Borussia Dortmund claimed their first piece of silverware in four years after they confidently overcame RB Leipzig in the final of the DFB Pokal by three goals to one.
In one of Julian Nagelsmann’s remaining games before departing for Bayern Munich in the summer, it was rookie head coach Edin Terzic that got his tactics spot on and ensured his side lifted the cup.
The England international has never lost to the Saxony side and showed his intent to keep it that way with a tremendously well placed shot into the right corner just five minutes into the game.
Sancho then doubled his tally for the night just a few moments before the break when Dortmund overcame RB Leipzig’s offside trap, allowing Marco Reus to run through on goal and pass the ball to the winger to knock it into an empty net.
Not only had the German attacking midfielder provided eight assists in the second half of the season prior to Thursday’s clash, but Dortmund had lost just two games from 19 in which he’d either scored or assisted.
Indeed, the senior playmaker was once again on form in the final as he set up two goals in the first half for Haaland and then Sancho to kill off the match before it had even got started.
Whether it was wrestling Dayot Upamecano to the ground to curl his first goal home in the first half or slipping as he fired home a second in the dying moments of the game, the Norwegian striker was more than happy to showcase his pace and power against a struggling RB Leipzig defence.