What were you doing when you were 19? Certainly not breaking Bundesliga goalscoring records or netting seven times in 136 minutes. For Borussia Dortmund pair Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland, however, that’s just how they spend their weekends.
Thanks to another dose of inspiration from their two 19-year-old superstars on Matchday 20, BVB routed Union Berlin to become only the fourth team in the Bundesliga’s 57-year history to score at least five goals in three successive matches.
Lucien Favre’s men are up to third in the standings, remain firmly in the mix in the title race and have momentum well and truly on their side.
That the source of much of that momentum should be two teenagers is simply remarkable, and yet with each passing matchday, Sancho and Haaland continue to post numbers that confound even the most optimistic supporters.
London-born Sancho has 12 goals and assists apiece this term is now the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach 25 goals, while Haaland has netted seven in three appearances, to go with the 28 he plundered in just half a season for Red Bull Salzburg.