Pulisic: Champions League Goal Is An Amazing Feeling

Within two minutes Dortmund had another as Aubameyang grabbed his second from Marcel Schmelzer's volleyed cross after Julian Weigl picked him out with a fine diagonal ball.

Dortmund were 1-0 down from the first leg but the German giants got themselves level in the tie after just four minutes, with Aubameyang heading home at the far post.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Benfica to ease into the Champions League quarter-finals.

"You can not expect that you will score four goals against a team like Benfica".

Starting in place of the injured Marco Reus, Pulisic also contributed an assist on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's opener, and was involved in the build up to the side's third goal.

"We had the confidence to turn the tie around and the team demonstrated that tonight, especially in the second half", said Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.

"For a goal-scorer, there is nothing more important than to score and he has a nose for goal".

Aubameyang struck in the fourth minute before Dortmund took control in the second half, the impressive Christian Pulisic doubling the lead before the Gabon worldwide completed his hat-trick.

And the German gaffer apparently tabled an 11th hour bid to bring the speedy wonderkid to Anfield, but was turned down by both club and player in favour of staying put. Screams were heard outside and Tuchel later admitted that the whole team were "freaking out".

Two weeks ago in Lisbon, Dortmund eclipsed Benfica in possession, shots on goal and even corners, but somehow lost 1-0 to a solitary goal from Kostas Mitroglou. "At halftime we talked about it and said we need to do more". We want to go on.

  • Julie Sanders