Thus, the “yellow-blacks” kept their seemingly minimal chances to fight for the first position with Bayern. Five rounds before the end of the championship, the Bavarians have a comfortable lead of 7 points.
Borussia’s success came after a dizzying second half with seven goals, after the two teams withdrew somewhat surprisingly in a draw at halftime.
The guests from Dortmund did not find a way through the tight defense of Paderborn, and they approached the match quite casually. In the second half, however, the players in the yellow teams significantly increased the speed, which immediately gave a result.
After several misses from clear positions, Torgan Azar managed to find. The Belgian national was in the right place to catch the ball deflected by the goalkeeper.
In the next attack, Jaden Sancho received a pass on an empty net from Julian Brand and doubled without any problems, which seemed to decide the match.
However, Borussia reduced the speed again, which allowed Paderborn to develop several great attacks. A goal by the hosts was canceled, and in the 72nd minute the referee awarded a controversial penalty for playing with the hand of Emre Can in the penalty area.
Uwe Hünemeier scored the penalty kick and returned Paderborn to the match.
However, this lasted less than two minutes, because Jaden Sancho quickly scored for 3: 1 in favor of Borussia.
By the end of the match, the team from Dortmund started to have fun and scored three more goals. Jaden Sancho scored his hat-trick, Ashraf Hakimi also scored, and veteran Marcel Schmelzer.
For Schmelzer, who has 256 games in the Bundesliga for Borussia, this was only the third goal.
In the early match of today’s program, the other team named Borussia, but from Mönchengladbach, beat the visiting Union (Berlin) 4: 1.