UEFA Champions League Final: Kai Havertz’ Goal Helps Chelsea Beat Manchester City 1-0 to Win Their 2nd UCL Title
UEFA Champions League: Chelsea vs Manchester City: CHE vs MCI: Kai Havertz’ Goal Helps Chelsea Beat Manchester City 1-0 to Win Their…
UEFA Champions League: Chelsea vs Manchester City: CHE vs MCI: Kai Havertz’ Goal Helps Chelsea Beat Manchester City 1-0 to Win Their 2nd UCL Title
After losing to Leicester City in the FA Cup Finals, Chelsea have bounced back to win the biggest club competition, defeating Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 1-0.
Pep Guardiola made 2 changes to the side that beat Everton in their last game. Gundogan started despite limping out of training and Bernardo Silva also came in.
Thomas Tuchel also made 2 changes to the side that was defeated by Aston Villa. Havertz and Kante are brought in. Mendy is brought in between the poles.
Kai Havertz scored the deciding goal
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz returned some of his huge transfer fees as his first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win for his side over Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.
The German youngster fastened on to Mason Mount’s pass and evaded City keeper Ederson before rolling the ball into an empty net in the 42nd minute.
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Pep Guardiola’s side was never allowed to play their normal flowing game and could not answer as a disciplined Chelsea sealed a second Champions League trophy.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel won the tactical battle against his City counterpart Guardiola again after defeating City in the FA Cup semi-finals.
City labored after the break searching for openings and their cause was not helped when playmaker Kevin De Bruyne went off injured after an ugly crash.
Christian Pulisic makes history
United States midfielder Christian Pulisic made history in the 66th minute, becoming the first American male to play in a UCL final when he was brought in for Werner, and almost made an immediate impact but saw his shot go inches away from the far post.
Chelsea survived seven minutes of stoppage time with Riyad Mahrez going agonizingly close for City before the celebrations from Chelsea’s visiting fans could begin.