Christian Pulisic second his second goal of the Bundesliga season. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
HAMBURG, Germany — U.S. international midfielder Christian Pulisic put the finishing touches on Borussia Dortmund’S 3-0 victory over Hamburger SV Wednesday, connecting for the final goal in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund, which returned to the top of the German first division, has not allowed a goal in five games this season.
Pulisic, who turned 19 Monday, connected with 10 minutes remaining when he took Mahmoud Dahoud’s pass and raced between two defenders before slipping the ball inside the far post for his second goal of the season.
“It took a while, but then the goals came and, yeah, it was very good,” Pulisic was quoted by the Associated Press.
Pulisic also helped set up Dortmund’s second goal. He ran through the Hamburg’s midfield and sent the ball wide to Andriy Yarmolenko. Yarmolenko’s deflected cross was tapped in by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the far post.
“It was no easy game, it was hard,” Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz said. “Hamburg put us under a lot of pressure, and then only a good team can win.”