Chelsea is the new winner of the Champions League after winning 1-0 in the final against Manchester City at Do Dragao in Porto in front of 14,110 spectators. The winning goal in the match was the work of Kai Haverts. Thus, Chelsea won the Champions League trophy for the second time in its history. Kai Haverz with his first goal in the Champions League ensured the triumph of the Londoners.
Thomas Tuchel took a sweet rematch for what happened to him a year ago in the Champions League final, and only five months ago he was fired by Paris Saint-Germain. The German specialist has now led Chelsea to the ultimate success of the tournament.
Chelsea organized a very dangerous attack in the 14th minute. Timo Werner got a good chance in the penalty area of Manchester City, but his shot did not hinder Ederson, who saved. A minute later Werner entered the penalty area of Manchester City and shot, but there was a ricochet and the ball went into the corner.
Manchester City created tension in the penalty area of Chelsea in the 27th minute. Kevin de Bruyne passed to Phil Foden, who got a very good opportunity, but his shot was blocked at the last moment by Antonio Rüdiger, and then the ball was caught by Edouard Mendy.
Thiago Silva was injured and was forced to be replaced in the 39th minute, and was replaced by Andreas Christensen.
Chelsea took the lead in the 42nd minute. The Londoners were pressed in their half by the opponent, but managed to take the ball. Mason Mount sent a perfect pass to Kai Haverz, who jumped alone against Ederson, overcame it, and then threw the ball into the empty net.
Kevin De Bruyne got into a duel with Antonio Rüdiger in the 57th minute and the two hit their heads, which led to the replacement of the Belgian footballer. De Bruyne failed to continue his participation in the match and was replaced by Gabriel Jesus two minutes later.
Phil Foden made a very strong shot from distance in the 60th minute, and the ball met the hand of Reese James, but before that bounced at his feet. The situation was examined with the VAR and it was considered that there was no reason to play a penalty for the "citizens".
Riyad Marez made a good breakthrough in the 68th minute, then centered sharply in the penalty area of Chelsea, where Cesar Aspilicueta intervened decisively and cleared the ball before he could play with Phil Foden.
Chelsea made a very serious mistake in the 73rd minute, when Kai Haverz sent a perfect pass to Christian Pulisic, who was alone against Ederson, but at the last moment he was pressed by Ruben Dias, after which the American shot, but in the out.
A minute later, Rahim Stirling received a pass in the penalty area of Chelsea, then tried to combine with Riyadh Mares, but Ben Chillwell overtook him and cleared the ball.
Sergio Aguero could have taken advantage in the 85th minute of an inaccuracy of Reese James in the penalty area of Chelsea, but the Argentine striker tried to search for Phil Foden by air, and Edouard Mandy intervened and caught the ball.
Andreas Christensen intervened decisively in the 89th minute when he managed to block Phil Foden's shot.
In the sixth minute of added time, Riyad Marez shot from the edge of Chelsea's penalty area, but sent the ball inches above the crossbar.
Chelsea became the first English team with two trophies from the three European club tournaments.
Josep Guardiola lost a Champions League final for the second time in his coaching career.
Manchester City - Chelsea 0: 1
0: 1 Kai Haverz 42 '
Manchester City : 31. Ederson - 3. Kyle Walker, 3. Ruben Diaz, 5. John Stones, 11. Alexander Zinchenko - 20. Bernardo Silva (64 '- 25. Fernandinho), 8. Ilkay Gundogan, 17. Kevin de Bruyne (k) (60 '- 9. Gabriel Jesus) - 26. Riyadh Marez, 47. Phil Foden, 7. Rahim Stirling (77' - 10. Sergio Aguero)
reserves : 13. Zack Stephen, 33. Scott Carson, 6. Nathan Ake, 14. Aymeric Laporte, 16. Rodri, 21. Ferran Torres, 22. Benjamin Mendy, 27. Joao Cancello, 50. Eric Garcia
manager : Josep Guardiola
Chelsea : 16. Edouard Mendy - 28. Cesar Aspilicueta, 6. Thiago Silva (39 '- 4. Andreas Christensen), 2. Antonio Rüdiger - 24. Rees James, 7. Cante, 5. Giorgino, 21. Ben Chillwell - 19 Mason Mount (80 '- 17. Mateo Kovacic), 29. Kai Haverz, 11. Timo Werner (66' - 10. Christian Pulisic)
reserves: 1. Kepa Arisabalaga, 13. Willy Cabayero, 3. Marcos Alonso, 15. Kurt Zuma, 18. Olivier Giroud, 20. Callum Hudson-Odoy, 22. Hakim Ziesh, 23. Billy Gilmore, 33. Emerson Palmieri
manager: Thomas Tuchel
Referee: Antonio Mateu Laos (Spain)
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