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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 26 +41 60
2 Borussia Dortmund 26 +34 60
3 RB Leipzig 26 +24 49
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 +14 47
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 +21 46
6 Bayer Leverkusen 26 +7 42
7 VfL Wolfsburg 26 +5 42
8 Werder Bremen 26 +8 39
9 TSG Hoffenheim 26 +12 38
10 Hertha Berlin 26 +1 35
11 SC Freiburg 26 -5 31
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 -17 31
13 Mainz 26 -18 30
14 FC Augsburg 26 -10 25
15 Schalke 04 26 -17 23
16 VfB Stuttgart 26 -30 20
17 Hannover 96 26 -37 14
18 Nurnberg 26 -33 13