Loftus-Cheek Nets First-Half Hat-Trick with Pulisic Assist

Loftus-Cheek Nets First-Half Hat-Trick with Pulisic Assist

After netting a hat-trick in a preseason friendly, Ruben Loftus-Cheek appears primed for action with AC Milan.

He ended his Chelsea career this summer in order to join the Serie A powerhouses in search of regular first-team action.

Loftus-Cheek scored the day’s first goal within the first fifteen minutes.

He then scored a second goal shortly after.

As they neared halftime, Pulisic assisted Loftus-Cheek for the second time. Minutes were not in short supply for Pulisic at Chelsea, but Milan offers him the opportunity to become a consistent starter on the biggest stage.

Christian Pulisic, a former teammate of Loftus-Cheek’s at Chelsea, has joined him at the San Siro.

All three were involved on Saturday night after being reunited with Olivier Giroud, who left Stamford Bridge in 2021.

Milan hosted Tunisian club Etoile Sportive du Sahel as part of their preseason preparations.

Loftus-Cheek scored after just 13 minutes by volleying in a cross from Pulisic.

The next player to assist the 27-year-old was Rafael Leao, who sent a low pass into the penalty area for the Englishman to finish.

Loftus-Cheek completed his hat-trick with seven minutes remaining in the first half, this time with a half-volley from Pulisic’s cross.

Giroud then scored a penalty kick early in the second half to secure a 4-0 victory.

Milan will undoubtedly be satisfied with the outcome, even if they did not face an opponent of their usual caliber.

Loftus-Cheek demonstrated that he is not only capable of asserting his dominance in the midfield, but also in the forward position.

This season, he could add to his tally of 16 goals scored at the senior level for club and country, which he currently has.

In just nine days, he will make his Serie A debut when Milan travels to Bologna for their season opener.

Loftus-Cheek Nets First-Half Hat-Trick with Pulisic Assist

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