Jadon Sancho scored to ship Borussia Dortmund into the semifinals of the German Cup with a 1-0 win at Borussia Mönchengladbach on Tuesday.
The sport’s buildup had been overshadowed by Gladbach coach Marco Rose’s transfer to Dortmund subsequent season, nevertheless it was the 20-year-old Sancho who emerged as the primary determine in a cagey quarterfinal.
Sancho made the breakthrough within the 66th minute on a counterattack after a Gladbach nook. Nico Schulz intercepted a Florian Neuhaus go and performed the ball ahead by means of Erling Haaland and Marco Reus, who despatched Sancho on his means. The England ahead fired in off the left submit.
Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, one in every of a number of gamers dealing with their former group, was despatched off in damage time along with his second yellow card for a harmful lunge at Ramy Bensebaini, who was booked for his response. Dahoud will miss the semifinal.
Reus, the Dortmund captain, additionally beforehand performed for Gladbach, as did substitutes Schulz and Thorgan Hazard, whereas Gladbach’s Matthias Ginter and Jonas Hofmann beforehand performed for his or her opponents.
It was Gladbach’s fourth straight defeat throughout all competitions and it stretched to its winless run to 6 video games – Rose’s worst stretch as a coach.
Both sides missed good probabilities to attain. Marcus Thuram ought to have scored early for Gladbach earlier than Reus replied with one other wasted alternative on the different finish.
Dortmund suffered a blow in between with Raphaël Guerreiro going off injured. The Portuguese wing-back was mendacity down along with his left shin-guard off after simply three minutes performed. Schulz got here on in his place.
The subsequent massive likelihood fell to Haaland, however Nico Elvedi bought again and someway did sufficient to only put the younger star off within the thirty sixth.
Thuram had a objective dominated out for offside earlier than the break, and Haaland had one other dominated out by means of VAR after it. Replays confirmed the Norwegian caught Bensebaini, inflicting him to fall, earlier than he swept in Reus’ cross.
More probabilities went untaken after Sancho scored.
Defender Stefan Lainer got here closest for Gladbach when he fired simply over with the ultimate kick of the sport.
The first quarterfinal between Jahn Regensburg and Werder Bremen was referred to as off Monday on account of plenty of coronavirus infections among the many second-division group.
Fourth-tier Rot-Weiss Essen was taking part in second-division Holstein Kiel and Leipzig was to host Wolfsburg within the different quarterfinals Wednesday.