Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang delivered a hat-trick while Christian Pulisic added a goal and an assist as Borussia Dortmund defeated Benfica 4-0 in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie, 4-1 on aggregate.
Aubameyang didn’t wait long to get the hosts level on aggregate. Ousmane Dembele delivered a corner in the fourth minute that Pulisic flicked on to the far post, where Aubameyang headed it home.
The game remained 1-0 Dortmund through the rest of the first half, Benfica coming close to regaining the edge in the tie multiple times.
It was Pulisic who got Dortmund’s crucial second as he took a Łukasz Piszczek throughball to deliver a magnificent chip finish in the 59th minute.
Aubameyang then gave his side a commanding edge just two minutes later, as he got on the end of a excellent cross from Marcel Schmelzer to make it 3-0 Dortmund in the game and 3-1 on aggregate in the tie.
The striker put the tie to bed in the 86th minute as he scored a tap in for the hat-trick, sending them through to the quarter-finals.