Kai Havertz’s goal enough as Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0; lift UCL title for 2nd time

Chelsea win UCL 2021: Chelsea win the UCL 2020-21 for the second time in their history as they beat Manchester City 1-0 in Porto.
The Blues scripted history as they repeated the heroics of 2012 to win their 2nd UEFA Champions League title.
Kai Havertz scored the only goal in the first half as Chelsea won their 2nd UCL title.

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Manchester City got the match underway and created a high tempo from minute one. Chelsea used the pace of Werner to create difficult for Man City’s defence.
Werner was able to cling on and utilize his pace against Stones. He had a wonderful chance to opened the scoring early on but scuffed his chance.
City were not able to thread the Chelsea defence even though they had more possession. Meanwhile, the Blues were getting stretched on the odd occasions.
ImageRecee James, Jorginho, Kanté were able to nullify the creative team of City. The likes of De Bruyne and Mahrez were being nullified well.
Rüdiger made a crucial intervention and blocked Foden’s shot on goal.
It was end-to end stuff with a good tempo to the game. As the half progressed, the chances for a goal looked more.

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Eventually, Chelsea drew first blood as Kai Havertz broke the deadlock in the 41st minute.
ImageA delicious through ball by Werner released Havertz. Ederson rushed out and committed himself.
The German knocked it past him before sliding into an empty net for 1-0.
Tuchel’s plans were taking effect. Meanwhile, Pep’s side were being over-run in mid-field.
City did not start with a centre forward and lacked the pressing runs which could have put Chelsea’s defence in trouble.
At Half time, Chelsea had the crucial goal and advantage of 1-0.
Chelsea began the second half and were soon penned back into their own half as City made a bright start.
The Blues needed to defend well as City were primed to strike soon with the title on the line.
Pep had to see De Bruyne get subbed off early on after he felt the after-effects of a collision with Rüdiger.
Man City were not as composed on the ball as they usually are and could not cause trouble.

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Tuchel’s men were head strong and completely focused on ensuring City do not get even a single sighter on goal.
Pulisic had the chance to wrap up the game but his chip shot bounced wide of the post as City breathed a sigh of relief.
ImageThe London based club kept defending while putting their bodies on the line as City could not create any sufficient chance.
Christensen, Azpilicueta made significant interventions to blunt out the Man City attack.
ImageIt finished 1-0 as Chelsea win UCL 2021 and made it 2 titles in their club’s history.
A night of drama at Porto as Chelsea were crowned Kings of Europe.
Thomas Tuchel managed to lift the title after last season’s heartbreak against Bayern Munich as PSG boss.
Tuchel finished the season with a 3rd win against Pep Guardiola’s side.


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