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Man Utd loanee Jadon Sancho scores again as Champions League quarter-finalists confirmed




Jadon Sancho scored for the second game in a row and produced a Man of the Match performance to send Borussia Dortmund into the Champions League quarter-finals.

The Manchester United loanee netted for the first time since rejoining Dortmund on loan during Saturday’s 2-1 win away to Werder Bremen, admitting after breaking his duck that he’d “disappointed” people with his performances since returning to Germany. Sancho didn’t waste any time to follow up on his productive weekend, taking just three minutes to rifle a shot past PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper Walter Benitez.

That put the hosts 2-1 up on aggregate, having played out a draw in Eindhoven three weeks ago. Sancho, 23, continued to torment PSV throughout the second leg and gave visiting right-back Jordan Teze a torrid time.

In the second half, the 23-time England international picked up a knock and subbed off by Dortmund boss Edin Terzic in place of Marco Reus. BVB’s club legend almost made an instant impact, as with his first touch he played in striker Niclas Fullkrug to score, only for VAR to deem it offside. 34-year-old Reus later took matters into his own hands, scoring in the 96th minute to seal the win.


Elsewhere on Wednesday, Atletico Madrid were hoping to overturn a 1-0 loss to Inter Milan when they locked horns in the Spanish capital. Inter took the lead through a well-worked goal finished off by wing-back Federico Dimarco – but their lead didn’t last.

It took two minutes for Atletico to respond, as who else but Antoine Griezmann levelled the scores on the night. The French forward, who’s enjoying a renaissance back in Madrid, capitalised on a slack bit of defending from Simone Inzaghi’s men and snuck in behind the Inter back line to beat Yann Sommer from close range.

Diego Simeone’s men were the dominant side throughout, chasing an equaliser on aggregate at a rocking Metropolitano. Alvaro Morata huffed and puffed up front, while Marcos Llorente was busy causing problems for Inter’s experienced spine. But it was substitute Memphis Depay who made the difference after replacing Morata, as his 87th-minute goal took the game to extra-time just a few minutes after rattling the post.

Before normal time was up, Rodrigo Riquelme had a golden chance to win it for Atletico but blazed his effort over, prompting Simeone to fall flat on his face on the touchline. The most notable event in the first half of extra-time was Inter forward Marcus Thuram appearing to grab Stefan Savic’s testicles.

Simeone took Griezmann off after the first 15 minutes but the fresh legs of Saul Niguez made little difference to what turned into a cagey affair. Ultimately, it came down to penalties and after both sides scored first, Jan Oblak superbly saved two Inter’s next two either side of a stop from Sommer. Riquelme then made amends to give Atletico the advantage and a horrible, skied effort from Inter captain Lautaro Martinez sent the hosts through.

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