Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland bagged a brace each as Borussia Dortmund thrashed RB Leipzig 4-1 in the Deutscher-Pokal (German Cup) final.
Sancho opened the scoring after just 5 minutes with a beautifully curled effort and added to his tally at the stroke of half-time to become the youngest player to score twice in the German Cup final.
That record did not last for long as Haaland bagged a brace too to beat his teammate’s record.
The Norwegian striker scored Dortmund’s second and fourth goals in what was a truly fantastic display by a young Dortmund side. The Black and Yellow have now won the competition five times.
Julian Nagelsmann, who is taking charge of Bayern Munich next season, had been hoping to sign off with his and Leipzig’s first piece of major silverware but it was not to be as Dortmund proved just too strong for the side from east Germany.
His opposite number Edin Terzic (38 years and 195 days) became the youngest manager to lift the DFB-Pokal since Thomas Schaaf (38 years and 43 days) for Werder Bremen all the way back in 1998-99.
The result never looked in doubt after Dortmund scored three times in the first half itself as they looked on top of their game. Captain Marco Reus was instrumental in the victory and has looked at his regular best. When the German is fit, he can make any team better.
England international Sancho started off the game with a superb curled finish. Haaland made it 2-0 in the 28th minute as he outmuscled French defender Dayot Upamecano who is also Bayern-bound.
Sancho then tapped in a third in the first minute of stoppage time in the first half as the final seemed all but over already at 3-0. Dani Olmo pulled one back for Leipzig but it was nothing more than a consolation in the 71st minute as they had a huge mountain to climb.
Haaland then scored his 39th goal in 39 games for Dortmund this season as a miskick deceived Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi in the 87th minute to finish off proceedings as Dortmund sailed to a handsome 4-1 win.