Summary

  • Pulisic scored the second goal of Dortmund's 3-0 win over Stuttgart.
  • Goal was his second in as many games.
  • The USMNT international opened the scoring against Hamburger SV last week.

Christian Pulisic hailed the benefits of his training as a youngster after scoring his second Bundesliga goal in Borussia Dortmund's 3-0 win over VfB Stuttgart on Matchday 31, setting a new top-flight record in the process.

After Henrikh Mkhitaryan's long-range effort had been parried by Stuttgart keeper Przemyslaw Tyton in the 45th minute of the first period, Pulisic was on hand to finish calmly past the Pole and send BVB into the half-time break with a 2-0 lead.

"I saw Miki was going to take a shot and I learned ever since I was little that if you want to score goals you have to follow up the shot," Pulisic told Dortmund's official TV channel after the game. "That’s what I did and the goalie hit it right out to me and I just finished it."

Pulisic celebrates his strike on the stroke of half-time.

The goal means Pulisic has become the youngest player in Bundesliga history to score two goals, at the age of only 17 years, seven months and five days.

The USMNT international opened the scoring in last week's 3-0 win over Hamburger SV, becoming the fourth youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history in the process.

Dortmund's victory at Stuttgart - with Mkhitaryan and Shinji Kagawa also on the scoresheet - means Thomas Tuchel's side remain just about in the title race, although are seven points behind FC Bayern München with three games to play.