Jadon Sancho inspired a late comeback as a sluggish Borussia Dortmund beat promoted side Cologne 3-1 in their second Bundesliga game of the season on Friday.
England international Sancho, 19, brought Dortmund to life in the second half, driving home a much-needed equaliser before grabbing an injury-time assist to seal Dortmund’s comeback.
Cologne, celebrating the first home game since their return to the top flight earlier this year, played with furious energy early on and were rewarded when Dominick Drexler headed in a corner at the far post on 29 minutes.
Frustrated by fine performances from Cologne’s new defensive signings Kingsley Ehizibue and Sebastiaan Bornauw in the first half, the visitors huffed and puffed in the second until Sancho finally smashed down the door on 70 minutes.
Having skimmed the top of the net just seconds earlier, Sancho found himself in space as Dortmund took a quickfire corner, and fizzed a low shot inside the far post.