First scored the leading goal, later replaced injured: For Christian Pulisic, the final in the English FA Cups ended not only ugly because of the 1: 2 (1-0) defeat against Arsenal – as well as for teammate Pedro.
Pulisic, a former star player of Borussia Dortmund, had given his team the lead against FC Arsenal in the 5th minute when he cleverly used a cross from Olivier Giroud against the still sluggish Gunners defense.
Immediately after the start of the second half, the 21-year-old almost had topped up, but shot 16 meters from the goal.
Bitter: Pulisic apparently contracted a muscle injury during this action. Supported by both sides, the American had to leave the field a little later. For him, Pedro came onto the grass at Wembley Stadium.
After Pulisic also Pedro injured out
But the Spaniard did not experience the end of the game on the court – and gave the blues a shock moment:
In stoppage time, the attacker fell on his left shoulder while trying to clear a ball in the Arsenal penalty area before the baseline and remained on the ground with a face contorted with pain.
Even more: Pedro apparently had acute shortness of breath, was placed on a stretcher by the medical staff and supplied with oxygen. Result: The game had to be interrupted for minutes.
It is still unclear how seriously Pulisic and Pedro are injured, and their team may be missing in the Champions League.
Next Saturday Chelsea will play in the second leg of the premier class second leg at FC Bayern (Champions League: FC Bayern – Chelsea FC on Saturday from 9 p.m. in LIVETICKER). The German record champions won the first leg 3-0 at the end of February.