Christian Pulisic: 'Everything worked out perfect today'

Christian Pulisic  scored in his final home game for Borussia Dortmund in its 3-2 win over Fortuna Duesseldorf that kept alive its slim hopes of overtaking Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga title.

Pulisic scored in his second straight game, confirming his strong season-ending form ahead of his move to Chelsea this summer.

Christian Pulisic goals:
2 2015-16 Bor. Dortmund (Bundesliga 2)
5 2016-17 Bor. Dortmund (Bundesliga 3, German Cup 1, UEFA Champions League 1)
5 2017-18 Bor. Dortmund (Bundesliga 4, German Super Cup 1)
7 2018-19 Bor. Dortmund (Bundesliga 4, German Cup 2, UEFA Champions League 1)

Dortmund's and Bayern Munich's 0-0 tie RB Leipzig reduced Bayern's lead to two points. It will clinch its seventh consecutive Bundesliga title with a win or tie against Eintracht Frankfurt in the season finale.  Dortmund will need to win at Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Munich lose to end Bayern's reign because of the latter's superior goal difference.

Pulisic's close-range header in the 41st minute was his first Bundesliga goal on a header.

"The goal was just perfect," Pulisic said afterwards. "Thomas [Delaney] headed it right across. I couldn't miss from there. It was a perfect way to start. I was a bit overwhelmed as well. Everything worked out perfect today. Before was honestly the hardest part. They gave me a little ceremony and it hit me when I was walking to the locker room. It was really emotional. My last time. It was not easy."

"It wasn't an easy situation for Christian. It was very emotional. You could see that in the locker room before the match. But he can just be proud how he solved it today. And also how well he handed the overall situation."

1 comment about "Christian Pulisic: 'Everything worked out perfect today'".
  1. R2 Dad, May 12, 2019 at 12:16 p.m.

    CP may have received a concussion on that play. When a player holds their head multiple times after contact with another player, the officials have an obligation to refer him to the sideline as part of the concussion protocol. Very dissappointed Bundesliga officials did not--very bad example for other players, coaches and officials.

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