A first-half goal from signing Kai Havertz in the summer. The most expensive player in Chelsea’s history was enough to snatch Thomas Tuchel’s side victory in front of thousands of fans at Porto’s Estadio Dragao in Portugal.
meanwhile Manchester City’s wait for European glory continues. After being in the finals for the first time in this season’s competition
Chelsea, who last won the Champions League in 2012, deserved the win thanks to Tuchel’s perfect game planning.
former boss of paris Saint-Germain which lost to Bayern Munich last season A cartoon character throughout the story, 16,500 fans attend and encourage his team to win famous victories.
Both teams had chances all the time but it was Havertz who kept his composure. Catching a brilliant pass from Mason Mount, got through to the goalkeeper and passed the ball open the net just before half-time.
The city continues to wait
Both sides lost a key player in the final, Chelsea defender Thiago Silva injured in the first half. And City captain Kevin De Bruyne had to be removed in the second half following a collision with Antonio Rudiger.
But before losing the amulet City still look inferior and can’t cope with the constant pressure from Chelsea.
Despite being the champion in the country But the Champions League has always been a thorn in Manchester City’s side in recent years.
Manager Pep Guardiola is considered one of the greatest managers of all time. Haven’t won any trophies since leaving Barcelona in 2012.
Three seasons passed and Bayern visited. Munich without a European reputation And he failed to qualify for the quarter-finals during his first four years at City.
He is sometimes accused of overthinking tactics at the time of the Champions League crisis. which often damages his own team And he appears to suffer the same fate this Saturday.
He chooses the lineup for the offensive game. But his side was unable to control normal operations.
Indeed, Chelsea could have scored more, with striker Timo Werner missing two glorious opportunities early in the game and Christian Pulisic scoring wide in the second half.
even miss the opportunity But Pulisic made history. when he was sub-titled to Werner in the second half He became the first American man to play in the Champions League final. and became the first American to win the Champions League.
Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy also made history. By becoming the first African goalkeeper to play in the Champions League final.
Mendy’s clean sheet is the ninth of 12 games in the Champions League this season. The most ever in a single campaign