Dortmund - RB Leipzig

Germany: Bundesliga
Dortmund M. Reus (7), J. Sancho (51), J. Sancho (87)
RB Leipzig L. Klostermann (63), Daniel Olmo (77)

15.30 kickoffs: Jadon Sancho leads Dortmund over Leipzig, Bayern München officially 2020/21 Bundesliga champions

By Peter Vice

The title-winning t-shirts are set to come out at the Allianz Arena later this afternoon after Edin Terzic's Dortmund held off Leipzig with a 3-2 victory. 

A Jadon Sancho brace proved the difference as the hosting Schwarzgelben snatched all three points after some late drama. 

Jadon Sancho (Dortmund) and Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).
Jadon Sancho (Dortmund) and Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Sven Sonntag

Julian Nagelsmann's RB Leipzig came back from a 0-2 deficit on Saturday afternoon at Signal Iduna Park to draw level with a BVB side fighting for its life in terms of a Champions League spot. The hosting Westphalians appeared to be cruising to an easy victory until the visiting Saxons tallied twice in an eleven-minute-span. Terzic's Dortmund still kept a cool head about matters and produced the game-winning goal three minutes from time. 

With lead-striker Erling Haaland once again watching on from the stands, a Dortmund 4-2-3-1 spearheaded by Thorgan Hazard too the field on Saturday afternoon. Haaland's absence didn't appear to be much of a problem as captain Marco Reus opened the scoring seven minutes in. A lovely back-heel from Hazard put Reus through on a one-two, but the BVB skipper supplied his own magnificent finish to put his side off on the right foot. 

Little else happened over the course of the first half as a disciplined Terzic side kept their shape and squeezed out Leipzig regularly. Sancho struck six minutes after the restart, completing some nice footwork after Raphaël Guerreiro shuffled off for him wide left. Lukas Klostermann was able to pull a goal back twelve minutes after that. As has been the case many times this season, Dortmund conceded on a poorly defended corner. 

Dani Olmo then drew the visitors level in the 77th after Hee-Chan Hwang toasted Guerreiro and set the Spaniard up with a sublime cutback. Guerreiro atoned for his mistake ten minutes later on with another set up of Sancho. The Englishman lurked on the overlap, controlled well, and emphatically hit the back of the net to send the entire team into convulsions. 

Leipzig's loss means the FC Bayern München have now officially earned their ninth consecutive league championship, no matter what happens later today in the match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Dortmund are in excellent position to secure a top-four place, with Frankfurt under serious pressure to respond with a win against surging FSV Mainz 05 tomorrow.

Elsewhere in the Bundesliga's 15:30 kickoffs, FC Schalke 04 appeared headed for their third win of the season after jumping out to a 2-0 halftime lead. Opponents TSG Hoffenheim nevertheless completed their second spectacular comeback in the last three rounds, charging back to win 4-2. 

VfL Wolfsburg remain two points ahead of Dortmund in third place after securing a 3-0 victory over FC Union Berlin. Leverkusen-Bremen ended in a goalless draw. On 31 points, Florian Kohfeldt's Hanseaten may be dragged into the relegation zone before the weekend is out.

35Marwin Hitz ↩46
26Łukasz Piszczek
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels
13Raphaël Guerreiro
23Emre Can
8Mahmoud Dahoud ↩60
32Giovanni Reyna ↩82
11Marco Reus (C)
7Jadon Sancho
10Thorgan Hazard ↩72
1Roman Bürki ↪46
27Steffen Tigges
36Ansgar Knauff ↪82
14Nico Schulz
6Thomas Delaney ↪60
19Julian Brandt ↪72
24Thomas Meunier
30Felix Passlack
RB Leipzig
1Péter Gulácsi
16Lukas Klostermann ↩82
5Dayotchanculle Upamecano
4Willi Orban
44Kevin Kampl ↩75
39Benjamin Henrichs ↩64
25Daniel Olmo
7Marcel Sabitzer (C)
3Angeliño ↩74
11Hwang Hee-Chan
10Emil Forsberg ↩64
33Josep Martínez
9Yussuf Poulsen
19Alexander Sørloth
21Justin Kluivert ↪64
6Ibrahima Konaté
22Nordi Mukiele ↪64
23Marcel Halstenberg ↪82
8Amadou Haidara ↪74
27Konrad Laimer ↪75

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