Pulisic at the double for Borussia Dortmund

Annette Crawford
July 23, 2018

Christian Pulisic scored a brace as Borussia Dortmund came from a goal down to beat Liverpool 3-1 in the International Champions Cup on Sunday.

Andrew Robertson's cross from a short corner was met with a towering header from Van Dijk that left Marwin Hitz in the Dortmund goal with no chance.

"Tomorrow's medical report from Liverpool: Pulisic gives Karius a concussion", they said.

Virgil van Dijk scored the only goal of an uneventful first half to send Liverpool into the break with the lead, but a string of half-time changes resulted in more action and ultimately saw Dortmund come from behind to win.

Pulisic nearly completed the hat trick in the 93rd minute but his blast from in close was stopped and the rebound went to teammate Jacob Bruun Larsen who deposited it into the empty net as Dortmund improved to 2-0 in the 18-team pre-season tournament.

Former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas also got involved with a passionate defence of the Liverpool man on Twitter.

The Reds were dealt a blow after 20 minutes when Joel Matip was forced off with an injury.

Milner nearly doubled the lead in the 56th minute but the midfielder's 25-yard curler narrowly cleared the crossbar.


Milner's cross was then headed wide by Dominic Solanke as Liverpool, who had been unbeaten in pre-season, continued to push for a decisive second goal.

It was a different story with two minutes to full time.

But instead of collecting the ball, the Liverpool stopper chose to push it away.

Pulisic won a 66th-minute penalty that he converted himself, then grabbed an 89th-minute victor by finishing off a flowing Dortmund counter-attack.

"Will this attack @LorisKarius ever end?"

As Liverpool went all out to grab an equaliser, Jacob Larsen added a third in injury time.

Liverpool will fly to NY on Tuesday morning ahead of their second International Champions Cup game, when they will face Manchester City the following day.

And his match in the International Champions Cup against Borussia Dortmund proved no different.

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