Christian Pulisic starred as Borussia Dortmund stepped up their preparations for the second half of the season with a thumping 4-1 friendly win over PSV Eindhoven on Saturday.
Thomas Tuchel fielded different teams in each half and Pulisic was the standout performer of the second 45 minutes with an eye-catching goal to round off a win which augurs well for a bright 2017, both for the USMNT midfielder and the Westphalians.
Marco Reus missed a penalty in the 18th minute, but he made up for it soon after to give Dortmund the lead. Shinji Kagawa added a second just before half-time with Tuchel's men finally converting some of their growing number of chances, thanks to two assists from Adrian Ramos.
One of their priorities has been their defensive work with Marcel Schmelzer saying that the "primary objective is not to fall behind so often, particularly not with the opponents' first shot of the game, because then you can win games with just one goal and not need two," and Saturday's workout suggests they may be getting things right.