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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Uwe Hünemeier (72' PEN)
  • Thorgan Hazard (54')
  • Jadon Sancho (57', 74', 90'+1')
  • Achraf Hakimi (85')
  • Marcel Schmelzer (89')

Jadon Sancho hat trick leads Borussia Dortmund in rout of Paderborn

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Sancho shows support for George Floyd after goal (0:20)

Dortmund's Jadon Sancho reveals a "Justice for George Floyd" shirt after scoring against Paderborn. (0:20)

Borussia Dortmund solidified their spot in second place in the Bundesliga on Sunday as Jadon Sancho scored a hat trick in a 6-1 win over last-placed Paderborn.

Dortmund were without striking Erling Haaland, who was left out of the squad after picking up a minor injury against Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Sancho was handed his first start by Lucien Favre since the Bundesliga returned to action.

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An uneventful opening 45 minutes ended scoreless, but the visitors came to life early in the second half with Emre Can forcing a close-range save from Paderborn's Leopold Zingerle and Thorgan Hazard flashing a shot just wide of the far post from a Sancho cross.

Dortmund's second-half pressure finally told when Hazard tucked away a loose ball right in front of goal to make it 1-0 after a Can cross was palmed away by Zingerle.

Sancho then doubled Dortmund's lead minutes later, tapping into an empty net from a Julian Brandt cross before taking off his jersey to reveal a shirt underneath that read "justice for George Floyd" to honour the American black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram also honoured Floyd on Sunday, taking a knee after scoring in his side's 4-1 win over Union Berlin.

Dortmund and Paderborn then traded back-to-back goals as Uwe Hünemeier converted from the penalty spot following a Can handball and Sancho buried a shot from inside the area to restore his team's two-goal lead.

Achraf Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer scored a pair of well-taken goals before Sancho added his third in second-half stoppage time with an unstoppable shot on a Dortmund counter-attack to reach the final scoreline.

Hakimi also lifted his jersey after scoring to show an undershirt with a message of support of justice for Floyd.

The hat trick was the first of Sancho's career and put him on 17 goals for the season at Dortmund to go along with 16 assists for the prolific 20-year-old.

The result sees Dortmund move up to 60 points to remain in second place in the Bundesliga, seven adrift of leaders Bayern, while Paderborn remain mired in last place in the table on 19 points.

Dortmund, the 1997 Champions League winners who last won the German title in 2012, are at home to ninth-placed Hertha Berlin in the next round on Saturday while Paderborn visit fifth-placed RB Leipzig.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +68 82
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +43 69
3 RB Leipzig 34 +44 66
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +26 65
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 63
6 TSG Hoffenheim 34 0 52
7 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +2 49
8 SC Freiburg 34 +1 48
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 -1 45
10 Hertha Berlin 34 -11 41
11 FC Union Berlin 34 -17 41
12 Schalke 04 34 -20 39
13 Mainz 34 -21 37
14 FC Cologne 34 -18 36
15 FC Augsburg 34 -18 36
16 Werder Bremen 34 -27 31
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -31 30
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 -37 20