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Jadon Sancho’s injury likely to stop two Englishman facing off in the Bundesliga this weekend

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho's ankle injury will probably stop him from playing against Reece Oxford and Borussia Monchengladbach this weekend.

Can you name the last two Englishmen abroad to face off in one of Europe’s top five leagues?

We’ll put you out of your misery.

It was back in February 2013 when David Beckham’s PSG beat Joey Barton’s Marseille 2-0.

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Two for the price of one

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Two for the price of one

Were it not for injury it could have happened again in the Bundesliga this weekend.

Jadon Sancho’s Borussia Dortmund will be coming up against Reece Oxford’s Borussia Monchengladbach.

Both have impressed over in Germany, with Sancho picking up January’s Bundesliga Rookie of the Month award.

However an ankle injury picked up by the Man City youth product means he’s likely to miss the game.

It’s the latest near miss when it comes to Englishmen going head to head in the Bundesliga this season.

Oxford was on the bench earlier this month when Ademola Lookman scored a late winner to helped RB Leipzig beat Monchengladbach.

Fellow English youngster Mandela Egbo also had to make do with a place on Gladbach’s bench that night.

Proving that Brits can thrive abroad

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Proving that Brits can thrive abroad

However Oxford was on the pitch when Gladbach took on Ryan Kent’s Freiburg in December, only for the then Liverpool loanee to stay on the bench for the entire 90 minutes.

Near miss after near miss.

Over in the Eredivisie they’ve been a bit more successful in getting two Englishmen on the pitch at once.

Fankaty Dabo got one over James Horsfield when Vitesse beat NAC Breda 4-1 in August.

England 1, err…, England 0.