Dortmund 2-1 Mainz: Sancho double takes BVB back to top with a game in hand

Jadon Sancho scored twice as Borussia Dortmund bounced back from their 5-0 defeat to Bayern Munich with a slender win over Mainz.

Borussia Dortmund moved back to the Bundesliga summit after two goals from Jadon Sancho secured a 2-1 win over Mainz on Saturday.

Bayern Munich took control of the title race with a thumping 5-0 win over Lucien Favre’s side last weekend, but Dortmund returned to winning ways to leapfrog Niko Kovac’s men ahead of their game with Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday.

England international Sancho was in scintillating form from the outset, scoring twice from close range inside the opening 24 minutes.

Mainz responded well to those early setbacks, twice hitting the post through Karim Onisiwo, and set up a tense finale when Robin Quaison prodded home seven minutes from time. Dortmund held on, though, to crank up the pressure on Bayern.

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