October 22, 2021

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Kai Havertz fires Chelsea to Champions League glory against Manchester City

Kai Havertz’s goal fired Chelsea to Champions League glory in the all-English final against Manchester City in Porto.

Havertz and Mason Mount combined to score the only goal as Chelsea secured their second Champions League title and prevented Man City from lifting the trophy for the first time.

Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat in January, lost last season’s Champions League final with PSG but it was a different outcome for the German boss this time around, as his team denied Premier League champions City a sensational treble.

Pep Guardiola had lost just one of his 14 major finals as a manager before tonight, but the Manchester City manager was left disappointed as he failed to win his third Champions League and first since 2011.

On a balmy evening at the Estadio do Dragao stadium, Guardiola opted to leave out both Fernandinho and Rodri and said he wanted his City team to ‘attack’ Chelsea.

Both teams created early openings, with Edouard Mendy and Reece James having to combine to prevent Raheem Sterling a goalscoring opportunity from a superb Ederson pass.

Timo Werner then wasted his first chance of the match, scuffing a cross from Ben Chilwell to the frustration of the 6,000 Chelsea fans in attendance.

Pep Guardiola had lost just one of his 14 major finals as a manager before tonight, but the Manchester City manager was left disappointed as he failed to win his third Champions League and first since 2011.

On a balmy evening at the Estadio do Dragao stadium, Guardiola opted to leave out both Fernandinho and Rodri and said he wanted his City team to ‘attack’ Chelsea.

Both teams created early openings, with Edouard Mendy and Reece James having to combine to prevent Raheem Sterling a goalscoring opportunity from a superb Ederson pass.

Timo Werner then wasted his first chance of the match, scuffing a cross from Ben Chilwell to the frustration of the 6,000 Chelsea fans in attendance.