Dortmund waste three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Hoffenheim

Dortmund waste three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Hoffenheim

The league leaders have only themselves to blame after Jadon Sancho, in the absence of Dortmund captain Marco Reus, took control of Dortmund's game in the first half, firing in for the lead and slicing through the hapless Hoffenheim defence at will.

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But those fears seemed misguided with Sancho sparkling, particularly in the first half.

But the 18-year-old's joy was cut short when forward Lewandowski struck two minutes later to Bayern ahead once more.

Sancho was denied a second by Oliver Baumann but Goetze prodded home the rebound before the break.

Mario Gotze added a second before half-time for Lucien Favre's side and a third came from Raphael Guerreiro.

Hoffenheim didn't give up, however.

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He shares a flat with his father and is struggling to learn German, but this Saturday Sancho hopes to see another friendly face, his close friend Nelson, when Dortmund host Hoffenheim. Their efforts were rewarded eight minutes later as Pavel Kaderabek headed home Dennis Geiger's cross into the box. Belfodil equalized with his second goal in the 87th. "It's bitter how it worked out", Goetze said.

Borussia Dortmund's flight to London for their Champions League encounter with Tottenham was delayed because Jadon Sancho forgot his passport.

Reus has enjoyed a superb season, scoring 17 goals in all competitions.

Sancho was bereaved again after he lost his grandmother only recently, and dedicated his goal iin the massive Bundesliga clash against Schalke to the two.

Serge Gnabry sealed Bayern's win before the hour-mark after Lewandowski inadvertently set him up with a bicycle kick.

Elsewhere, runner up Borussia Monchengladbach suffered a setback as Hertha Berlin snatched a 3-0 away victory on the goals from Salomon Kalou, Ondrej Duda and Davie Selke. Gladbach had previously won all nine of its home games this season.

Fourth-placed RB Leipzig was held to a goalless draw at home by Eintracht Frankfurt, which is just one place behind it.