Pulisic provides assist as Borussia Dortmund tops Eintracht Frankfurt

Following an emotional midweek defeat, Christian Pulisic wasted little time in making his impact on Saturday’s match against Timmy Chandler’s Eintracht Frankfurt.

Pulisic provided an assist in the second minute, helping guide Borussia Dortmund to a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday at Signal-Iduna Park. After earning a substitute appearance against Monaco midweek, Pulisisc started and played a full 90 minutes in Saturday’s win.

Just two minutes in, Pulisic helped break down the Eintracht Frankfurt defense before providing an assist. After darting onto a looped pass in the middle of the box, Pulisic evaded goalkeeperĀ Lukas Hradecky before feeding Marco Reus for a close-range tap-in.

Following a 29th minute goal from Mexican midfielder Marco Fabian, Dortmund took control five minutes later on a Sokratis finish before Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang iced the game in the second half. Chandler played a full 90 minutes in the loss.

Here’s a look at Pulisic’s assist:

  • Old School

    BREAKING:Christian Pulisic is pretty damn good.

    (Sidenote: The effort and lack of quit on that play is equal to the delivery under pressure)

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  • Byrdman

    Does anyone think Dortmund will move Dembele to forward next year when Abaumayang is gone? Could that mean Pulisic inside? Just wondering what others think?


    • Old School

      I haven’t seen enough of their games to speak from authority, but Demele’s strength seems to be his creativity and service, yea?


    • Joe Dirt

      Watched Dortmud a good bit. They use Dembele most often as a wide left mid fielder or winger in either a 4-1-4-1or 4-2-3-1 but he also interchanges with the other wide player a good bit depending on personel.

      Aubomayang is very adept at getting in a position to get either his head or boot on the ball. Many of his goals are first touch. A true striker in many ways.

      I dont see the same striker mentality with Dembele he seems very effective at dribbling at defenders and causing the defense shape to get disrupted allowing him or the next teamate to make an unlocking pass for quality shot on goal. Howevere, to givea weakness Dembele seems to keep the ball a moment or two too long at times and wasting the passing window his dribbling at defenders tends to create.


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