Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16, first leg, soccer match between Chelsea and LOSC Lille at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022.
Ian Walton, Associated Press
American soccer star Christian Pulisic scored for Chelsea in their 2-0 Champions League win over Lille on Tuesday, and he neared a record in the process.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Pulisic’s goal in the 63rd minute gave him three career Champions League knockout stage goals, tying him with Dwight Yorke for second-most ever by a Concacaf player.
Javier Hernandez holds the record with four.
U.S. international Christian Pulisic scores his 3rd career #UCL KO Stage goal to tie Dwight Yorke for 2nd most by a Concacaf player.
Only Javier Hernández (4) has scored more such goals. pic.twitter.com/VnteBdqDZZ
Pulisic’s goal came on a counter attack as teammate N’Golo Kante led the charge. Pulisic went with Kante on the left flank, and just before Kante reached the box, he tapped a pass to Pulisic.
That drew the Lille defense, and Pulisic slotted it home.
Kante. Pulisic. It all adds up. (🎥 @CBSSportsGolazo) pic.twitter.com/FSQHMEMwUB
Pulisic appeared to hit the griddy in celebration.
Did Christian Pulisic hit the griddy?! 👀 pic.twitter.com/71bvHyO02g
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