Borussia Dortmund overcame the concession of an early goal to romp to a 7-1 win over SC Paderborn 07 and seal a place in the last 16 of the DFB Cup on Wednesday evening.
Borussia Dortmund 7-1 SC Paderborn 07
Goals: 0-1 Lakic (21’), 1-1 Ramos (25’), 2-1 Castro (30’), 3-1 Kagawa (43’), 4-1 Gündogan (pen. 54’), 5-1 Castro (58’), 6-1 Piszczek (87’), 7-1 Mkhitaryan (89’)
Paderborn coach Stefan Effenberg had talked up his side’s chances of springing a surprise ahead of the game, and his team started well, taking a shock lead when Srdjan Lakic pounced on some hesitant goalkeeping by Roman Bürki to tap in the opener. BVB had scored five last time out, however, and even with a much-changed side, they soon wrested back control of the tie.
Adrian Ramos kept his cool to round the goalkeeper and equalise, before goals from Gonzalo Castro and Shinji Kagawa had Borussia 3-1 up at the interval. A foul on Matthias Ginter allowed Ilkay Gündogan to make it four from the penalty spot, before Castro rolled in his second and Dortmund’s tenth goal in their last two matches. Substitute Lukasz Piszczek then tapped in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cross, before the Armenian wrapped up the scoring in the dying minutes.
Man of the match
Castro has found first-team opportunities limited since arriving from Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the summer, but he made the very most of a run-out here, scoring twice and proving a further two goals.
Bürki has had a solid start to his BVB career, but Lakic’s goal was a moment to forget for the Swiss international, as he dallied on the ball and was then dispossessed, allowing the striker the simplest of finishes. However, coach Thomas Tuchel will be pleased his keeper barely put a foot wrong for the rest of the match.
Dortmund: Bürki - Ginter (Piszczek, 63’), Sokratis (Bender, 70’), Hummels, Schmelzer - Weigl - Castro, Gündogan, Kagawa (Januzaj, 63’), Mkhitaryan - Ramos
Paderborn: Kruse - Heinloth, Hoheneder, Wydra, Brückner - Ndjeng , Bakalorz - Koc (Vucinovic, 61’), Saglik (Stöger, 60’), Stoppelkamp - Lakic (Proschwitz, 46’)