Antwi-Adjej’s deflected shots were the highlight of the start of the match. Dortmund had a hard time getting there and, when he did, he was guilty of a lack of accuracy: Zingerle took a heads-up with Hazard in the 17 ‘, Collins took a cross-shot from Guerreiro in the 26’ and Brandt squandered a good ride by Achraf at 43 ‘. Favre’s instructions at the break took effect.
Borussia came out with one more gear after the break. Achraf forced Zingerle to show off after a ‘death pass’ by Guerreiro in the 49th minute, Hummels narrowly headed a corner in the 50th minute, and Hazard, high-heeled, finished off a cross slightly behind Sancho in the 52nd ‘. Emre Can gained a baseline and pulled across that Zingerle tried unsuccessfully to deflect. The ball left for Thorgan Hazard who scored his seventh league goal of the year.
Sancho hits 1st hat trick and becomes youngest Bundesliga players to reach 30 goals
In 57 ‘the’ show ‘of Jadon Sancho began. Delaney recovered and Brandt served Jadon Sancho on a plate at 0-2. A goal that the former Manchester City took advantage of to ask for justice for George Floyd. Paderborn almost got into the game with a goal annulled Srbeny for offside in the 62 ‘and with a penalty by the hands of Canto Dräger’s shot. Hunemeier did not forgive from the 11 meters and put the 1-2 in the 72 ‘.
Sancho, in the 74 ‘, returned to put land in the middle with the 1-3. He received from Hazard and resolved by turning well with his left leg. In the 85 ‘he had to increase his spectacular assists to Achraf Hakimi. The winger on loan from Real Madrid scored the 1-5 with a cross-shot after receiving from Schmelzer. The Moroccan international has already scored five goals in this Bundesliga.
Achraf immediately ceded his position to Mateu Morey. The former Barcelona player, who debuted with Dortmund in an official match, left his mark immediately. Morey started the move from 1-6. Then Witsel was in charge of assisting the veteran Schmelzer to put the 1-5 in the 89’. The icing on the game for Sancho came in 91 ‘. From a corner in favor of Paderborn, it was passed to the goal of Dortmund. Mateu Morey served a long pass for Sancho and he cooked it for him and he ate it. He ran the counterattack with Thorgan Hazard and, facing the passivity of the defense, he chose to define alone. Hat-trick.
Goals against racism
Jadon Sancho celebrated his goal for Paderborn asking for “justice” for George Floyd, killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. The English winger scored the second goal for Borussia Dortmund and took off his shirt showing another one that read “Justice for George Floyd”. Achraf, after scoring his goal, also made an X with his arms against racism and showed another shirt also asking for “justice”.
He is not the first Bundesliga footballer to have denounced racial abuse in the United States and the murder of Floyd this weekend. Schalke 04 American midfielder Weston McKennie wore a bracelet during the game against Werder Bremen with the following message: ‘Justice for George’..