UEFA Champions League UCL: Sancho On Target As Dortmund Seal Quarterfinal Ticket

Borussia Dortmund defeated PSV Eindhoven 2-0 on Wednesday, and with a 3-1 aggregate victory, they qualified for the Champions League last eight for the first time in three years.

Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus scored the goals in the match.

In the third minute, Sancho, who is on loan from Manchester United, guided a shot through the legs of an Eindhoven player and in off the post.

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Sancho, who returned to Dortmund on loan from United in January after losing favour with coach Erik ten Hag, scored his second goal in as many games.

He had signed a five-year contract to join United from Dortmund for 85 million euros ($93 million) in 2021, but he was unable to secure a regular berth.

Before leaving for the Ruhr valley in January, he had only made three appearances this season.

In Saturday’s 2-1 league victory over Werder Bremen, Sancho also found the net.

A little while later, Donyell Malen came dangerously close to adding another goal for the home team, but his low attempt missed the far post.

After the interval, Eindhoven—who hadn’t advanced past the quarterfinals since 2007—improved, and substitute Hirving Lozano struck the goal post with a 25-meter rocket.

Then, as Eindhoven persisted in their pursuit of an equaliser, Johan Bakayoko dribbled past defender Mats Hummels and forced a fine save from Dortmund keeper Gregor Kobel in the 70th.

After volleying in a Reus free kick in the 77th minute, Niclas Fuellkrug thought he had put the game away and calmed down the hosts, but his attempt was flagged offside, forcing the Germans to face even more pressure from the Dutch.

When Luuk de Jong was left free in front of goal in dead time, he had the opportunity to send the game into extra time, but instead of tapping in, he fired the ball wildly over the bar.

The very next move saw Dortmund take the lead thanks to a fast break that Reus finished.

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