Jadon Sancho continues hot form for Borussia Dortmund as England Under 21 team-mate Reiss Nelson bags brace in first Bundesliga start for Hoffenheim
- Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson both scored in the Bundesliga on Saturday
- Sancho scored the opening goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Stuttgart
- Arsenal loanee Nelson bagged a brace on first Bundesliga start for Hoffenheim
Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson are repaying the faith put into them after the England Under 21 duo both scored on Saturday to help Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim secure comfortable wins.
Dortmund struck three times in the opening 25 minutes to beat hosts Stuttgart 4-0 and protect their four-point lead at the top of the league while Hoffenheim also picked up a win on the road thanks to Nelson’s brace on his first start in the Bundesliga.
Sancho put Dortmund ahead with a deflected effort in the third minute before Marco Reus launched their attack for the second goal and finished it off with a fine shot in the 23rd.
Jadon Sancho scored the opening goal in Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Stuttgart
Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson bagged a brace on first Bundesliga start for Hoffenheim
Reiss Nelson’s 2nd goal of the day to get his brace! #AFC https://t.co/4FOJkN8pKi
Spaniard Paco Alcacer continued his spectacular scoring run two minutes later to notch his seventh league goal this season and become the first Bundesliga player to require just 106 minutes of playing time to do so.
Stuttgart, in 17th place, attempted to force their way back into the game early in the second half but quickly ran out of ideas before Dortmund took control again.
Maximilian Philipp completed the rout in the 85th minute to become Dortmund’s 14th scorer in eight league games this season. The Ruhr valley club has also scored 27 goals so far, a club record after eight games.
Sancho is congratulated by his Dortmund team-mates after scoring the opening goal
Nelson scored two goals in seven minutes for Hoffenheim in their 3-1 away win on Saturday
Dortmund, who earned their fourth straight league win, are on 20 points, four ahead of champions Bayern Munich, who are in second place.
However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Hoffenheim and Nelson at Nurnberg though.
The hosts took an early lead through Hanno Behrens before Nelson netted twice in seven minutes to give Hoffenheim the lead after half time.
Adam Szalai scored the visitors third and final goal 10 minutes later to wrap up all three points in the 3-1 on Saturday.
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