UCL: How Sancho matched a 16-year semi-final record set by Messi

UCL: How Sancho matched a 16-year semi-final record set by Messi

Jadon Sancho made headlines as Borussia Dortmund defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the UEFA Champions League first leg semi-final at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday night.

Niclas Fullkrug scored the only goal in the game in the 36th minute but Sancho had more focus for his electric displays.

The Manchester United loanee was a livewire for the entire 90 minutes, making 12 successful dribbles out of 18 attempts. It was the most by any player in a Champions League semi-final since Lionel Messi made 16 successful dribbles against Manchester United in April 2008.

Sancho also had 100 touches on the ball and made 51 accurate passes out of a total of 58. He also won 14 out 20 ground duels and created one big chance.

The 24-year-old English man has continued to bring himself back to his old self after his less-than-fruitful time at Manchester United which saw him fall out with Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag.

Sancho has played a total of 17 competitive games since returning to Dortmund, scoring three goals and providing one assist.

Dortmund will hope to build on their narrow advantage in next week’s second leg at the Parc des Princes with the hope of reaching the final for the first time in a decade.

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