This is why Borussia Dortmund fans were all talking about Sheffield United this weekend

Social media was awash with comments from German football fans talking about Sheffield United this weekend – and here's why.

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund were cruising to another home win on Saturday when they took on mid-table outfit Hoffenheim at the Signal Iduna Park.

The hosts found themselves 3-0 up after 66 minutes, but just like Sheffield United the night before at Aston Villa, they were left stunned when Hoffenheim scored three goals in 12 minutes to draw them level.

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The Blades were pegged back by Villa after a Billy Sharp hat-trick had given them a 3-0 lead.

It led to several fans posting on social media that Dortmund had ‘done a Shefield United’.

A Billy Sharp hat-trick was not enough for Sheffield United as they drew 3-3 at Aston Villa on Friday. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

A Billy Sharp hat-trick was not enough for Sheffield United as they drew 3-3 at Aston Villa on Friday. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Dortmund travel to Wembley to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of the last-16 Champions League tie on Wednesday, while the Blades host fellow promotion contenders Middlesbrough.