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Christian Pulisic is the first USMNT player to score in a UCL semi-final

The United States men’s national team winger scored in the 14th minute in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

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Christian Pulisic is the first USMNT player to score in a UCL semi-final
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On Tuesday, Christian Pulisic became the all-time American leading scorer (five) in the UEFA Champions League with his goal against Real Madrid at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano. In the 14th minute of the game the Blues took the lead through the American.

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Antonio Rüdiger floated an outstanding ball over the top for Pulisic to chase and as he entered the box, he took out Thibaut Courtois before rifling a right-footed strike through two players on the line to find the back of the net. The United States men's national team player has two goals and one assist in eight appearances in this competition this season.

Another record for the USMNT

Pulisic also became the first USMNT player to score in a semi final of the UCL in the 1-1 draw against the LaLiga giants. The American faded in the second half and in the 66th minute he was replaced by Hakim Ziyech. He has earned a starting role under manager Thomas Tuchel in the past few weeks after reaching full fitness.

Chelsea now host Fulham on 1 May on matchday 34 of the Premier League, before welcoming Real Madrid to Stamford Bridge in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals on 5 May.