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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Christian Pulisic (22')
  • Marc Bartra (27')
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (60')

Christian Pulisic scores, assists as Dortmund beat Wolfsburg

United States international Christian Pulisic scored one goal and set up another. Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund showed signs they can thrive this season without suspended forward and Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele by opening their Bundesliga campaign with a 3-0 rout at Wolfsburg on Saturday.

United States international Christian Pulisic scored Dortmund's first league goal of the season after good work by Mario Gotze, who was making his first Bundesliga start since December after illness.

Gotze spotted Pulisic free to his right and played in the 18-year-old, who scored with a great finish inside the far post midway through the first half.

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

Dortmund continued their domination in the second half when Pulisic crossed for last season's top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to open his tally for the 2017-18 campaign.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 19 +30 47
2 Bayer Leverkusen 19 +12 31
3 Schalke 04 19 +5 31
4 RB Leipzig 19 +3 31
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 19 0 31
6 Borussia Dortmund 19 +15 30
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 19 +4 30
8 FC Augsburg 19 +3 27
9 TSG Hoffenheim 19 +2 27
10 Hannover 96 19 -1 27
11 Hertha Berlin 19 0 25
12 SC Freiburg 19 -13 23
13 VfL Wolfsburg 19 -2 20
14 VfB Stuttgart 19 -8 20
15 Mainz 19 -9 20
16 Werder Bremen 19 -9 16
17 Hamburg SV 19 -13 15
18 FC Cologne 19 -19 12

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