Lucien Favre It has been a very positive 8 days for

first_imgBorussia Dortmund’s impressive US tour came to a disappointing end in their defeat to Benfica on Wednesday, but new head coach Lucien Favre was still pleased with what he saw from his players as he continues with his preparations for his maiden campaignMaximilian Philipp gave Dortmund a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute on the International Champions Cup game at the Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, before later adding a second just two minutes later after he received a cross from Mario Gotze to put the ball past Benfica keeper Mile Svilar.But the Portuguese side came back in the second-half with goals from André Almeida and Rúben Semedo putting the scoreline back level between the clubs at 2-2.With just 20 minutes remaining, two teams upped the pace in an attempt to find the match-winner with Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho seeing his effort go wide from 10 yards in the 89th minute.Due to neither side being able to find a winner, the game went into extra-time with Eduardo Salvio sealing a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win for Benfica.While it ended on a low, Favre was still optimistic about his new side’s US tour after they had defeated the likes of last season’s Champions League finalists Liverpool and Premier League champions Manchester City prior to Wednesday’s loss.“We were still pushing very hard at the end to try and make it 3-2,” said the Dortmund boss, as stated on Triblive.“It was a very positive eight days (in the U.S.) and a very nice experience (in Pittsburgh).”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.??? Thank you, Pittsburgh! #bvbusa pic.twitter.com/C8IlUmfxOS— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 26, 2018The Bundesliga side’s American star Christian Pulisic was naturally the centre of attention in the game with the US supporters often getting up on their feet when he had the ball.And Pulisic, who turns 20 in September, did not disappoint his home fans with a superb display of speed and skill throughout the game and he nearly assisted Danish teammate Bruun Larsen with a third goal in the final minute of the first-half.“He is a very good player with enormous potential,” added Favre.Dortmund are still in first place in the ICC table after their three games and now they will next face Furth in the first round of the DFB Cup on August 20.last_img

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