Aug 02, 2020
Pulisic Pain: Injury After Scoring in First FA Cup Final
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By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer
LONDON (AP) — A dream scoring start to his first FA Cup final ended in agony for Christian Pulisic.
Now the American will miss the chance to help Chelsea overturn a 3-0 deficit against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 next Saturday.
The 21-year-old winger had to be helped off the field in Saturday's final against Arsenal after pulling up with a hamstring injury.
Pulisic netted in the fifth minute against Arsenal to become the first American man to score in an FA Cup final. But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice to clinch a 2-1 win that denied Chelsea the cup.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard said Pulisic's injury would be scanned and assessed in the coming days. But Lampard said Pulisic “clearly won’t be fit” for the trip to Munich with Bayern heavy favorites to advance.
The Champions League last-16 second leg was due to be played in March before the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports.
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Arsenal star Aubameyang plays in 7-a-side match in Italy and pays for pitch before giving every player a Gunners shirt
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG showed his generosity after paying for a 7-a-side match in Italy and gifting every player a Gunners shirt.
The former AC Milan youth player was visiting his brothers Willy and Catilina, before they showed up to a football centre in Varese.1Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang played in a 7-a-side match in Italy and paid for the pitchCredit: @kutuz007
According to Gazzetta, the game also featured ex-Belarusian striker Vitali Kutuzov, who lives in the area, as well as rapper Fabio Rizzo.
Aubameyang's team all wore Arsenal shirts and the forward then made sure he paid for the pitch.
The 31-year-old also handed out Gunners shirts for all the players to keep.
Aubameyang in 2016, when playing for Borussia Dortmund, played in a tournament at the Franco Ossola stadium, situated in Varese.
He was last year in Legnano, which is in the north-westernmost part of the Province of Milan, for a friendly match with friends and relatives.
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Aubameyang has just one month until the Premier League restarts.
He scored twice for Arsenal in the last match he played, a 2-1 FA Cup final win against Chelsea.
The striker, with one year left on his contract, is yet to pen a new deal despite talks progressing well.Aubameyang’s brother Willy hints at new Arsenal contract extension for brother with cryptic 'blink' Instagram post