- Jadon Sancho was thrice on target to help Dortmund thrash Paderborn 6-1
- But German football expert Raphael Honigstein explained the three goals are not regarded as a true hat-trick
- Sancho, nevertheless, took home the match ball but his efforts failed to meet the impeccably high German standards for a hat-trick
Jadon Sancho's stunning hat-trick during Borussia Dortmund's 6-1 thrashing of Paderborn on Sunday, May 31, is not regarded a true trio, SunSport reports.
Sancho netted the three goals as he made a return to the starting lineup of Lucien Favre's side for the first time since the resumption of Bundesliga post-coronavirus.
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The Englishman had an epic second half performance as he netted three goals within just 35 minutes of the second stanza of the clash.
The Man United transfer target doubled Dortmund's advantage in the 57th minute following Thorgan Hazard's opener.
He went on to score a brace in the 74th minute before waiting until stoppage time to complete his hat-trick.
According to SunSport, given all of his goals came in the same period ticks only one of the boxes for Germany's 'lupenreiner' - a flawless hat-trick.
Further, it did not meet the requirement that the goals come consecutively - without another player scoring in between.
"In Germany, for some reason, we don't consider this a proper hat-trick," German football expert Raphael Honigstein explained to BBC Radio 5 Live.
"It needs to be in one half, but also, nobody scoring in between. We are so German we don't consider it a hat-trick," he added.
Meanwhile, the three goals took Sancho's tally to 20 goals this season and an incredible 20 assists.
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