Jadon Sancho is the first player across Europe's top five leagues to tally 10 goals and 10 assists in 2019/20. - © imago
Jadon Sancho is the first player across Europe's top five leagues to tally 10 goals and 10 assists in 2019/20. - © imago
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Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho becomes first player across Europe's top five leagues to reach double figures for goals and assists in 2019/20

Had Erling Haaland not scored a debut hat-trick in Borussia Dortmund's 5-3 comeback win in Augsburg, it might have been Jadon Sancho's hashtag top trending on Twitter.

Sancho teed up Haaland's first at the WWK-Arena with laser-guided precision, before levelling the scores at 3-3 with a quite brilliant piece of control to kill Mats Hummels' raking long pass, quick shift to round goalkeeper Tomas Koubek and composed finish.

In doing so, the 19-year-old became the first player across Europe's top five leagues to reach 10 goals and 10 assists for the 2019/20 campaign.

Sancho's Augsburg one-two continues an electric run of form, in which he has scored or assisted in six of his last seven Bundesliga matches. In that time, the England international has helped himself to seven goals and laid on a further five for his teammates, only drawing a blank in the Matchday 17 defeat to Hoffenheim.

He also scored two and assisted as many across Dortmund's final three UEFA Champions League group games to help the Black-Yellows advance to the last-16, where they will face former coach Thomas Tuchel's Paris Saint-Germain.

"He's a great kid, who helps us out time and again," commented Dortmund coach Lucien Favre recently.

Watch: Jadon Sancho produced nine of his 10 assists so far in 2019/20 during the first half of the campaign

Just look at his numbers. Sancho produced a league-best 14 assists in 2018/19, and while he scored 12 in what was his first full season as a pro, it wasn't until mid-April (Matchday 29 of 34) that he reached double digits for goals.

Eighteen rounds of fixtures into 2019/20, he already ranks as BVB's 10-goal top scorer, and sits fifth in the league-wide standings. His tally of 10 league assists from 16 appearances (15 starts), meanwhile, is bettered only by Bayern Munich's Thomas Müller (12).

Luis Alberto (Lazio, 12) and Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, 15) are the only players operating out of Europe's top five divisions to have provided more, but - like Müller - have yet to put away 10 themselves (three, seven and two respectively).

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that Sancho is truly in a league of his own...