September 21, 2023

Donyell Malen scored twice as Borussia Dortmund beat a Manchester United facet that includes former participant Jadon Sancho 3-2 on the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.


Manchester United 2-3 Borussia Dortmund

Targets: 1-0 Dalot 24′ (help: van de Beek), 1-1 Malen 43′ (help: Adeyemi), 1-2 Malen 44′ (help: Sabitzer), 2-2 Antony 52′ (help: van de Beek), 2-3 Moukoko 71′ (help: Reus)

Having gained 6-0 of their opening pleasant of their US tour in opposition to San Diego Loyal, Dortmund confirmed the identical type of attacking verve all through an excellent affair in a metropolis world well-known for its leisure, Las Vegas. Manchester United had the higher of a gradual begin to the sport, with Diogo Dalot dispatching a long-range effort to place them forward halfway by means of the opening interval. After the Bundesliga runners-up withstood additional stress, a double retaliatory blow simply earlier than the break sparked the encounter into life. Donyell Malen smashed Dortmund degree after Karim Adeyemi poked the ball to him in acrobatic model, a minute earlier than Marcel Sabitzer capped a promising debut in opposition to his former facet by threading a stunning move by means of to Malen to seize a half-time lead.

BVB have been buzzing at the beginning of the second interval, with Sebastien Haller and Adeyemi each having early probabilities to increase the lead. Antony was in a position to pounce on a misplaced Mats Hummels move to drag the Premier League facet degree in opposition to the run of play. A flurry of substitutions injected a brand new sense of vitality into the affair, and two gamers launched from the Dortmund bench mixed to place them forward once more. Marco Reus performed a neat one-two with Julian Brandt earlier than supplying Youssoufa Moukoko for Dortmund’s third. Substitute goalkeeper Alexander Meyer then pulled off two good stops in opposition to Marcus Rashford and Joe Hugill to present the Black and Yellows a win that should encourage them as they transfer nearer to beginning their 2023/24 Bundesliga marketing campaign.

Match stats

Dortmund have gained all 5 of their pre-season friendlies this summer time with an combination rating of 21-5.

Former captain Reus has been their most prolific scorer to date with 4.

Julian Brandt was Dortmund’s best attacking outlet final season with 9 objectives and eight assists from midfield.

Sancho hit 38 objectives and 51 assists in 4 seasons with Dortmund earlier than shifting to Man Utd in 2021.

New Dortmund signing Sabitzer spent the second half of final season on mortgage at Man Utd from Bayern.

Dortmund beat United 1-0 residence and away within the semi-finals of the 1996/97 UEFA Champions League, which they gained. They have not met competitively since.


Man Utd: Heaton – Dalot, Maguire (c), Lindelof, Williams – Eriksen, McTominay, Forson, van de Beek, Pellistri – Sancho

Subs: Onana, Bishop, Antony, Onana, Martinez, Evans, Shaw, Rashford, Fernandes, Mount, Wan-Bissaka, Casemiro, Hugill, Fernandez, Gore, Hannibal

Out: Diallo (ankle), Greenwood (suspended), Henderson (thigh), Mainoo (ankle), Malacia (muscular) Martial (hamstring)

Coach: Erik ten Hag

Dortmund: Kobel – Ryerson, Süle, Hummels, Wolf – Sabitzer, Can (c), Brandt – Malen, Haller, Adeyemi

Subs: Meyer, Kirsch, Lotka, Özcan, Bensebaini, Reus, Moukoko, Meunier, Hazard, Bamba, Pohlmann, Besong, Papadopoulo, Clean

Out: Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Coulibaly (not included), Duranville (hamstring), Morey (muscular), Reyna (leg), Schlotterbeck (knee)

Coach: Edin Terzic

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