By Achraf Hakimi’s recent standards, too long had passed since the rampaging wideman was last involved in a Borussia Dortmund goal, so Saturday’s strike to seal a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg was timely.
The wing-back was on the receiving end of a Jadon Sancho pass in the 78th-minute to complete a sweeping 11-second counter-attack that saw Lucien Favre’s side transition from back to front in typical fashion.
Hakimi’s goal, his fourth of the campaign, and 10 assists take his total Bundesliga contribution for 2019/20 to 14, which is the highest of any full-back in the German top flight.
Indeed, his overall contribution beats every full-back or wing-back in Europe’s top five leagues, except one…Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, who’s scored twice and assisted 12 in the Premier League. Continue reading