It took Christian Pulisic 23 days to return to the pitch. It took him 16 minutes to seek out the again of the web once more.
The American star scored within the eighty fifth minute on his twentieth birthday at hand Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win in its Champions League group stage opener on the highway at Membership Brugge in Belgium.
The objective was a bit fluky, with Pulisic punching a deflected ball excessive over Brugge goalkeeper Karlo Letica, however he and his teammates will certainly take it:
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The objective additionally got here on Pulisic’s one centesimal profession look for the German giants. Pulisic had been out since Aug. 26 with what the membership termed as a muscular damage, which compelled him to overlook a pair of Bundesliga fixtures and each current U.S. friendlies.
Dortmund wanted a win over Brugge as a result of Group A favourite Atletico Madrid earned a worthwhile three highway factors itself towards AS Monaco, the French expertise manufacturing unit that can absolutely give Dortmund suits over each dwelling and away fixtures.
Because of Pulisic, Dortmund earned simply that.
Elsewhere in Europe on Tuesday, fellow 20-year-old American Weston McKennie — born simply three weeks earlier than Pulisic — assisted FC Schalke’s solely objective in its 1-1 draw towards Porto at dwelling in his Champions League debut. McKennie performed a ball throughout the field that was expertly completed by Breel Embolo within the sixty fourth minute.
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