Written by Garin Turner
Borussia Dortmund had a late charge as they were able to secure the win 3-1 against Liverpool at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Sunday in both team’s first game in the International Champions Cup.
Liverpool took the lead at the 25th minute when Virgil van Dijk scored on a header. Andrew Robertson had the assist. Liverpool was inches away from making the game 2-0 when Sheyi Ojo hit the crossbar. Christian Pulisic tied the game up for Borussia Dortmund at the 66th minute when he converted on a penalty kick with a right footed shot.
The game looked like it was going to end regulation tied when Pulisic scored his second goal of the game at the 89th minute to give his team a 2-1 lead. His second goal came on a right footed shot that was assisted by Marcel Schmelzer. Jacob Bruun Larsen added the final goal at the 90th minute with a right footed shot from very close range.
Liverpool had eight shots (five on goal). Fouls helped do them in as they committed 10 versus only three for Borussia Dortmund. Borussia had seven shots (four on goal). Liverpool had six corner kicks to Borussia’s one. Marwin Hitz had four saves for Borussia. At the half, both teams were deadlocked in possession at 50%.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah didn’t play in the contest but was in attendance. Liverpool is 3-2-1 in their last five contests while Borussia Dortmund is 3-1-2 in their last five. Liverpool goes up against Manchester City in New Jersey this coming Wednesday. Dortmund faces Benfica in Pulisic’s home state of Pennsylvania.