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2018/19 German DFB Pokal, Second Round
  • Christian Pulisic (40')
  • Maximilian Philipp (73')
  • Marco Reus (120' PEN)
  • Sebastian Polter (63', 88')
  • Marvin Friedrich (118')

Christian Pulisic has goal and assist in Dortmund win against Union Berlin

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Borussia Dortmund 3-2 FC Union Berlin: Pulisic stars in dramatic win (3:22)

Christian Pulisic scored, had an assist and won a penalty as Borussia Dortmund beat Union Berlin in the 2nd round of the German DFB Pokal. (3:22)

Borussia Dortmund needed a Marco Reus penalty late in extra time to beat second division Union Berlin 3-2 on Wednesday and book their spot in the DFB Pokal third round.

The Berliners had twice come back from a goal down but Christian Pulisic, who scored the first goal and set up the second, earned a last-gasp penalty for Reus to convert and protect Dortmund's unbeaten run in all competitions.

The Bundesliga leaders were made to work hard against the gutsy Berliners, third in the second division, and had the 20-year-old American Pulisic to thank for the lead.

Dortmund, whose defender Abdou Diallo left the pitch injured after 13 minutes, never really found their footing until late in the first half.

Pulisic stabbed in on the rebound after Shinji Kagawa's header was saved by Union keeper Rafal Gikiewicz in the 40th minute.

Union hit the crossbar two minutes later with a superb effort by Kenny Prince Redondo and got a deserved equaliser through substitute Sebastian Polter who scored with his first touch.

Their joy lasted only 10 minutes, however, when Pulisic sent Maximilian Philipp through with a superb pass and the forward drilled in an equally stunning finish.

But Union refused to give up and were rewarded with another goal in the 88th as Polter's header wrong-footed keeper Marwin Hitz.

They hung on and soaked up the pressure in extra time before Pulisic was brought down for the penalty.

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