Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Christian Pulisic continues to make a massive impact at Chelsea. On Wednesday in the Champions League group stage against Valencia, the United States men’s national team star scored his first UCL goal for the English club with an attentive finish inside the box just minutes into the second half. 

Valencia had taken a 1-0 lead late in the first half before Mateo Kovacic quickly answered for the Blues, and then Pulisic finished a loose ball in the box that was initially called offside. Pulisic pounced on a loose ball, getting a toe to put it past Jasper Cillessen for the 2-1 lead. Here’s a look at the goal and the intense VAR sequence that followed. 

The goal was Pulisic’s third in the Champions League as he scored two in his stint at Dortmund. Unfortunately for the Blues, Pulisic’s goal was not the final score of the game. Valencia evened the game later in the half and it finished as a 2-2 draw. With one game left in the group stage, Chelsea is 2-2-1 with eight points. The Blues face Lille on Dec. 10 with their knockout stage hopes on the line.

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