Chelsea win UEFA Champions League 2021 (Sports News) – Chelsea have won their second-ever UEFA Champions League title after defeating Manchester City in a thrilling match that took place at Estadio do Dragao, Porto, Portugal. Let’s have a recap of the day as it unfolded.
Chelsea win UEFA Champions League - Game Turnout
The match ended 0-1. Kai Havertz scored the lone goal before the start of the half, when he latched onto a pass from Mason Mount and rounded past Ederson to easily kick the ball into the net. Havertz, who was the product of a record transfer of 40 million GBP ($70 million USD), has indeed showed up in a big way.”
N’Golo Kante had a stellar game, as he held the midfield, by winning his tackles making two interceptions, four headers and three clearances. He was also the best player for Chelsea in both legs of the semi-final against Real Madrid.
Chelsea win UEFA Champions League -
Manchester City was unable to level in the second half, amid great defending by Chelsea. Pep Guardiola struggled with his new lineup, a lineup that he typically didn’t go with in his past games. Sergio Aguero, who was leaving Manchester City after numerous seasons of success, also failed to make an impression.
Lastly, Man City captain Kevin de Bruyne also suffered acute nose bone fracture and orbital fracture in the second half, which caused him to substituted. As a result, he has also become questionable for the Belgium squad at the Euros.
Chelsea win UEFA Champions League - Tuchel's Statement
It was a sweet victory for Thomas Tuchel, who took over as manager from Frank Lampard in January. Tuchel was also the coach for the Paris Saint-Germain team which lost last year to Bayern Munich in the final. Chelsea also beat the 13-time European champions Real Madrid en route to this final.
“To share it with everybody is incredible,” said the German manager. “What a fight, we made it 1-0 but I don’t know what to feel actually.I was so grateful to arrive anyway, to arrive the second time, but it felt different. We somehow, we could feel it and I’m happy. Today, they were deserving to win this. We wanted to be the stone in the shoe, the stone in the clockwork of Man City. We encouraged everyone to step out, go for duels one-on-one.”
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