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Chelsea vs Man city - Blues get their Second European crown
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  Chelsea vs Man city - Blues get their Second European crown 



Kai Havertz scored the only goal as Chelsea defeated Manchester City, 1-0, to win their 2nd European championship.


Chelsea succeeded in winning the Champions League for the second time as the goal from Kai Havertz achieved a tense 1-0 victory over Manchester City in Saturday's final in Porto, shattering Pep Guardiola's dream of lifting the crown for the 3rd time, a decade on from his last achievement.

 The London club may have finished 4th in the Premier League, an enormous 19 points behind the winners City, but this, exceptionally, was the third time in six weeks that they defeated Guardiola's team. They shattered City's expectations of a treble when they beat them in the FA Cup semi-finals in April. 


A quick review of the game

On the historical night, Chelsea achieved the most memorial goal through Kai Havertz when he latched on to a Mason Mount pass and slotting the ball past Ederson.

It was a very open start between the two sides, with plenty of back and forth with Timo Werner getting the cleanest look in the first quarter of an hour when he shot right at Ederson.

Time and again Chelsea were looking to play Werner who was running at City's defense all night.

On the other side, Foden looked destined to score only to be denied by last ditch tackle by Rudiger. Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was forced into his first change of the night later in the first half when Brazilian center-back Thiago Silva could not continue due to injury and was replaced by Andreas Christensen.

Moments before half time, Mount's pass split City's defense to find Kai Havertz who rounded the keeper before coolly finishing to give Chelsea the lead. A clash between Kevin De Bruyne and Rudiger finished with the Belgian suffering facial fracture and replaced by Gabriel Jesus.  


 An in-depth dive into the UCL final between Chelsea and Man City

On the hour mark Pulisic came on for Werner, making him the first USMNT player to appear in the Champions league Final. Moments later, he missed a golden opportunity to double the lead for Blues.


For the last 20 minutes Aguero came on but found it difficult to break down Chelsea's defense, who were marshaled by an inspired Kante. In the last minute of injury time a shot from Mahrez narrowly missed the goal. 


Chelsea held on their nerves and held on to their lead to win their second Champions League title.



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