Chelsea finally lift Champions League trophy, defeat Manchester City
The much talked about 2021 UEFA Champions League final have been held, with Chelsea pulling off the upset, beating Manchester City 1-0 in a tense and entertaining all-English matchup. It’s the club’s second Champions League trophy and first since 2012.
The difference was made by Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, who picked a fine time to score his first-career Champions League goal, running onto an inch-perfect pass into space from Mason Mount, rounding the ‘keeper and depositing into the back of the net three minutes before halftime.
In fact, it was the only goal Chelsea needed, frustrating Manchester City with strong defensive play in the second half and this is the typical of the approach under coach Thomas Tuchel.
As a matter of fact,they held the defending English Premier League champions to just one shot on goal the entire match.
The history making American Christian Pulisic who became the first U.S. national team player to feature in a Champions League final when he entered in the 66th minute for Timo Werner, narrowly missed a golden opportunity, hitting wide of the target, Just minutes after coming in.
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