Dortmund will want to secure Champions League qualification for the next year, and tonight’s result could be massive for their European ambitions.
A first-half goal for Marco Reus and two second-half goals from Jadon Sancho were enough to earn all three points for the home side earlier tonight.
The absence of Erling Haaland
The Norwegian striker was absent due to injury, and RB Leipzig would have fancied their chances of a win away from home.
However, Dortmund were motivated, and they did well to score thrice without the star striker.
Few would have expected the home side to outscore RB Leipzig without Haaland, and tonight’s performance could give them a major confidence lift.
The charismatic winger scored two vital goals for his side in the second half, including the match-winner on the 87th minute.
Sancho has been an exceptional player for Dortmund ever since he joined the club from Manchester City, and it will be interesting to see if how the German outfit replace him in the summer.
The player has been linked with a return to the Premier League, and he will be hoping to guide Dortmund to the Champions League before leaving.
RB Leipzig’s defensive record
Julian Nagelsmann’s side has been quite impressive at the back this season, and they have the best defensive record in the country.
The second-placed Bundesliga side have conceded just 28 goals in 32 matches, but they conceded three times tonight, and they will be majorly disappointed with their defensive vulnerabilities.
Leipzig are now 10 points behind league leaders Bayern Munich, and the Bavarian giants have been crowned champions following tonight’s result.