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Pulisic scores for Dortmund in impressive performance against Manchester City


Borussia Dortmund has made headlines this summer for signing big-named players like Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle, but it was Christian Pulisic that stole the show for the Bundesliga side against Manchester City.

After entering Thursday’s International Champions Cup match at halftime for Emre Mor, the U.S. Men’s National Team attacker pulled Dortmund level with the Citizens in second-half stoppage time.

Following a short corner kick, Shinji Kagawa fed the 17-year-old inside the City penalty area, and Pulisic comfortably slotted home between the legs of goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

The finish was Pulisic’s lone shot during regulation, but the young American was lively throughout his time on the field, providing fits to the Manchester City backline with his quick runs and close touches.

The match finished 1-1 during regulation, allowing Pulisic to step up and bury a penalty kick during the shootout. City went on to win the match 6-5 on penalties.

  • slowleftarm

    There’ll be a lot of competition for minutes at Dortmund this season so CP will have to keep improving to get playing time.


    • JD

      There are also lots of games this season for Dortmund (Bundesliga, Champions league, and German Cup). Hopefully deep runs in the knockout competitions will give CP some good opportunities both because of those competitions and because starters may need some rest in league games. Does Dortmund’s manager rotate his square regularly?


    • bottlcaps

      Your right about that, there are an awful lot of games. But also keep in mind, CP is young and he will start a few games, sub in a lot more, but also NOT make the game day roster because of the rest he will need throughout the season, The fatigue factor is large with young players and if he makes the first team and the game day rosters, expect Tuchel to rest him a lot throughout the season.


  • Boob Bradley

    I think he had a good game but i dont think he “stole the show”. A goal is always good, especially a late equalizer, but besides the goal and an excellent through ball he played through a very narrow opening, he didnt play an outstanding game. His movement off the ball was great at some points and non exinsistant at others. He had some good touches but he also had some easy give aways.

    The most impressive part of the game for me was that he was given the 5th spot in the shootout. That is a game deciding PK and he was trusted to take it which shows (even though its more or less a friendly) that they trusted him to handle the pressure and score.

    All in all it was a good performance and he played much better than his fellow subs, but saying he “stole the show” is a misleading statement in my opinion, and if i didnt watch the game and read this article i would think he was hands down the performer in the game, which is not the case.


    • milkshake of despair

      Hard to tell, but looks likely. Need a different angle at slow motion…


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