Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland each netted twice Thursday as Borussia Dortmund gained the German Cup with an emphatic 4-1 win over RB Leipzig to spoil Julian Nagelsmann’s hopes of leaving with a title.
Dortmund turned on the type at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, changing all of their three first-half pictures on the right track to brush Leipzig apart as Sancho netted twice both aspect of an outstanding Haaland objective.
Spain midfielder Dani Olmo pulled a objective again for Leipzig, earlier than Haaland grabbed his second within the dying phases regardless of slipping as he related.
Dortmund lifted the German Cup for the fifth time within the membership’s historical past.
Defeat in Berlin dashed Nagelsmann’s hopes of successful the primary senior title of his teaching profession earlier than leaving after two years teaching RB Leipzig to take the helm at Bayern Munich subsequent season.
RB Leipzig, who have been solely based in 2009, are additionally ready for a primary main title having additionally misplaced the 2019 German Cup remaining to Bayern.
Haaland returned to the Dortmund line-up after a leg damage stored him out of the 2 earlier video games, together with Saturday’s 3-2 residence win over Leipzig in a costume rehearsal for the ultimate.
Sancho, who additionally scored twice on Saturday, put Dortmund forward with simply 5 minutes gone.
After Dortmund captain Marco Reus robbed Kevin Kampl of possession, the ball was labored to the sting of the world, the place Sancho curled his shot round Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi.
Dortmund’s England midfielder Jude Bellingham picked up the primary reserving when the 17-year-old lunged right into a deal with on Kampl.
Dortmund transformed their second shot on objective when Haaland made it 2-0 on 28 minutes.
He sprinted onto Reus’ cross, beat Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, who will comply with Nagelsmann to Bayern subsequent season, and curled his shot round Gulacsi.
It took Leipzig till seven minutes earlier than half-time to create a transparent likelihood when Haaland’s Norway team-mate Alexander Sorloth fired into the aspect netting.
Sancho grabbed his second simply earlier than the half-time whistle when he tapped into an empty internet from Reus’ cross after Dortmund opened Leipzig’s defence earlier than the VAR confirmed there was no offside.
Leipzig have been a lot improved within the second-half.
Along with his aspect 3-0 down at half-time, Nagelsmann swapped each forwards with Sorloth and South Korea’s Hwang Hee-chan for Yussuf Poulsen and Christopher Nkunku, who made an instantaneous influence.
Simply 25 seconds after the break, Nkunku’s chip clipped Dortmund’s crossbar from Amadou Haidara’s cross whereas Poulsen fired two probabilities broad.
On the different finish, Thorgan Hazard, a half-time alternative for Bellingham, squandered an opportunity to make it 4-0 with the objective at his mercy with an hour gone.
Olmo pulled a objective again on 71 minutes when he slotted residence from the sting of the world.
Sancho squandered a late likelihood to assert his hat-trick when he waited a fraction too lengthy after rounding Gulacsi and scuffed his shot earlier than Haaland netted his second to ship the title to Dortmund.