Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho were on the scoring sheet on Friday as Borrusia Dortmund thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt 4-0 to move up to second in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund recovered from two consecutive shocking losses in the German Cup and league last week. They lost 3-2 to Werder Bremen in the German Cup before losing 4-3 to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga ten days later.
Lucien Favre’s side will hope the win can spur them to get a good result when they play Paris Saint-Germain at home on Tuesday in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg.
The Ruhr valley club opened the gate of goals in the 33rd minute when defender Lukasz Piszczek found space to fire his side into the lead with a fine 20-yard strike. The visitors, however, withstood their hosts’ onslaught throughout the first half, having won three wins out of four games this year.
After the start of the second half, Frankfurt conceded the second goal when English winger Jadon Sancho controlled a pinpoint pass from Axel Witsel, cut inside and scored in the 50th minute. The goal is his 12th in his past 14 games in all competitions.
In the 54th minute, new Dortmund striker Haaland scored from six yards out to record his eight goals in his first five Bundesliga appearances to break the Bundesliga league’s current record. Raphael Guerreiro blasted in a fourth in the 74th minutes after hitting the post with a first-half free-kick.
With the win, Dortmund now has 42 points and lead third-placed RB Leipzig on goal difference, who host Werder Bremen on Saturday. They also move within a point of league leaders Bayern Munich, who visit Cologne on Sunday.
Speaking after the game, Dortmund defender Mats Hummels said he is extremely happy that they could return to winning ways and keeping a clean sheet.
He said: “It was extremely important to keep a clean sheet today.
“We also did not give them many chances. This was not a clean sheet for the defence but for the entire team.”
Watch the highlight of the match below: