For a second season, Chelsea earned the Champions league from Manchester City by defeating 1-0, courtesy to the first half goal by Kai Havertzs, while the overanalyzing by Pep Guardiola also proven deadly in the English finals. Stay tuned with us to know more about the match.
What Was The Scenario In The Final Match?
After Kai Havertz scored a first-half goal in all-English finals held in the Estadio Do Dragao, Chelsea played their best Champions League trophy and deprived Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City of its debut. Before a 16,500-strong audience, the German kid held his cool as he sprinted through and avoided goalkeeper Ederson before sliding the ball into an easy goal in the 42nd minute to settle a tense match.
City, the Premier League champions, as contender heading into the final, but they had a disastrous night during their first Champions League important match. Guardiola could not produce the desired European trophy he previously earned with Barcelona in 2011.
The winning for Chelsea’s German coach Thomas Tuchel arrives only four months after he replaced Frank Lampard at the west London club following his Paris St Germain side was defeated in the last season’s final against Bayern Munich.
What Were The Reasons Behind Manchester City’s loss?
Guardiola’s lineup decision was unexpected, with Raheem Sterling put in on the left flank, neither normal core midfielder, Fernandinho or Rodri, selected, and Ilkay Gundogan retained to cover the backline. Chelsea created excellent openings, three among which went to German Timo Werner, who struggled to exploit — miskicking one, hitting gently at Ederson, and afterward hit the edge.
Gundogan’s obviously tough mission became much tougher while he was convicted in the 34th minute for a foul on Mason Mount. City eventually regained control, but its typical calmness was missing, and it wasn’t until late in extra time that they came near, with a desperate attempt from Riyad Mahrez clipping the crossbar. The final whistle sparked riotous rejoicing among Chelsea fans who had traveled in for the match, whereas City fans dejectedly boarded planes back to Manchester.
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