Christian Pulisic sets record after Champions League victory

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Chelsea defied the odds to beat Manchester City in the final of the Champions League, and it was a massive win for the Blues.

A first half goal from Kai Havertz was enough for Chelsea to win the game, as the Blues fought for their lives in the second half.

Pep Guardiola set out a very attacking side to play Chelsea at the Estadio do Dragao stadium, as he opted to leave out both Fernandinho and Rodri. His tactics suited Chelsea, as it gave room for Chelsea to break through their midfield with ease.

Timo Werner, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz troubled the City defence in the first half, with a fine Mount pass locating Havertz for the only goal of the game.

Christian Pulisic was introduced for the second half, but he missed a stunning pass shortly afterwards that could have sealed the victory on time.

Nevertheless, Chelsea are champions of Europe, and Pulisic is now the first American to win the Champions League.

However, Pulisic is not first American to play in the men’s UEFA Champions League final. Borussia Dortmund’s Neven Subotic, US youth intl who represented Serbia at senior level started for Dortmund v Bayern in 2013. Pulisic is however the first US men team’s player to play in the final of the Champions League and win the competition.

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