- Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 to clinch this year’s Champions League
- Kai Havertz’s solitary goal in the first half gave the Blues the win over City in Portugal
Kai Havertz’s strike in first half helped Chelsea to get crowned as this year’s Champions League winners.
Thomas Tuchel’s side put in a spirited performance to clinch this year’s Champions League over Manchester City.
City enjoyed long spells with the ball as Chelsea laid back and hit on the counter through Timo Werner and Kai Havertz upfront.
Pep Guardiola named a fairly attacking side that boasted of Kevin Debruyne, Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez with holding midfielder Fernandinho conspicuously missing from the starting eleven.
The Brazilian’s absence could already be seen as Chelsea dominated the midfield, Ng’olo Kante and Jorginho leading Chelsea’s midfield.
Mason Mount played an exquisite pass through the middle to find Havertz who beat Ederson and open the scoring late in first half.
City began the second-half brightly but could not get to test Chelsea’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy who was well covered by the line of defence.
De Bruyne would then get substituted after a collision with Antonio Rudiger leaving City without the creative brilliance of the Belgian.
Chelsea held on, as City continued to press for an equalizer, to clinch their second Champions League trophy.