UEFA Champions League

Chelsea beat Man City to win Champions League

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz repaid some of his huge transfer fee as his first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win for his side over Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.

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Kai Havertz (C) of Chelsea on his way to score the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC in Porto, Portugal, 29 May 2021. EPA-EFE/Carl Recine / POOL

The German youngster, Chelsea’s record signing, latched on to Mason Mount’s pass and evaded City keeper Ederson before rolling the ball into an empty net in the 42nd minute.

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Chelsea players celebrate after winning the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC in Porto, Portugal, 29 May 2021. EPA-EFE/Manu Fernandez / POOL

Premier League champions City were favourites ahead of the final but suffered a desperately disappointing night in Porto in what was their first Champions League final.

Pep Guardiola’s side were never allowed to play their normal fluent game and could not respond as a disciplined Chelsea sealed a second Champions League triumph.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel won the tactical battle against his City counterpart Guardiola and his side could have won by more had Timo Werner converted two gilt-edged chances.

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reacts after the UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea FC in Porto, Portugal, 29 May 2021. EPA-EFE/Pierre-Philippe Marcou / POOL

City laboured after the break searching for openings and their cause was not helped when playmaker Kevin de Bruyne went off injured after a clash of heads.

Chelsea survived seven minutes of stoppage time with Riyad Mahrez going agonisingly close for City before the celebrations from Chelsea’s travelling fans could begin.

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