Jadon Sancho produces incredible assist and is hit by lighter during dramatic Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke derby clash
Jadon Sancho was struck by a pocket lighter thrown from the crowd as Borussia Dortmund’s title hopes took a major blow with a 4-2 defeat to Schalke.
The England forward required treatment after he was hit on the side of the head while celebrating Dortmund opening the scoring in the 13th minute, which he had superbly created for Mario Gotze.
He required treatment but was able to continue and played the full 90 minutes.
Moments before the unsavoury incident, Sancho had produced a moment of brilliance to help his side take the lead.
The former Manchester City starlet, who turned 19 in March, put a perfectly-weighted chipped pass over the top of the defence for Gotze to head home.
Sancho now has 14 assists for the season, the most in the Bundesliga and more than anyone in Europe’s top-five leagues, one ahead of Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard.
It turned out to be a disappointing afternoon for the teenager and his side, however, in what was an action-packed derby.
Daniel Caligiuri equalised with a penalty and Schalke then took the lead through Salif Sane before Dortmund had Marco Reus sent off.
Caligiuri fired in his second and Schalke’s third before Marius Wolf received Dortmund’s second red card.
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In the final minutes Axel Witsel pulled one back before Breel Embolo restored Schalke’s two-goal cushion.
Defeat means second-placed Dortmund could find themselves four points behind Bayern Munich by the end of the weekend, should the leaders win their game in hand against Nurnberg on Sunday, while Schalke took a significant step to guaranteeing safety, moving nine points ahead of Stuttgart in the relegation play-off place.
Source: SportsLatest TS