Chelsea won the Champions League title for the second as they beat Manchester City 1–0 in the final match on Saturday. The Blues won their first Champions League title nine years ago. Chelsea became Champions of Europe for the second time. Manchester City suffered disappointment in the world’s most prominent club competition. Pep Guardiola is a world-renowned manager, but his over-focus on strategy again hurt the team.
Kai Havertz scored for Chelsea in the 42nd minute and defender N’Golo Kante became the man of the match for a brilliant performance in this match. Kai scored his first goal in the Champions League after joining the English League from Bundesliga.
City suffered another major setback early in the second half when a heartbroken and disturbed Kevin De Bruyne was taken off with a black eye after colliding with Rudiger, who received a yellow card.
For most of the match, Manchester City’s team kept the pressure on Chelsea. City had the ball for most of the time and its players made 608 passes, while Chelsea played well despite having fewer balls to pass, their players made 403 passes.
Prior to this, Chelsea had won the title of Champions League in 2012. City were considered to be strong contenders for victory in the final but were beaten by Chelsea. At the same time, Manchester City recently named the Premier League championship.
With this, Chelsea has become England’s third team to have won the Champions League title twice. Liverpool and Manchester United have held the title twice before. The match was played on Saturday late at night in the presence of around 14110 spectators. This is Chelsea’s third win against Manchester City in the last six weeks.
Watch match highlights here.
Manchester City 0 – 1 Chelsea
Goals: 0 – 1 Havertz 42
Bookings: Gundogan, Jesus; Rudiger
Manchester City: Ederson, Zinchenko, Dias, Stones, Walker, Foden, Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Mahrez
Substitutions: Jesus, Fernandinho, Aguero
Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Havertz, Mount, Werner
Substitutions: Kovacic, Christensen, Pulisic