German Bundesliga
B DortmundBorussia Dortmund2SchalkeFC Schalke 044

Borussia Dortmund 2-4 Schalke: Jadon Sancho hit by lighter as Dortmund lose

By Emlyn BegleyBBC Sport

Jadon Sancho was hit by a lighter from the crowd as nine-man Borussia Dortmund lost to local rivals Schalke to give their title dreams a major blow.

Dortmund led when Mario Gotze headed in from Sancho's aerial pass, but the Englishman needed treatment after being hit during the celebrations.

Daniel Caligiuri levelled with a penalty and set up Salif Sane's header before scoring a second goal.

Axel Witsel briefly gave Dortmund hope before Breel Embolo's 20-yard clincher.

Dortmund duo Marco Reus and Marius Wolf were both shown straight red cards for dangerous tackles on Suat Serdar.

Bayern Munich now only need to win three of their final four games - starting with Sunday's trip to Nuremberg (17:00 BST) - to win a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title.

The Ruhr derby had started off so well for Dortmund - who were nine points clear in December and top until 6 April when they lost 5-0 to Bayern.

Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho has assisted 14 Bundesliga goals this season - the most by an English player in Europe's top five leagues since Frank Lampard in 2009-10 (also 14)

England winger Sancho, 19, set up his 14th Bundesliga goal of the season when he picked out Gotze with a wonderful ball over the top.

He was hit in the face by the lighter as they celebrated in front of the home fans but was able to continue.

But their afternoon turned when 15th-placed Schalke got a controversial video assistant referee-awarded penalty for handball, with Caligiuri converting.

The winger then assisted Sane with a corner before scoring a brilliant free-kick from 25 yards following Reus' red card.

Wolf was then sent off, before Witsel tapped in from close range - but seconds later Embolo hit a sweet 20-yard strike to seal the win.


B Dortmund

  • 1Bürki
  • 27WolfBooked at 65mins
  • 33Weigl
  • 16Akanji
  • 4Diallo
  • 28Witsel
  • 6DelaneySubstituted forAlcácerat 56'minutes
  • 7Sancho
  • 11ReusBooked at 60mins
  • 13GuerreiroSubstituted forPulisicat 78'minutes
  • 10GötzeSubstituted forBruun Larsenat 83'minutes


  • 9Alcácer
  • 19Dahoud
  • 22Pulisic
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 34Bruun Larsen
  • 35Hitz
  • 36Toprak


  • 35Nübel
  • 18CaligiuriBooked at 34minsSubstituted forRudyat 67'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 26Sané
  • 17Stambouli
  • 5Nastasic
  • 24Oczipka
  • 2McKennieBooked at 72minsSubstituted forBrumaat 77'minutes
  • 6MascarellBooked at 89mins
  • 8SerdarBooked at 36mins
  • 19Burgstaller
  • 36EmboloBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMatondoat 87'minutes


  • 1Fährmann
  • 13Rudy
  • 14Matondo
  • 15Kutucu
  • 25Harit
  • 27Bruma
  • 42Carls
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Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamSchalke
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 2, FC Schalke 04 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 2, FC Schalke 04 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Paco Alcácer (Borussia Dortmund).

  4. Post update

    Benjamin Stambouli (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Booking

    Sebastian Rudy (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Rudy (FC Schalke 04).

  8. Booking

    Omar Mascarell (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Rudy (FC Schalke 04).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Rabbi Matondo replaces Breel Embolo.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Borussia Dortmund 2, FC Schalke 04 4. Breel Embolo (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bastian Oczipka.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Borussia Dortmund 2, FC Schalke 04 3. Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jacob Bruun Larsen with a headed pass.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Jacob Bruun Larsen replaces Mario Götze.

  15. Post update

    Abdou Diallo (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Sebastian Rudy (FC Schalke 04).

  17. Post update

    Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Abdou Diallo.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Breel Embolo.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Christian Pulisic replaces Raphael Guerreiro.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 27th April 2019

  • B DortmundBorussia Dortmund2SchalkeFC Schalke 044
  • FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt0Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin0
  • DüsseldorfFortuna Düsseldorf4Werder BremenWerder Bremen1
  • HannoverHannover 961MainzMainz 050
  • RB LeipzigRB Leipzig2FreiburgSC Freiburg1
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart1B MgladbachBorussia Mönchengladbach0

As It Stood

1Bayern Munich30224479295070
2B Dortmund31216474403469
3RB Leipzig31197559243564
5B Mgladbach311561049381151
6B Leverkusen31163125749851
8Werder Bremen31121095346746
11Hertha Berlin31910124148-737
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