Borussia Dortmund boast one of the most exciting attacking line-ups in European football right now.
Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho upfront, backed up by playmaker Gio Reyna and midfielders Jude Bellingham and Axel Witsel, plus wing-backs Thorgan Hazard and Thomas Meunier, means Lucien Favre’s side are capable of playing some scintillating stuff.
The German outfit caught the eye on Saturday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park in the Bundesliga.
Reyna broke the deadlock in the 35th minute, via an assist from summer signing Bellingham, before Haaland doubled BVB’s lead from the penalty spot shortly after half-time.
But the highlight of the game came in the 77th minute when Sancho and Haaland combined for one of the fastest counter-attacks you’re ever likely to see.
Gladbach had a corner but were left exposed when the ball fell to Sancho on the edge of the box.
The England international, who is still being strongly linked with a move to Manchester United, span and darted towards the opposite half of the pitch.
Sancho had a 10-yard head-start on Haaland when he turned, but the Norwegian striker put the afterburners on and outsprinted several opponents.
Sancho then produced an inch-perfect pass before Haaland finished past Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer.
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From one end of the pitch to the other in just nine seconds, that’s a stunning counter-attacking from Dortmund.
Sancho is lightning-quick but Haaland’s speed is on another level.
The two 20-year-olds have an excellent on-field relationship and will continue to pose a major threat together over the coming seasons – provided Sancho remains at the club.
Haaland is hopeful that he will.
“He will be an important player for us this season,” Haaland said of Sancho, per the Daily Mail, this week.
“If he stays, I’ll be very happy because he is both a good friend of mine and a hell of a player.”
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