UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Manchester City 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea – Kai Havertz 42’
Estádio do Dragão.
The all-English final ended in a Chelsea win.
Kai Havertz scored his first-ever goal in the Champions League, and it was all Chelsea needed to win their second Champions League title while denying Manchester United from winning their first.
Harvertz’s goal came towards the end of the opening half.
Chelsea becomes the 13th team to win multiple Champions League titles.
There has been a Champions League final debutant in each of the last three finals. They’ve all lost.
Manchester City falling short in the final means that the last 8 teams to make their final debut have ended up on the wrong end of the score.
Valencia was beaten by Real Madrid in an all-Spanish final in 2000
Bayer Leverkusen was also beaten by Real Madrid in the 2002 final.
Monaco was beaten by Porto in 2004.
Barcelona came from behind to beat Arsenal in 2006.
Manchester United won on penalties against Chelsea in 2008.
Liverpool got the better of Tottenham in the 2019 final.
Bayern Munich completed a treble season after beating Paris St. Germain in 2020.
And Chelsea wins their second title after a narrow win against Manchester City in 2021.
2002 : Bayer Leverkusen
2020: Paris St. Germain
2021: Man City
— Champions of Europe 🏆 (@ChelseaFC) May 29, 2021
The first chance of the game went to Manchester City but Chelsea had more clear goal-scoring chances after that to kill the game off in the first half. Raheem Sterling was not clinical in front of goal for Manchester City, while Timo Werner couldn’t take advantage of the chances he had before the goal arrived through Kai Harvetz.
Mason Mount’s through pass placed Kai Harvetz in a ‘1v1’ situation with Ederson.
Ederson rushed out of the penalty box to close in on Harvetz, but he missed the ball and gave Harvertz an empty net to roll in the ball for the only goal of the game.
The UEFA SUPER CUP
CHELSEA VS VILLARREAL
Scheduled for August 26, 2021.