Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 4-1 to win fifth German Cup

Jordan Sancho and Erling Haaland scored a brace for Dortmund, Dani Olmo's superb goal proved to be just a consolation.

Borussia Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 4-1 to win the DFB-Pokal title; Credit: Twitter/@BlackYellow

Borussia Dortmund won their first DFB-Pokal title since 2017 as they beat RB Leipzig 4-1 in the final on Thursday. Jordan Sancho and Erling Haaland scored a brace as Dortmund destroyed Julian Nagelsmann’s side at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Dani Olmo’s fantastic goal in the second half proved to be just a consolation. Dortmund captain Marcos Reus had an excellent night as the German international was involved in all four goals they scored.

Jordan Sancho started the scoring for Dortmund with just five minutes into kick-off. The Englishman cut inside and fired in a right-footed curler past Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. It all started after Marcos Reus won the ball in the middle of the park and released Dortmund attackers.

Two minutes before the half-hour mark, Leipzig were again sloppy as they gave away the ball to Reus. Reus’ forward pass found Haaland. The Norwegian shrugged of Dayot Upamecano’s challenge to make the score 2-0.

Just before the interval, Reus and Sancho combined to make the score 3-0. Leipzig defence found themselves in a two against one situation following a quick Dortmund counter attack. Reus gave the ball to Sancho inside the penalty box. The 21-year old winger beat the last defender and calmly scored his second of the night.

Dortmund stood firm to deny Leipzig comeback

After the break, Leipzig came out all guns blazing. They hit the post ones and tested Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki on two occasions. They got their only goal of the night courtesy of Dani Olmo’s superb left-footed strike from outside the penalty box in the 71st minute.

Haaland completed the thrashing in the 87th minute as his miss-kick from the edge of the penalty box went past the wrong-footed Leipzig custodian Gulacsi.

It was Dortmund’s fifth DFB-Pokal title triumph and a maiden title for their interim coach Edin Terzic. The title was very important for the Dortmund side as the big cubs have set their eyes on the young and talented players they have at their disposal. Dortmund has two games remaining in the Bundesliga and a victory in both games will ensure them Champions League qualification.

Julian Nagelsmann lost his last chance to win a title at Leipzig as he will be leaving the club at the end of the season to take charge of Bayern Munch.




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