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Chelsea were the underdogs heading to the Champions League semi-final first leg clash against Real Madrid away in Spain.
It didn’t take Chelsea star Christian Pulisic up to 14 minutes to put Chelsea ahead at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, as he showed fine composure to round Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and put the ball into the net, past a body of Madrid defenders.
The goal was a historic one not only for Captain America, but also for the US. It’s the first time a U.S. men’s international has scored in a Champions League semi-final.
On a more personal note, Pulisic is now the highest-scoring American in Champions League history, with his fifth career goal in the competition breaking the record previously held by DaMarcus Beasley.
Pulisic is also the first U.S.-born player to score a competitive goal against Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, only three American internationals DaMarcus Beasley, Jermaine Jones and Tyler Adams have scored in the knockout stage of the Champions League.
Captain America is definitely leading by example, and we hope he’d be in fine form when Chelsea host Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on May 5.