Jadon Sancho scored to send Borussia Dortmund into the elimination rounds of the German Cup with a 1-0 success at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Tuesday.
The game’s development had been dominated by Gladbach mentor Marco Rose’s transition to Dortmund next season, yet it was the 20-year-old Sancho who arose as the principle figure in a cagey quarterfinal.
Sancho made the advancement in the 66th moment on a counterattack after a Gladbach corner. Nico Schulz caught a Florian Neuhaus pass and played the ball forward through Erling Haaland and Marco Reus, who sent Sancho on his way. The Britain forward terminated in off the left post.
Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, one of a few players confronting their previous group, was shipped off in injury time with his subsequent yellow card for a risky lurch at Ramy Bensebaini, who was reserved for his response. Dahoud will miss the elimination round.
Reus, the Dortmund chief, additionally recently played for Gladbach, as did substitutes Schulz and Thorgan Risk, while Gladbach’s Matthias Ginter and Jonas Hofmann recently played for their adversaries.
It was Gladbach’s fourth consecutive loss across all rivalries and it extended to its winless race to six games – Rose’s most exceedingly terrible stretch as a mentor.
The two sides botched great opportunities to score. Marcus Thuram ought to have scored right on time for Gladbach before Reus answered with one more squandered freedom at the opposite end.
Dortmund endured a blow in the middle with Raphaël Guerreiro going off harmed. The Portuguese wing-back was resting with his left shin protector off after only three minutes played. Schulz entered his place.
The following once in a lifetime opportunity tumbled to Haaland, yet Nico Elvedi got back and some way or another did what’s needed to simply put the youthful star off in the 36th.Thuram had an objective precluded for offside before the break, and Haaland had another precluded through VAR after it. Replays showed the Norwegian got Bensebaini, making him fall, before he cleared in Reus’ cross.
More possibilities went untaken after Sancho scored.
Safeguard Stefan Lainer came nearest for Gladbach when he terminated only done with the last kick of the game.
The main quarterfinal between Jahn Regensburg and Werder Bremen was canceled Monday because of various Covid contaminations among the second-division group.
Fourth-level Decay Weiss Essen was playing second-division Holstein Kiel and Leipzig was to have Wolfsburg in different quarterfinals Wednesday.