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Jadon Sancho Takes Missile To The Face Seconds After Amazing Assist

Jadon Sancho Takes Missile To The Face Seconds After Amazing Assist

Ecstasy turned to agony very quickly this afternoon for English wonder kid Jadon Sancho.

The former Manchester City starlet laid on the most sumptuous assist, deftly lifting the ball straight into the path of Mario Gotze who applied the finish to put Bundesliga chasing Borussia Dortmund one to the good in the fourteenth minute of today's clash with Schalke at the Westfalenstadion.

The teenager has enjoyed a dream first season in Germany. Get this - that little beauty was his 17th assist of the season. Not only has that rocketed him to the head of the European assists chart, but it also makes him the first English player in Europe's top five leagues to register over fourteen assists since Frank Lampard did it for Chelsea in 2009/10.
Add eleven goals to that and it's not difficult to see why Manchester United and Real Madrid are set to go to battle for the services of the 19-year-old over the summer. It also begs the question as to why Manchester City didn't do everything they could to hold on to him. Not that he's been overly missed at the treble-chasing Cityzens this season.
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Given his continued success, it was sad to see the playmaker in pain only a few short seconds later after falling victim to quite the unsavoury circumstance.
As the teams lined up for the restart, Sancho could be seen receiving treatment on the sideline and it soon became apparent why.
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Dortmund, who started the day a point behind leaders Bayern Munich, are hoping to steal a march on their rivals by getting a win on the board before the Bavarians travel to Nuremberg tomorrow.
But it looks like they're going to have their work cut out for them, for after Gotze's wonderful strike, Schalke struck back with two of their own and take a 2-1 lead into the break.

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