Kai Havertz’s only goal of the match for Chelsea wins them the UEFA Champions league.
Chelsea has won the Champions League title for the second time in history by beating Man City in the final. The team led by Thomas Tuchel faced the EPL winners Manchester City led by Pep Guardiola.
It was the first-ever UCL final appearance for City. But bad luck for them.
The match started with equal dominance. Both teams attacked whenever they had a chance. Never mind the 2 big chances missed by Timo Werner. The major turn came in the match in 42 minutes when Mason Mount did a massive through-ball to German player, Kai Havertz. And he made sure that the ball touched the net.
In fact, it is the first-ever goal of Kai Havertz in the Champions League and that wins the team a title. Not bad !!
Thomas Tuchel absolutely deserves credit. After a heartbreak loss in the Champions League Final 2019/20 with PSG to Bayern, he made a comeback with Chelsea by winning them the UCL title after 8 years.
At the same time, Aguero is going to leave Man City after 10 years in tears. Today, he played for the last time for Man City. Though they won the league title just a few days back. Pep Guardiola and the team had made history by playing the first-ever Champions League final.
Major events of the match.
Thiago Silva injured -30 min
Goal by Kai Havertz – 42 min
Kevin DeBruyne out – 60 min
Chelsea vs Man City: Head to Head
Tonight’s match marks the 169th meeting between 2 teams. Man City has won 59 matches while Chelsea leads by winning for 71st time. And they have drawn 39 times. The most recent match before the final was on 8 May 2021 in which Chelsea beat City by 2-1.
Chelsea deserved the title and they won it. They displayed their potential when they faced Real Madrid in the semi-final.
Congrats Chelsea !!!
Here are some facts about the match you may find interesting.
- Thomas Tuchel was sacked by PSG 156 days ago on Christmas Eve.
- It is the third consecutive time German coach had won the Champions League title Klopp with Liverpool in 2019,“Jupp” Heynckes with Bayern in 2020, and Thomas Tuchel in 2021.
- Christian Pulisic is the first American to play in the Champions League final.
- It is the first ever Champions League final played by Manchester City.