GO­ING UP / DOWN

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GO­ING UP

Borus­sia Dort­mund’s Jadon San­cho has been en­hanc­ing his rep­u­ta­tion in the Bun­desliga since the start of the sea­son. The 18-year-old for­mer Manch­ester City winger was in­volved in 10 Bun­desliga goals for Dort­mund, scor­ing three and as­sist­ing seven, even be­fore the New Year.

The English­man fur­ther en­hanced his cre­den­tials on the in­ter­na­tional stage with a daz­zling per­for­mance in a re­cent Wem­b­ley friendly against the USA. San­cho had made his de­but against Croa­tia in a UEFA Na­tions League fix­ture, be­com­ing the youngest player since Dun­can Ed­wards in 1955 to make his se­nior bow for the Three Lions.

GO­ING DOWN

Bay­ern Munich boss Niko Ko­vac con­tin­ues to di­vide opin­ion. While Cham­pi­ons League per­for­mances have been strong, Bay­ern’s Bun­desliga dom­i­nance seems on the wane. Ko­vac has been widely cred­ited as the driv­ing in­flu­ence be­hind the re­turn to form of Re­nato Sanches, but re­port­edly has four first team play­ers call­ing for his head. Novem­ber’s 3-2 loss to Dort­mund cer­tainly didn’t help and hav­ing been touted as one of the bright­est young train­ers in Ger­many by virtue of his suc­cess at Ein­tra­cht Frank­furt, it’s fair to say his ten­ure at the Al­lianz Arena isn’t go­ing to plan. He wouldn’t be the first Coach to strug­gle un­der the in­tense lights of FC Hol­ly­wood, either.

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