One of the major traits that makes the game of football tick include its classic unpredictability and sometimes, wickedness. How can you score first in a game, celebrate the goal like crazy, and afterwards, be beaten black and blue with a heavy weight of 7 goals to your meagre 1. That was the story of Paderborn as they got humbled by Borussia Dortmund in the German DFB-Pokal game played yesternight.
Dortmund ran out comfortable 7-1 winners against second-tier side SC Paderborn in the DFB Pokal second round fixture.
The visitors went in front early on after a mistake from Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki, who gifted the ball Srdan Lakic who simply slotted the ball into an open goal.
However, that lead would last just three minutes as Gonzalo Castro slid the ball through for Adrian Ramos, who rounded the on-rushing Lukas Kruse to level for the home side.
Dortmund then edged themselves in front after some poor Paderborn defending, when a midfielder unintentionally hooked the ball back into his own box for Castro to latch on to and the former Bayer Leverkusen man passed the ball under Kruse to make it two.
It was three just before half-time as Shinji Kagawa played a one-two with Marcel Schmelzer in the box before the Japanese international delicately chipped the ball over the goalkeeper from a tight angle.
Castro scored his second of the night after Gundogan split the defence with a through ball and the 28-year-old finished by passing the ball beyond the reach of Kruse.
The final two came in quick succession late on as Henrikh Mkhitaryan played in substitute Lukas Piszczek for an open goal before the Polish international returned the favour, with the Armenian winger making it seven late on as Thomas Tuchel’s men advance to the next round.
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