Bundesliga 2019: Sancho, Witsel and Reus help Dortmund comeback from embarrassment

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Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Paderborn Highlights – Dortmund hosted Paderborn in their first match after the international break. Paderborn is currently at the bottom of the Bundesliga table and with the humiliation against Bayern Munich in their last outing, everything pointed to a good Dortmund performance but that’s exactly what didn’t happen. Paderborn was able to put pressure on BVB from their very first attack. They were really good at counter-attacks and the way Paderborn played yesterday, it didn’t feel like it was the team that is battling relegation battle.

bundesliga 2019 dortmund vs paderborn highlights

They have extremely pacy and clinical wingers who are able to run past defenders and then slot the ball in the back of the net. Mamba, the striker for Paderborn scored twice in the opening 40 minutes of the game. Holtmann extended the lead of the visitors to 3 goals, all of the goals were scored on counter-attacks as they were able to exploit a weak Dortmund defense without Manuel Akanji.

Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Paderborn Highlights

Dortmund players went into the dressing room with their heads low and the fans extremely angry. The second half was a lot better for the home side as they began it with a goal. The goal came off of Jadon Sancho who had all the time in the world to finish the ball comfortably. After a quick first goal, it took a long time for the second goal. The second goal came, thanks to Mats Hummels who crossed the ball into Paderborn’s box, the ball fell just in front of Axel Witsel who was able to decrease the visitors’ lead.

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Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Paderborn Highlights – The scoreboard read 2-3, as the 90 minutes approached. In a desperate attempt to find the leveler, Jadon Sancho lobbed a ball into the box which was headed by club captain Marco Reus. Dortmund wasn’t happy to settle with a draw against a side they should have most definitely won against and the players in the post-match conference were very frank on describing how they felt.

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Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Paderborn Highlights – The angry fans outside the stadium chanted for the sacking of manager Lucien Favre but Reus was quick to take his stand as he said, “Favre is doing the best for the club, it’s us players who aren’t able to deliver to expectations.” Gaining just one point this match week, Dortmund are likely to slip down to a middle position in the table.

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