Dortmund Lose Three-Goal Lead to Draw at Home with Hoffenheim

By Daily Sports on February 10, 2019

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Despite a dazzling display from Jadon Sancho, Dortmund had only themselves to blame for surrendering a commanding lead against Hoffenheim.

Sancho opened the scoring, set up two goals and hit the post as the hosts shone over 70 minutes at Signal Iduna Park despite head coach Lucien Favre – laid up with the flu – missing from the Dortmund bench.

However, with the leaders cruising at 3-0 up thanks to goals by Sancho, Mario Goetze and Raphael Guerreiro, Hoffenheim came off the ropes with Algeria forward Ishak Belfodil netting twice.

“We were really good for long periods – it’s hard to accept the final result,” said Goetze.

“It’s hard when the coach isn’t there, but that shouldn't have made a difference – we should have won.”

The result will give Mauricio Pochettino food for thought before his Tottenham team host Dortmund on Wednesday at Wembley in the Champions League last 16, first leg.

In the absence of top-scorer and playmaker Marco Reus, sidelined with a thigh injury, Sancho stepped up with one of his best performances since joining Dortmund from Manchester City in August 2017.

However, Hoffenheim fought back in the final 20 minutes when Belfodil tapped home his first goal from a cross by Pavel Kaderabek, who made it 3-2 with a bullet header eight minutes from time.

Belfodil completed the comeback and claimed a point for Hoffenheim when he launched himself at a free-kick and his header beat goalkeeper Roman Burki on 87 minutes. (SuperSport)

•Photo shows Dortmund players 

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 10, 2019

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