Borussia Dortmund, Clubs, German Bundesliga, Jadon Sancho, Ousmane Dembélé, Story

Ahead of their Bundesliga match at Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre praised Achraf Hakimi, saying he has a big future at the club.
Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre says Axel Witsel’s integration into their squad has been very quick, despite a late return from the World Cup.

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho has been compared to Ousmane Dembele by the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc.

Sancho has contributed to a Dortmund goal every 20 minutes so far this campaign, coming off the bench six times in as many league games to record one goal and five assists in just over 120 minutes of action to help BVB top the Bundesliga.

“Jadon could still play in the under-19s. He’s brutally good, he can do things, I have rarely seen,” Zorc told Funke Media before likening him to Dembele, who left Dortmund for Barcelona for over €100 million in 2017.

“Even though he is a different player type: The extent to which his actions are not to defend, he reminds me of Ousmane Dembele.”

Dortmund trailed Leverkusen 2-0 with only 25 minutes left on the clock when Jacob Bruun Larsen’s goal sparked a comeback.

Three minutes later, Sancho replaced Christian Pulisic and within seconds started a counter attack which resulted in Marco Reus’ equaliser before setting up Paco Alcacer for the final goal.

Only six matches into the season, Dortmund substitutes have already contributed to more goals either by scoring or assisting them than in entire 2017-18 season.

Mario Gotze however, remains without a minute of Bundesliga action, missing the trip to Leverkusen with a minor illness. Having been advised to leave Dortmund by former teammate Kevin Grosskreutz, he remained the centre of attention once again.

“We should stop talking about Mario every single day,” Dortmund captain Reus told Sky following the game. “It’s not good for him, it’s not good for us.”

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