The teenager’s hat-trick and an assist sent the German side into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put his first-leg horror show abaft him, netting a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund secured a 4-0 win over Benfica to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The Gabon international missed a penalty and two more gilt-edged chances as Thomas Tuchel’s side lost 1-0 in Portugal three weeks prior, but they made light work of Wednesday’s return back on home turf.
Visiting coach Rui Vitoria had expected an onslaught and that was precisely what Dortmund provided, despite the absence of Marco Reus through injury, as Aubameyang nodded an early opener.
While Benfica stood firm for the remnant of the first a moiety, Christian Pulisic, having availed the first goal, doubled Dortmund’s lead to take control of the tie with just over half an hour remaining.
And Aubameyang, who had never anteriorly scored in the tournament’s knockout stages, integrated his second of the game just two minutes later, afore consummating his treble five minutes from the cessation.
Dortmund can now look ahead to the last eight of the competition and the inditement was ostensibly on the wall after it took Aubameyang just four minutes to ostracize recollections of a nightmare first leg and draw Dortmund level.