Jadon Sancho Fires Borussia Dortmund to the Top

Suffering from a 5-0 blow a week ago against Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund host Mainz on Matchday 29. Lucien Favre’s men are determined to finish the season with silverware. Although Mainz is having a bad season, this fixture isn’t going to be an easy one. Mainz players were looking for a boosting result in the Signal Iduna Park. Thankfully, Borussia Dortmund manages to win despite late-game scare.

Jadon Sancho Scores 10

The game started with the usual Borussia Dortmund possession game. Despite a few bursts of effort by Mainz, the Black and Yellows ruled the game and prevented the visitors from keeping the ball. In the 18th minute, Mario Götze provides a stunning assist after a world class ball control finding Jadon Sancho at the end who scored his 9th goal this season.

Jadon Sancho Celebrates Brace as Borussia Dortmund beat Mainz 2-1

6 minutes later, the young Englishman provider turns goal scorer after Thomas Delaney makes an accurate pass towards the penalty spot. Therefore, Jadon Sancho manages to score his second brace this season. The first half ended 2-0, advantage Borussia Dortmund.

 

The 2nd Half, the Usual Stuff

One of the most inconsistent things about Borussia Dortmund’s season is its second-half game. Marco Reus was absent for most of the game. Moreover, the German player of the year missed a couple of clear chances.

Roman Burki Saves Mainz Clear Chances

During a big chunk of the second half, Mainz players upped their attacking game and threatened Roman Burki’s goal. However, Borussia Dortmund’s goalkeeper stood firm despite conceding a goal in the 83rd minute. Thanks to Burki’s reflexes, Mainz players were denied the equalizer on several occasions. In the end, the Signal Iduna Park supporters were able to breathe after the referee’s whistle ending the game 2-1 to the home team.

Results

Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Borussia Dortmund202
1. FSV Mainz 05011
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