Christian Pulisic starts for Borussia Dortmund vs. Benfica in the Champions League

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The U.S. international replaces the injured Marco Reus for the Bundesliga side, which is hoping to overcome a one-goal deficit in the last 16

Christian Pulisic is in Borussia Dortmund's starting XI for the second leg of the club's Champions League last-16 tie against Benfica.

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The American forward replaces Marco Reus, who left Dortmund's Bundesliga match against Bayer Leverkusen with a thigh injury shortly before halftime Saturday.

Pulisic, who has been fighting for a consistent starting job all season, made the most of his opportunity over the weekend, recording a goal and assist in a 6-2 victory.

Here is the full Dortmund lineup: Burki, Bartra, Dembele, Aubameyang, Pulisic, Sokratis, Piszczek, Castro, Schmelzer, Weigl, Durm.