Chelsea loanee Christian Pulisic continued his rich vein of form with another goal for Borussia Dortmund in the penultimate game of the Bundesliga season, against Fortuna Düsseldorf. Dortmund survived a late scare to win 3-2 and closed within two points of leaders Bayern Munich, who played out a goalless draw against RB Leipzig.
Pulisic spent five wonderful seasons at Borussia Dortmund and was celebrated with a momento in his final home game, to appreciate all his contributions to the club.
Thomas Delaney, who also assisted Pulisic’ amazing solo goal against Werder Bremen, turned provider again when he redirected a long ball from left back, Raphaël Guerreiro, towards Pulisic to head in the opener in the 41st minute of the game.
Pulisic scores for Dortmund on his last game at Signal Iduna Park. pic.twitter.com/pgm4jhFVYn— The Chelsea Chaps (@chelseachaps) May 11, 2019
Pulisic maintained a direct threat throughout the game, stretching the play before sending in vicious crosses inside the box. He also recorded a game high 7 dribbles showing his fearlessness to take the man on at will. As usual his defensive play was important in the game as well.
Pulisic against Dusseldorf -— The Chelsea Chaps (@chelseachaps) May 11, 2019
Goals - 1
Passes - 37 (88.1%)
Key Passes - 2
Successful Dribbles - 7
Chances Created - 1
Duels Won - 9
Clearances - 1
Tackles - 1
With the Bundesliga on the line, Christian performed. pic.twitter.com/aqA9PUQEgF
Not bad for the ‘defensive phase’, eh, Maurizio?
Pulisic is now on 7 goals and 5 assists in all competitions, in just 1611 minutes. That makes it a goal contribution every 134 minutes, which is definitely a good output.
As expected, Pulisic was emotional after the game, having subbed off in the 90th minute to a rousing applause from all corners of the Signal Iduna Park. He left some heartfelt words for Dortmund fans who saw him grow right before their own eyes.
“It was a perfect day for me, before the game it was extremely emotional, but I’m glad that everything went this way, Dortmund has the most beautiful stadium in the world, and I will miss the fans very much!”
- Christian Pulisic; source: Borussia Dortmund
The final matchday of the Bundesliga promises to be an interesting one with the title race going down to the final day for the first time since 2009. If Dortmund are to win the title, they would have to get all three points against Borussia Mönchengladbach and hope for Bayern to lose against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Here’s hoping for the best outcome for Pulisic and BVB!