The American International Christian Pulisic has made history in the first leg meeting of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals as Chelsea FC played a 1-1 draw away from home against Spanish giant, Real Madrid.
Christian Pulisic of Chelsea FC, who scored the opening goal of the match in the 14th minute of the first half remains the highest American goal scorer in the history of Champions League as seen below:
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 27, 2021
The only goal scored for Chelsea last night brings his scoring record in the Champions League to a total of 5 goals and also making him to be the first American to score in a Champions League semi-final and his second goal of the season 2020/2021 in the Champions League.
The Chelsea winger is also the first U.S.-born player to score a competitive goal against Real Madrid.
His first Champions League goal of the season was scored at the group stage against Russian Club side, Krasnodar in the 90th minute with a right footed shot and Chelsea winning the match by 4-0.
Other Americans who have made similar history are DaMarcus Beasley – 4 Goals, Fabian Johnson – 2 Goals, Jermaine Jones – 2 Goals and Weston McKennie- 2 Goals.
The 22-year-old American professional soccer player, who plays as a winger or an attacking midfielder for Chelsea FC has been one of the key players in the starting line-up of recent since Thomas Tuchel’s assumption as the New Club Manager.
Chelsea remains unbeaten against Real Madrid in the UEFA club competition and Thomas Tuchel also remains unbeaten as Head Coach against any Spanish Club.