The Germans are mentally very much strong and in a football pitch, they’re known for the good comebacks and another Bundesliga side has once again proved it. Yes you’ve got it right, we’re talking about Borussia Dortmund. They have overcome the obstacles to seal their place in the UCL 2016-17 Quarter Final.
The Black and Yellows toured to Portugal in the last month to play the first leg of the round of 16 at the Estadio da Luz. Greek forward Konstantinos Mitroglou’s decider on the 48th minute on the Valentine Day’s night, saw the German side coming back home with a trailing and must win situation in the second leg.
After that one goal defeat, Die Borussens hosted the Benfica side at the Signal Iduna Park on the Wednesday night. When Barcelona created the history on the other match of the night, Thomas Tuchel’s lads were celebrating goals at their own home soil. Gabon international Pierre Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring on the 4th minute of the match to give the home side an early lead. The goal also levelled the aggregate score and the German side were quite relieved with this must need goal. The first half ended with the 1-0 advantage on the night for the hosts,
United States midfielder Christian Pulisic who was the provider of the first goal’s assist, scored himself to double the lead on the 59th minute and they were ahead on the aggregate. It was the 4th goal of the season for the 19 years old sensation. Polish full back Lukasz Piszczek provided the assist on this occasion. The unstoppable Auba got his second of the night just 2 minutes later to make the line 3-0. The 27 years old was not pleased with just 2 goals as he completed his hat-trick on the 85th minute to seal the game as well as the next round for his club to reach the quarter-final stage with a brilliant 4-0 victory as the aggregate score stood 4-1 in the favour of Die Schwarzgelbens. He was replaced by Germany international Andre Schurrle on the very next minute after having the damage done. German duo Marcel Schmelzer and Eric Durm provided the next 2 assists respectively.
In form Aubameyang has already scored 27 goals this season, last season he had netted on 39 occasions. The natural scorer also bagged the match ball and he couldn’t make his coach and the fans happier. The fans went home happy with this dominating performance.