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PHOTOS: Pulisic takes selfie, helps out pitch invader

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Manchester City midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko, left, battles the ball with Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic during the first half of an International Champions Cup tournament soccer match Friday, July 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)


Christian Pulisic had himself a wonderful Sunday in Charlotte, NC against Liverpool.

He may have saved someone else from having quite a bad Sunday...

[ MORE: Pulisic to stay at Dortmund? ]

Scoring twice in Borussia Dortmund’s 3-1 win in the International Champions Cup match, the 19-year-old U.S. national team forward was the star attraction on home soil.

So much so that a young fan ran onto the pitch after the game and Pulisic pushed away a security guard trying to stop the intruder. As Dortmund’s coaching staff also intervened to stop the youngster from being dragged away by security officials, Pulisic posed with him for a selfie.

That selfie is below as Pulisic took exception to a youngster being denied a special moment with him.

Should fans run onto the pitch during or after a game? Absolutely not. Should common sense come into play in this kind of situation? Probably.

It was a preseason friendly and Pulisic and Dortmund’s players spent plenty of time after the game applauding their fans, plus dished out autographs and posed for photos with them. One slightly overzealous youngster running onto the pitch can happen and it has happened to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo many times in the past.

Like Pulisic, they’ve taken photos and laughed it off.

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