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Report: Dortmund hammer four past Leverkusen

borussia dortmund, marco reus, jadon sancho, paco alcacer
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Borussia Dortmund put four past Bayer Leverkusen.

Borussia Dortmund leapfrogged Bayern Munich to claim second place in the Bundesliga.

After handing out a 4-0 thrashing of Bayer Leverkusen inspired by club captain Marco Reus, and England’s teenage sensation Jadon Sancho.

Former Barcelona man Paco Alcacer opened the scoring in the 28th minute of the game. That was his fifth goal of the season, and the ideal way to prepare for facing his old club in the Champions League this week.

Alcacer is in a hot vein of form right now. He has actually scored in every competitive game, domestically and internationally so far this season.

Dortmund took a 1-0 lead in at the half time break.

The second half saw Marco Reus take the game by the scruff of the neck and double the lead five minutes into the second half.

The goal was assisted by inform Jadon Sancho and saw Alcacer execute a cheeky fake, allowing the ball to run through his legs and into the net from Reus’s first of the night.

It was not until the 83rd minute, that Sancho turned provider once again, allowing Raphael Guerreiro bag a simple tap in to make the score 3-0.

Then in the 90th minute, Reus got his brace, and the humiliating 4-0 scoreline was complete.

While the statistics tell a tale of dominance in possession by Leverkusen, the fact of the matter is, that when Dortmund created chances, they took them.

A simple demonstration that goals win games.

According to ESPN, in the post-match press conference, Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre was happy.

He said:

“We defended really well today and that necessary. We knew they would have a lot of possession.”

“We were patient. We defended well when needed, we stayed calm and avoided any big mistakes. We also showed we can play well on the break.”