Germany’s Bundesliga still possesses Bayern Munchen in leading the table with 13 points ahead, yet the likely second-place Borussia Dortmund doesn’t display slowing down especially with Jadon Sancho kept being exceptional after its huge 6-1 victory over Paderborn on Sunday.
Sancho was again at the middle of Dortmund’s efforts as he came away with his first career hat-trick. His trio means he is still the only player in Europe’s top five leagues to have at least 15 goals and 15 assists to his name (he now has 17 goals and 16 assists in the Bundesliga) and is the only player in the past 10 seasons of the Germany top flight to reach that personal milestone.
The winger after scoring his first hat trick turned into much of tribute after he revealed him wearing a yellow shirt with the words written “Justice for George Floyd”.
“First professional hat trick . A bittersweet moment personally as there are more important things going on in the world today that we must address and help make a change. We have to come together as one & fight for justice. We are stronger together!” Sancho tweeted.
Sancho joined together with Weston McKennie and Marcus Thuram in honouring the ongoing protests in the US. Dortmund teammate Achraf Hakimi also revealed the same message upon his undershirt after his goal in the second half. Sancho was booked by the referee for removing his shirt, but that didn’t matter at all, after making his second and third finishes came through overworked Paderborn’s keeper Leopold Zingerle.
Borussia Dortmund may have lacked it’s aggressiveness from the first half without having Erling Haaland in the pitch due to his injury, but truly left their mark in the second half with Thorgan Hazard, Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer joining Sancho upon the scoreboard. The first half gave subtle signs their season could fizzle out after losing to Bayern Munich on Tuesday, yet the second half reminded everyone of Dortmund’s attacking threat.