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Pulisic collects assist in final game but BVB fall 2 points short of Bundesliga title

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The Chelsea loanee ends the season in great form

Photo by Maja Hitij / Bongarts / Getty Images

Despite the big-money move to Chelsea that was agreed in January, it’s not been Christian Pulisic’s best season at Borussia Dortmund. But he’s sure ending it in great form, and in great health, both of which are welcome signs as he begins his Chelsea adventure (following a brief detour to the USA for the Gold Cup, which starts in mid-June).

On Saturday, he started his third consecutive Bundesliga match for BVB — the first time he’s done that since late September — and rewarded the coach’s faith with an assist on Marco Reus’s goal that gave the team a 2-0 lead.

BVB would make that 2-0 lead count all the way to the end, but unfortunately at the same time, Bayern Munich administered a pasting to Eintracht Frankfurt to the tune of 5-1, maintaining their two-point advantage in the table and clinching their seventh (7th!) consecutive BuLi title.

Incidentally, the 2-0 loss for Gladbach, combined with Bayer Leverkusen’s 5-1 win at Hertha Berlin, means that Gladbach drop out of fourth place on the final day of the season.

Hopefully the 20-year-old begins his Chelsea adventure on a similarly good note. With Hazard probably leaving, Hudson-Odoi possibly injured for a bit, and both Willian and Pedro over 30, we’re going to need him! No pressure...