Jadon Sancho's excellent piece of skill led to his all important winning goal vs RB Leipzig on Saturday, as Borussia Dortmund chase a Champions League spot.
Dortmund were in need of a win against the only team who could stop Bayern Munich winning yet another Bundesliga title, as their ambitions to qualify for the Champions League were in jeopardy.
Marco Reus gave Edin Terzic's side an early lead after just seven minutes and it looked like they would take the much needed three points when Sancho doubled their lead after half time.
However Leipzig halved the deficit on 63 minutes, through Lukas Klostermann, before Daniel Olmo equalised in the 77th minute.
With their top four chances quickly slipping away from them, Sancho came up with a moment of genius, holding up the ball before back heeling it to the oncoming Raphael Guerreiro.
The England forward then got himself back into position and was in the perfect place to slot home from two yards out from the wing backs cut back.
It's the Jadon Sancho Show :dizzy:- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2021
The back flick, the cutback, and the finish
The big game composure :100: pic.twitter.com/0DUYJS13Al
It's fair to say that the injured Erling Haaland, watching his team from the stands, was pretty happy with his teammate's late goal.
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A very happy man. :eyes::black_circle: pic.twitter.com/XRf1JweeCu
Leipzig had one more chance to equalise, but Olmo blasted over after a brilliant team move, and Sancho's goal secured a valuable three points.
The loss for Julian Nagelsmann's side meant that Bayern were crowned champions for the ninth season in-a-row, before he goes to join them in the summer.
For Dortmund it was a huge boost for their chances of finishing in the top four, and put them into fourth, two points clear of Eintracht Frankfurt, who have a game in hand.
The two goals for the 21-year-old, who missed six weeks due to injury recently, weren't his only contribution to the match, as he also wonderfully nutmegged Dayot Upamecano.
Sancho left Upamecano in the mud :dizzy_face::skull: pic.twitter.com/SpOXAyAcxs- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2021
The former Manchester City youngster has once again been linked with a move away from Dortmund in the summer, most notably with Manchester United.
Sancho spoke about his future after the game. "Will I leave the club? I don't know about my future," he told ESPN.
"I am very happy here in Dortmund at the moment. I love the club, the fans and the team. They gave me my first professional start."
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