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Jadon Sancho proves he’s a glitch in the matrix again with spellbinding Dortmund display

When can we start calling him the best young player in Europe?

The Bundesliga is Jadon Sancho’s playground.

Since the 18-year-old made the bold decision to up sticks and left Man City last season he has never looked back.

Initially used as an impact weapon from the bench, Sancho has now become Borussia Dortmund’s key player and rubber stamped that with another spellbinding display against Hoffenheim on Saturday.

Alien boy

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Alien boy

After half an hour, Sancho opened the scoring for the league leaders after a velvet first touch allowed him to fire a finish across the goalkeeper.

He was then involved in Dortmund’s second, Mario Gotze tapping into an empty net after Sancho’s shot was saved.

And he saved the best till last.

Midway through the second half, little glitch boy sprinted to the byline and produced a sumptuous backheel, nutmeg assist to set up Raphaël Guerreiro for a simple finish.

Unfortunately for Dortmund they fell apart afterwards as Hoffenheim somehow pulled it back to 3-3 in a mental 13-minute spell.

The gap at the top is now five points after Bayern Munich’s 3-1 win over Schalke.

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An Englishman abroad

But as long as Sancho maintains this kind of form they have hope of keeping the Bavarians at arms length.

He now has eight goals and 13 assists in all competitions this season despite starting just 14 Bundesliga games.

When can we start calling him the most exciting teenager on the planet? Now? Try and stop me…


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