Christian Pulisic goes full Captain America with historic Champions League goal for Chelsea
It’s common knowledge that the US is starting to become a lot more relevant across the European football stage. Chelsea star Christian Pulisic is one of the biggest names to come out of America and he just made history with a stunner of a goal against Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals.
IT HAD TO BE HIM. CHRISTIAN PULISIC 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/yfXK3v9H6E
— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) April 27, 2021
Pulisic ran onto a clever ball over the top from defender Antonio Rudiger, then proceeded to take on a couple of Madrid defenders and eventually fire it home to give the Blues a 1-0 lead in the tie.
Christian Pulisic is the first American-born player ever to score a goal in the semifinals of Europe’s most prized competition. This is just the beginning for a generation of footballers coming out of the country, too. Zack Steffen is currently the second-string keeper for Manchester City who takes on PSG on Wednesday in the other semifinal.
Gio Reyna and Sergino Dest are also starring for Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona, respectively.
— 433 (@433) April 27, 2021
Christian Pulisic struggled to find his form earlier in the term, but the youngster has played a key piece in Chelsea’s success as of late. Thomas Tuchel’s side is currently in a 1-1 deadlock with Madrid after Karim Benzema equalized just 15 minutes after Pulisic’s goal.
Stay tuned for more updates.