Pulisic scores as Dortmund wins 3-0 without Dembele

The match between “Bavaria” and “Bayer” opens a new football season in the Bundesliga

Midway through the first half, the USA global received the ball just outside the box, took one step to his right before firing a shot across goal and in off the left post. "I think it was a really good showing today, and yeah, I think we're understanding him very well".

Dortmund fans have turned against the 20-year-old Dembele, who had six goals and 13 assists in his debut Bundesliga season after joining for 15 million euros from Rennes last year.

Christian Pulisic joked that he would only grade his goal a "B" after scoring Borussia Dortmund's first of the Bundesliga season on Saturday.

World Cup-winner Andre Schuerrle is set to miss the first four weeks of the new season after tearing his thigh muscle, Borussia Dortmund confirmed on Wednesday.

In the absence of Ousmane Dembele and Marco Reus, the 18-year-old was given a chance to shine from the start at the Volkswagen Arena - and shine he did!

Marc Bartra then made it 2-0 with a brilliantly curled shot from a hard angle inside the top corner.

This time he crossed a pass to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the third score of the game. 0-3 in Wolfsburg is a good result!

Hoffenheim bounced back from their mid-week defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League play-off first leg, prevailing 1-0 at home to Werder Bremen as ex-Leicester City striker Andrej Kramaric scored a late victor.

The Australia forward, who joined from Ingolstadt in the offseason, eluded a defender with a clever flick and finished in style just after the restart, and then blasted home after Stuttgart failed to clear a corner.

Hanover enjoyed a 1-0 win at Mainz on their return to the top flight as Martin Harnik scored the decisive goal on 73 minutes.



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