Sancho makes Bundesliga history with latest strike for Dortmund

Getty Images
The England international forward has become the youngest player, at just 18 years of age, to record eight goals in the German top flight

Jadon Sancho has made Bundesliga history with his latest strike for Borussia Dortmund.

At 18 years of age, the England international has become the youngest player to record eight goals in the German top flight.

The first of those efforts came in a breakthrough campaign in 2017-18.

Sancho was eased into the fold by Dortmund following a switch from Manchester City, but it soon became apparent that it would be impossible to ignore the youngster’s potential.

He has become a regular since bursting onto the scene and is currently starring as part of a title-chasing outfit.

Sancho’s latest contribution to that cause saw him break the deadlock in a meeting with Hoffenheim.

With 32 minutes on the clock, the talented teenager fired into the bottom corner to give Dortmund the lead.

He now has seven Bundesliga goals for 2018-19 and has landed himself an impressive record in the process.

Having helped Dortmund to make a perfect start to their latest fixture, Sancho saw Mario Gotze add to his effort before half-time - with the World Cup winner also hitting a notable mark.

Another impressive showing from Lucien Favre’s side appeared to have them on course to cement a standing at the top of the table.

A side that has suffered just one defeat this season are still clear at the summit, but they suffered a stunning collapse against Hoffenheim.

Article continues below

Raphael Guerreiro had put them 3-0 in front after 66 minutes, but they were forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Hoffenheim found the target three times in the space of eight minutes to restore parity and snatch a point.

As things stand, Dortmund hold an eight-point advantage over a chasing pack which includes defending champions Bayern Munich.