Christian Pulisic was the spark Dortmund needed against Stuttgart

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Ian Joy, Jovan Kirovski and Alexi Lalas break down Christian Pulisic's performance in Dortmund's 3-0 win over Stuttgart.

- Welcome into the Bundesliga Beer Cellar. Borussia Dortmund with an emphatic 3-0 victory over VfB Stuttgart. The American, Christian Pulisic, in form, scoring today. We heard from him after the game.

- It was a tough beginning, a tough first half, and then a magnificent goal by yourself. I just talked to Juan Robersila and he said to me, please ask him if he planned it that way. So I do it. Did you plan it that way?

- Yeah, of course. I was looking for the back post, just for a cross. Came off my foot a little wrong, but it wasn't so wrong in the end. So yeah, I was a bit lucky, but I'm happy it went in.

- It was your first goal this season, and after this goal, everything seemed to be more easy, for yourself, for your teammates. How important was that the self-confidence came back into the Borussia Dortmund squad today?

- Yeah, I mean, goals can change games, you know. We had a little bit of luck there, and then all of the sudden, our team has confidence and we were playing a little bit more after that, towards the end of the first, and had a lot more confidence going into the second. So it was really good for us.

- Nice to hear, Christian. You create your own luck sometimes in this beautiful game. Alexi Lalas, it wasn't necessarily beautiful for Borussia Dortmund, but Pulisic turned on the style today.

- Yeah, it was just what the doctor ordered. And you need a little bit of luck, and some kind of moment to shift, not only games, but seasons or moments within a season. And I thought Christian Pulisic was actually the shining light for Dortmund in that first half, when Dortmund was not good at all.

This is a strange game. They turned it on in the second half, but it's a strange game to say that even a game that you won 3-0, you weren't particularly good in it. And they weren't, but they got that 3 points. And it started with Christian Pulisic and the soccer gods smiling upon the young man and saying, all right, we'll give you this one right now. And they went on from there.

- And they needed it. Goals change games. He said it there, and this one definitely changed the momentum. Complete turnaround and positive ending for Borussia Dortmund.

- Maybe the confidence that Borussia Dortmund need to take into the Revierderby against Schalke next weekend. We turn our attention to the champions. Yes, it's match day 29, and Bayern Munich won the championship this weekend. But next weekend on Saturday 9:20 AM eastern on FS2, Leverkusen hosts Frankfurt in a massive match with European implications.

Sunday, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund, as I just mentioned, for that second place battle. That's at 9:00 AM on FS1. And on a Monday, Mainz host Freiburg with relegation implications at stake on FS2.