Christian Pulisic scored one and laid on another as Borussia Dortmund recorded a routine 3-0 win at Wolfsburg on Matchday 1 of the 2017/18 Bundesliga campaign.


Wolfsburg 0-3 Borussia Dortmund

Goals: 0-1 Pulisic (23'), 0-2 Bartra (27'), 0-3 Aubameyang (60')

Dortmund dominated Peter Bosz's first Bundesliga outing as head coach from the get-go, and were rewarded with the opening goal in the 23rd minute. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mario Götze were involved, combining to tee up Pulisic for a wonderfully struck effort from the edge of the Wolfsburg box. Marc Bartra made it two moments later, with an equally fine curling finish following a short-corner routine.

Wolfsburg's lack of urgency to turn the tide was punished on the hour-mark when Pulisic skipped into the area and crossed for Aubameyang to poke home one of the easiest goals he is ever likely to score. Wolfsburg striker Mario Gomez had a goal ruled out for offside in the 69th minute, a decision confirmed by the Video Assistant Referee, as Dortmund saw out the remainder of a decidedly one-sided encounter with minimum fuss.

Man of the match

With two goals in as many competitive games, Pulisic has laid down a serious marker for the 2017/18 campaign. Wolfsburg simply could not live with him.

Watch: Pulisic delighted with BVB's start

Match Stats

  • Pulisic has six goals in 39 Bundesliga appearances.
  • Götze made his first competitive appearance for BVB in 202 days.
  • Bartra scored his first Bundesliga goal in his 20th appearance in the German top flight.
  • Wolfsburg have lost their last five against Dortmund.
  • Aubameyang has eight goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances against Wolfsburg.
  • Dortmund's Dan-Axel Zagodou and Wolfsburg newcomers Landry Dimata, Ignacio Camacho, Kaylen Hinds and Felix Uduokhai made their Bundesliga debuts.


Wolfsburg: Casteels – Verhaegh, Knoche, Uduokhai, Gerhardt – Camacho, Bazoer (Guilavogui 59') – Blaszczykowski (Dimata 42'), Didavi (Arnold 69'), Hinds – Gomez (c)
Coach: Andries Jonker

Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Sokratis (c), Bartra, Zagadou (Passlack 77') – Sahin, Castro – Philipp, Götze (Dahoud 61'), Pulisic (Kagawa 86') - Aubameyang
Coach: Peter Bosz

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