JADON SANCHO fired Borussia Dortmund past Monchengladbach and into the DFB Pokal semi-finals.
Dortmund‘s stars travelled west looking to seal safe progression… and impress their next manager.
Monchengladbach chief Marco Rose last month agreed to swap his current setting for Signal Iduna Park at the end of the season.
But things have gone sour for him at Gladbach ever since, with he Bundesliga side now winless in their last five league games.
And their season continued to unravel this evening.
Following a good early chance squandered by Marco Reus, Erling Haaland broke clear in the 36th minute and should have scored with only the keeper to beat.
The score remained level, however, as the Norwegian fired wide.
The hosts did manage to put the ball in the net on the stoke of halftime – but Marcus Thuram’s effort was ruled out for offside after a VAR review.
Haaland also thought he had scored early in the second half, only for VAR to intervene once again.
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There was nothing wrong with Sancho‘s goal, however, as he finished off a counter-attack that started from a Gladbach corner, with his shot going in off the post in the 66th minute.
Home keeper Tobias Sippel then denied Haaland in the 83rd minute, before Dortmund were reduced to 10 men late on after Mahmoud Dahoud received a second booking in stoppage time.
Dortmund have bounced back after a recent bad run, winning their last four games in all competitions, including a 3-2 victory over Sevilla in their Champions League round of 16 first leg.
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