RB Leipzig 1-3 Borussia Dortmund: Jadon Sancho continues his good form with a goal and assist while Erling Haaland grabs a brace as BVB close the gap on their Bundesliga title rivals
- Jadon Sancho was on target again as Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 2-0
- The England international opened the scoring with a goal in the 54th minute
- Sancho then set up Erling Haaland for the second in the 71st minute
- Haaland then scored his second after being played in by Marco Reus
Borussia Dortmund scored three times in the second half, twice with Erling Haaland and once with Jadon Sancho, to beat hosts RB Leipzig 3-1 on Saturday and close the gap to the top spots in the Bundesliga.
After a toothless first half Dortmund improved after the break, taking the lead when Halaand charged down the wing and Marco Reus flicked his cross on with his back heel for Sancho to fire in.
The England international has now scored for the second consecutive game after failing to find the back of the net in the first 13 league matches of the campaign.
Jadon Sancho was on target again as Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 3-1 on Saturday
Erling Haaland also grabbed a brace as Dortmund closed the gap on their title rivals
Dortmund stay fourth in the table but are now only three points behind Leipzig
Sancho opened the scoring in the 54th minute after he was played through by Marco Reus
The visitors came close to a second goal in the 65th but Haaland’s powerful shot was tipped onto the crossbar by keeper Peter Gulacsi.
Leipzig, who had kept a clean sheet in their previous four league games, responded with a chance of their own two minutes later as Dani Olmo hit the post with his shot.
But Haaland got onto the score sheet, heading in a Sancho cross at the far post after launching the move himself in the 72nd minute.
Haaland headed home Sancho’s cross in the 74th minute to double Dortmund’s advantage
The forward than rounded Gulacsi to make it 3-0 before Leipzig pulled a goal back at the death
The Norway international grabbed a second goal six minutes from the end when he was sent through by Reus to round Gulacsi before Leipzig scored in the 90th with Alexander Sorloth.
Dortmund are fourth in the standings on 28 points, five off leaders Bayern Munich, who lost 3-2 at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Friday.
Leipzig, who suffered their first home loss of the season, are in second place on 31.
RB Leipzig (3-4-2-1): Gulacsi; Halstenberg; Upamecano; Orban; Haidara (Hee-Chan 71); Sabitzer (Kolstermann 61); Adams; Angelino; Poulsen (Samardzic 88); Olmo; Forsberg (Sorloth 61)
Subs not used: Wosz; Martel; Borkwski; Mukiele; Martinez
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Burki; Guerreiro; Hummels; Delaney (Zagadou 70) Meunier; Akanji; Sancho (Tigges 85); Witsel (Can 30); Reus (Brandt 85); Reyna; Haaland
Subs not used: Piszczek; Schulz; Morey; Unbehaun; Moukoko;
Scorers: Sancho (55); Haaland (70)
Booked: Delaney; Akanji