Jadon Sancho injury fears as England ace grimaces in pain with ice pack on leg after scoring Dortmund winner in cup
JADON SANCHO fired Borussia Dortmund into the German Cup semis – but then limped off injured.
The England star scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory over Monchengladbach before being taken off just two minutes later.
Sancho slotted home in the 66th minute, and was replaced by Thorgan Hazard moments later.
He was seen watching the final stages of the German Cup clash from the bench with an ice pack on his leg.
Interim manager Edin Terzic said: "Raphael Guerreiro and Jadon Sancho both carried knocks into the match.
"Both felt their muscles, and we didn't want to take any risks.
"We'll have to see how it goes in the next few days."
The injury will spark fears for England boss Gareth Southgate, with three crucial World Cup qualifiers on the horizon.
The Three Lions face San Marino, Albania and Poland in a triple header at the end of this month.
Sancho has become a regular in the side in recent times.
Monchengladbach chief Marco Rose last month agreed to swap his current setting to become the new boss of Dortmund and take over from Terzic this summer.
But things have gone sour for him at Gladbach ever since, with the Bundesliga side now winless in their last five league games.
And their season continued to unravel last night.
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Following a good early chance squandered by Marco Reus, Erling Haaland broke clear in the 36th minute and should have scored with only the keeper to beat.
The score remained level, however, as the Norwegian fired wide.
The hosts did manage to put the ball in the net on the stoke of halftime – but Marcus Thuram's effort was ruled out for offside after a VAR review.
Haaland also thought he had scored early in the second half, only for VAR to intervene once again.
There was nothing wrong with Sancho's goal, however, as he finished off a counter-attack that started from a Gladbach corner, with his shot going in off the post in the 66th minute.
Home keeper Tobias Sippel then denied Haaland in the 83rd minute, before Dortmund were reduced to ten men late on after Mahmoud Dahoud received a second booking in stoppage time.
Dortmund have bounced back after a recent bad run, winning their last four games in all competitions, including a 3-2 victory over Sevilla in their Champions League round of 16 first leg.
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