KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund are now in a big hole in their Champions League group as they suffered a humbling loss to reigning champions Real Madrid on Tuesday night.
Borussia Dortmund 1-3 Real Madrid
Goals from Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to a big win over Borussia Dortmund at the Signul Iduna Park on Tuesday night as they remained undefeated Group H.
Predictions before the start of the competition had BVB coming out of the group along with Real, but the German team has stumbled out of the gate so far and they will need to improve immediately if they want any chance to finish second in the group.
Dortmund did have an advantage coming into the game as Los Blancos had never found a way to get a win over their opponents - both games ended in 2-2 ties last season.
The visitors would open the scoring in the 18th minute when Bale volleyed home a pass from teammate Daniel Carvajal.
Real would then turn on the style in the second half as they went on to double their lead in the 50th minute. Bale, who turned provider this time, sent a low cross into the area from the left and Ronaldo would rush in to put his shot past goalkeeper Roman Burki.
However, BVB would cut the deficit in the 54th minute when Pierre Emerick Aubameyang leaped to get his foot on a cross from Gonzalo Castro and put his shot past Real netminder Keilor Navas.
Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz wanted to add more spark to the offense and brought Pulisic into the game for Mario Gotze, but they were outdone by Real as they went on to score their third in the 79th minute as Ronaldo blasted his shot past Burki after receiving a pass from Luka Modric.
BVB sits third in Group H with no points. They will be looking get three points in their next game when they face Cypriot team Apoel Nicosia.