Dortmund ace Jadon Sancho hit on the head by lighter thrown from a section of Schalke fans after overtaking Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard as player with the most assists in Europe this season
- Jadon Sancho looked in pain after being struck on the head by a lighter
- Incident occurred during Borussia Dortmund’s Bundesliga game with Schalke
- Sancho had just set up Gotze for the opening goal when the object was thrown
- It was his 14th league assist — more than any other player in Europe this season
England wonderkid Jadon Sancho was struck by an object thrown from the crowd during Saturday’s game between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.
Sancho claimed his 14th Bundesliga assist of the season when he set up team-mate Mario Gotze to give Dortmund the lead on 14 minutes.
As the Dortmund players were celebrating Gotze’s goal, a lighter was thrown from a section of Schalke fans and it hit 19-year-old Sancho on his head.
Jadon Sancho looked in pain after being struck on the head by a lighter on Saturday afternoon
Sancho, 19, fell to the floor after being hit by an object thrown from a section of Schalke fans
The incident occurred as Dortmund were celebrating a goal scored by Mario Gotze (right)
Sancho covered his face with his shirt while his Dortmund team-mates looked concerned
He fell to the floor and was checked on by the referee and Dortmund’s medical staff before being cleared to play on.
Sancho’s 14th Bundesliga assist of the season saw him overtake Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard and Barcelona legend Lionel Messi as Europe’s most creative star.
The trio had begun Saturday tied on 13 league assists each.
Despite Dortmund starting their derby with Schalke so well, they went on to lose 4-2 and finished the game with nine men after Marco Reus and Marius Wolf saw red.
English teenager Sancho was checked on by the referee on the field at Signal Iduna Park
Dortmund’s medical staff looked at Sancho on the sidelines before he was cleared to play on
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