Chelsea goalkeeper, Mendy make history in Champions League
Edouard Mendy, the Chelsea goalkeeper, has set a Champions League record having been picked as part of the final game against Manchester City.
At the moment, the Senegalese is the first African goalkeeper to play in a UEFA Champions League final.
Mendy is also the first since Bruce Grobbelaar in 1985 including the old European Cup.
Grobbelaar, a former Zimbabwe international, was also in goal for Liverpool a year earlier when the Reds defeated AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico, Rome to win the European Cup final in 1984.
In 1985, Grobbelaar and Liverpool lost the European Cup final 1-0 against Juventus at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.
Mendy was signed from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes in a £22m ($31m) deal as the six-time English top-flight kings sought to find greater stability between the sticks, as costly errors had crept into Kepa Arrizabalaga’s game.
Recall that 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.