Soccer-Sancho Ends Scoring Drought As Dortmund Beat Wolfsburg 2-0
Jadon Sancho scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season as Borussia Dortmund returned to the top four with a 2-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday.
The hosts took the lead when Swiss centre back Manuel Akanji headed home a Sancho corner in the 66th minute and got their second goal in stoppage time when Emre Can’s clearance found Sancho, who slotted the ball past Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels.
Both sides had opportunities to score in the first half, with Wolfsburg midfielder Yannick Gerhardt’s attempt from close range blocked by Dortmund centre back Mats Hummels in the sixth minute.
Striker Eriling Haaland, who missed Dortmund’s previous four league games with a hamstring injury, twice forced spectacular saves from Casteels, the first of which, just before halftime, was scuffed wide on the rebound by Sancho.
Edin Terzic’s Dortmund moved to fourth in the league on 25 points, six behind leaders RB Leipzig.
Wolfsburg slipped to sixth after tasting defeat for the second time in three league matches.