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Piszczek gives Dortmund an early lead against Porto

The Polish defender got on the scoresheet for the first time in a while.

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Plenty of people were predicting that this game would have goals, but few would've correctly predicted the game's first goalscorer. Lukasz Piszczek got his second goal of the season in all competitions when he put the ball past Porto keeper Iker Casillas in the sixth minute of the first leg of BVB's Europa League Round of 32 Knockout Stage at the Westfalenstadion.

The goal developed after Henrikh Mkhitaryan got the ball back from Shinji Kagawa on a short corner routine. Piszczek had made his way up into the box and had the presence of mind to make a run to the near post. The Polish international flicked the ball on goal with his boot, but Casillas parried the first effort. Luckily the bounce came right back to Lukasz who made no mistake and reacted quickly to head the ball into the net.

If our fullbacks are scoring goals, Porto will really be in trouble.