Borussia Dortmund

Three points for Dortmund after trashing Paderborn

Borussia totally trashed Paderborn 6-1.

Jadon Sancho finally made his first start for Borussia Dortmund after the resumption of the Bundesliga season.

Thorgan Hazard replaced Erling Haaland leading the attack, as the Norwegian picked up an injury in the last week match against Bayern Munich.

Borussia Dortmund showed that they cannot play under pressure as Paderborn pressed them very well in the opening minutes of the game.

Favre's side were not as determined as in the first two games after the two-month suspension of the football. Their lack of confidence was obvious in the first half of the game.

Dortmund found it difficult to open up Paderborn defence, they were dominant over the ball, but possession is not everything.

From what we have seen we can easily say that Sancho was struggling with his fitness. He was not like himself in the first half, as he was not creative enough.

The first chance Borussia had to open the scoreline came in the 25th minute, after Guerreiro shot the ball straight to the goal, but it deflected from Paderborn defender and went into the corner.

In the 30th minute Hazard had chance to score as he almost get past the keeper, but the defender intervened perfectly to prevent the goal.

Just before halftime Julian Brandt had chance to score after Sancho and Hazard played the ball perfectly, but the German shot the ball far off distance.

Borussia started the second half much more determined than the first and they pushed Paderborn into their half of the pitch.

After the halftime, Hakimi has the most clear chance to score a goal, but he wasted it as he shot the ball straight into the keeper.

In the 52nd minute, Thorgan Hazard had chance to score after a great pass from Sancho, but he was just not precise enough and he couldn't place the ball in the net.

However, in the 54th, minute Hazard opened the scoreline. Emre Can tried to pass the ball to Hazard, but the keeper intervened trying to deflect the ball, but the Belgian was in the right place in the right time and placed the ball into the net.

Just 3 minutes later, in the 57th minute, Sancho scored in his style making the scoreline 2-0.

Julian Brandt was left unmarked and he rushed with the ball in the penalty area of Paderborn and then he saw Jadon Sancho who was left alone and passed him the ball, and of course Sancho placed it in the net.

However, Paderborn showed that it is not over after Huenemeier scored from the spot after the hosts received the penalty as Emre Can played with his hand in the box.

Sancho was still not finished with Paderborn and showed some of his magic, scoring for the second time in the game in the 74th minute.

Hakimi totally destroyed Paderborn hopes for anything as he blasted the ball in the net scoring Borussia fourth goal of the game in the 85th minute.

Marcel Schmelzer put the icing of the cake as he scored in the 89th minute of the game.

Sancho sealed his hat-trick in the added time after the young Englishman showed for the third time of the match what he can do with the ball.