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Substitute Pulisic provides assist in Dortmund’s Europa League loss to RB Salzburg

Christian Pulisic made an impact as a substitute on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to lead Borussia Dortmund to a win in the opening leg of their Champions League clash of Red Bull Salzburg.

Brought in as a second half substitute, Pulisic assisted Andre Schurrle in the 62nd minute. However, it wouldn’t be enough to overcome RB Salzburg, who held on for a 2-1 win at Dortmund in the opening leg of their quarterfinal clash.

Following a scoreless first half, Valon Berisha opened the scoring for the Austrian side via a 49th minute penalty kick. Berisha scored a second seven minutes later before Pulisic joined the fray in the 61st.

One minute later, Dortmund was back in it as Pulisic fed Schurrle, but the German side could never find an equalizer, putting them in a massive hole heading into the second leg.

Here’s a closer look at Pulisic’s assist:


  1. Encouraging to see him attempting fast, mazy runs through the midfield again. He’s been the back-pass kid over the past few outings.

    • I think he basically just ignored Stoger and played his style. Stoger is definitely stifling the whole team. Unfortunately, with his positive ends results, he might be around. Pulisic will continue to struggle under Stoger.
      Also, I am tired of Goetze, Schurrle, Reuss combo. They are not wonder trio as advertised.

      • whereas reus had a bad game, and goetze’s been in poor form, i’ve never understood why schurrle is rated so highly. he runs all day, but doesn’t have a great touch, and overwhelmingly makes the wrong decisions. you see dortmund’s goal and think, well that why he’s out there, but good lord, he wasted/ruined so many potential chances throughout the game.

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