Christian Pulisic scored his first two goals in a Chelsea shirt less than 10 minutes apart on Wednesday in a preseason friendly against Red Bull Salzburg.
Pulisic’s first came in the 20th minute when he did well to control a Pedro long ball and nutmegged RBS defender Marin Pongračić with his finish:
THROUGH THE DEFENDER'S LEGS!
Christian Pulisic gets his first goal for Chelsea! pic.twitter.com/Gfcn3qaW78
— ESPN (@espn) July 31, 2019
The second arrived just eight minutes later, when Pulisic chested down another long ball from Ross Barkley with a great first touch and calmly dinked his finish past goalkeeper Cican Stankovic:
Christian Pulisic's second goal is even better. Nice pass from Barkley too pic.twitter.com/Iz6aDNh36t
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) July 31, 2019
Yes, it’s only preseason, and no, RBS is not the level Pulisic will see in the Premier League on a weekly basis. But the 20-year-old American star can leak out at speed on counters and get in behind defenders, which seems like a sustainable way to threaten opponents in England’s top flight.
Chelsea won 5-3, with Barkley, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi also scoring for the Blues.
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