ENGLAND star Jadon Sancho was needlessly stamped on as Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup on Saturday.
As the England star, 19, collected the ball from the sidelines, Joshua Kimmich stamped on Sancho’s ankle in a completely unprovoked attack.
Sancho did fumble the ball and as he dropped it, failed to pick it back up again.
But Germany star Kimmich’s actions were utterly unnecessary as he ensured he buried his studs in Sancho’s foot – somehow avoiding a red card.
The ex-Manchester City star still managed to star in the win, as he scored and laid on an assist in Dortmund’s 2-0 victory.
The young winger produced a magical assist for Paco Alcacer before scoring a sensational solo strike in the win.
A fast and furious season opener at Signal Iduna Park saw the Bundesliga champions denied their fourth-straight Super Cup trophy ahead of another title clash between the rivals.
The tone was set for a frantic first half after just one minute, when Marco Reus was teed up inside the area, only to be denied by Manuel Neuer’s outstretched glove.
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Just ten minutes later, the goalkeeper manically rushed 40 yards off his line to chase a loose ball and was lucky Alcacer’s lob from distance didn’t undo his hard work, missing the empty net by a yard.
Bayern came back strongly, however as Robert Lewandowski saw two powerful efforts blocked before Kingsley Coman somehow failed to convert his own double chance on 22 minutes.
And despite ending the half the poorer team, Dortmund raced out the blocks after the break.
Thiago Alcantara gave the ball away and the hosts launched into an attack, Sancho sensationally dancing through the defence to lay on Alcacer’s sharp finish from 18 yards.
Somehow the England winger didn’t claim his second assist soon when soon finding himself in the same area with even more time and space, playing a lax pass to no one in particular.
Munich didn’t take long to threaten again, the excellent Marwin Hitz denying Coman’s bullet header as his defence won out the ensuing goalmouth scramble.
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If the first was all about trickery, Borussia’s second came from sheer pace as Sancho was released and raced clear of the defence to fire through Neuer’s legs.
The fiery atmosphere somehow didn’t produce a red card when Kimmich stepped on Sancho’s ankle while the winger picked up the ball for a throw-in.
Shortly afterwards, the English starlet was substituted off the hero of Dortmund’s first Super Cup triumph in five years.