Christian Pulisic breaks Lionel Messi record after Chelsea progress into Champions League semi-finals.
Christian Pulisic broke Lionel Messi’s record for how many times he was fouled during Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final tie against FC Porto.
Thomas Tuchel’s side fell to a 1-0 defeat in Seville on Tuesday night but moved into the semi-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win.
Porto couldn’t find a goal until stoppage time, and instead of targeting a goal during the game, they looked at Pulisic and constantly hacked away at the 22-year-old.
He was fouled 11 times, and as per ESPN, that is the most in a single Champions League match since Messi back in 2011 against Real Madrid.
Pulisic also came away with the UEFA Man of the Match award in Seville as Chelsea set up a semi-final tie against either Real Madrid or Liverpool.
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