Dortmund solidify their position at second place with a monstrous win over Paderborn

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Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund Vs SC Paderborn 07 – Borussia Dortmund secured a thunderous win over bottom-placed SC Paderborn 07, thrashing them 6-1 in their own backyard last night with the help of a Jadon Sancho hat trick.

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Dortmund started their playing XI without their star-striker Erling Haaland who was left out of the squad due to a minor injury that he sustained against Bayern Munich. This was the first time that Sancho was handed over a start by Lucien Favre since the resumption of Bundesliga after Covid-19.

Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund Vs SC Paderborn 07

The first half of the match was rather dull as it went on without a goal being scored by either side. But the second half made up for all the action that the first 45 minutes was devoid of. Thorgan Hazard opened the scoring for Borussia Dortmund in the 54th minute with him calmly putting the ball into the home team’s net after Emre Can’s cross was blocked by Paderborn keeper Leopold Zingerle. Sancho went on to increase the visitors’ lead by tucking the ball into an empty net following a cross from Julian Brandt. Paderborn’s only goal came after a successful penalty shot in the 72nd minute from Uwe Hünemeier following a handball foul from midfielder Emre Can. Two minutes later, Sancho doubled his goal tally making the scoreline 1-3 in favor of the visitors with his phenomenal shot from inside the penalty area. Achraf Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer added two more goals for their team within the 85th and 89th minutes respectively.

Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund Vs SC Paderborn 07

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The final scoreline of 1-6 was reached with a hattrick goal from Jadon Sancho one minute into the second-half stoppage time. The goal came riding on a strong Dortmund counter-attack which destroyed their opponent. It was the first hattrick ever of Jadon Sancho’s career which took his goal tally for the season to 17 goals and 16 assists.

Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund Vs SC Paderborn 07

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Most of the players showed their tribute to George Floyd, the American black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Tuesday. Sancho and Hakimi lifted their shirts to reveal a message of justice for Floyd. Last night’s game took Dortmund to 60 points off 29 games, 7 points behind table-toppers Bayern Munich. On the other hand, Paderborn remain at the last place with 19 points off 29 games. Their next fixtures include Dortmund playing against Hertha Berlin at home and Paderborn visiting fifth-placed RB Leipzig.

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