U.S. Abroad: Bayern ousts Dortmund and Pulisic from German Cup

Christian Pulisic's quest to return to the German Cup final ended with Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich in Wednesday's round of 16 clash in Munich.

EARLY EXIT: The loss sends Borussia Dortmund out of the German Cup at the earliest stage since 2013. BVB won the 2016-17 DFB Pokal final, 2-1, over Eintracht Frankfurt, with Pulisic drawing the penalty kick that led to the winning goal, and BVB finished runner-up in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

With BVB's leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out with a hip injury, Pulisic, who usually plays wide in midfield, started upfront and got little service during the first half in which Bayern went ahead on goals by Jerome Boateng (12th minute) and Thomas Mueller (40th).

Andrey Yarmolenko gave Borussia Dortmund hope with a 77th minute header. After André Schuerrle replaced midfielder Raphael Guerreiro in the 56th minute, Pulisic moved more into midfield and sparked promising attacks in the 78th and 86th minute. Alexander Isak, the 18-year-old Swede, entered in the 88th minute sub and squandered a close-range chance in stoppage time.

• Eintracht Frankfurt, without Timothy Chandler, who is recovering from a knee operation in late October, beat second division Heidenheim, 2-1, in overtime to reach the quarterfinals.

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