Leipzig 1-4 Dortmund: Haaland, Sancho steer Dortmund to the DFB Pokal trophy

Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, DFB Pokal Final, Session 2020/2021, RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, DFB Pokal Final, Session 2020/2021, RB Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund | Photo Credit: IMAGO

The duo put on an impressive performance to beat Leipzig 4-1.

Borussia Dortmund stars Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho grabbed the headlines for tearing Leipzig apart and steering Dortmund a 4-1 win in the DFB Pokal final.

Leipzig and Die Borussen squared off in an exciting clash – for the second time in a week – as both sides haven’t won any major trophy over the last few years.

Dortmund had a quickfire start after Sancho curled in a brilliant effort before Norwegian striker Haaland, who was returning from injury, doubled the lead with a stunning left-footed strike, outsmarting Dayot Upamecano in the process.

Die Borussen established an unassailable three-goal lead by the end of the first half, with Sancho finding the scoresheet again in added time.

Leipzig tried to force a comeback in the second half after Dani Olmo found the nets, but Haaland killed off the game by completing his double – yet another brilliant strike from his left foot.

Sancho had a struggling start to this season but has rediscovered his form lately, racking up 16 goals and 19 assists in all competitions. The English youngster’s numbers in DFB Pokal have been far more impressive with 6 goals and 5 assists in just 6 games.

On the other hand, Haaland continues to awe everyone with his surreal talent, and against Leipzig, it was a typical day in the office for the Norwegian youngster.

One of the unsung heroes of the match was Dortmund legend Marco Reus, who provided two assists. The German playmaker had been serving the men in black and yellow for nearly a decade, and he rightfully deserves this trophy.

Dortmund’s next objective would be qualifying for the Champions League as they are currently fourth in the Bundesliga table, a point ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt.