Borussia Dortmund come back to winning ways in Paderborn with a 1-6 victory. Jadon Sancho’s first starting appearance since the Bundesliga return was the catalyst for a good comeback to winning ways. After a disappointing 0-1 loss at home to Bayern, the black and yellow needed a positive result on Matchday 29.
The game started with both teams pressing in the midfield. Although Borussia Dortmund was the favorite side, Paderborn didn’t show any fear moving forward. One could argue that Paderborn was the better team in the first 30 minutes, Soon enough, Borussia Dortmund players regained control of the game with quick passing and midfield dominance. However, the first half ended without goals.
The second half started the same way as the first, Paderborn trying hard to make the best out of the experience. Despite their early efforts, Borussia Dortmund was the side with the better quality. The 54th minute saw the start of an avalanche of domination from the visitors. Thorgan Hazard first on the scoring board. 3 minutes later, Jadon Sancho makes himself comfortable away from home making it 0-2 for the visitors. For some reason, the referee thought it would be funny to award Paderborn a penalty and Emre Can a harsh yellow card. However, to Uwe Hünemeier’s credit, it was a good one and it put Paderborn back on the map. After that, it pretty much went south after Sancho scored the 3rd goal for the visitors 2 minutes later. Achraf Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer both wanted a piece of the action, with the latter feeling happier with a goal since 100 appearances. Finally, the 90th minute saw the hat trick for the hottest young man in Europe, Jadon Sancho who scores his 17th goal this season and the 6th goal for BVB in this game. This won’t get us closer to the Bundesliga title but it will be a good morale boost for the remainder and for all that’s happening in the world right now.
From the 2005 Borussia Dortmund, till the title winning squad in 2011 and UEFA Champions League runner up era, Mostafa was always a very passionate Black and Yellow supporter. You would often see him in Coffee shops and Bars on Matchdays. He will be wearing a BVB jersey and sipping on a German beer and most likely swearing at the referee.