Red Devil Kevin De Bruyne snatched the trophy with big ears with Manchester City. In the Champions League final, the English champion lost to teammate Chelsea. Captain De Bruyne was forced to leave the field after colliding with German defender Rüdiger.
Manchester City – Chelsea in short
- Key moment: Havertz’s goal is a godsend for Chelsea, who can play his favorite game. Man City did not get the ball between the columns after they deserved 0-1 and that is enough in reality.
- Man of the Match: For the sympathetic N’Golo Kanté, more than enough superlatives have already been thrown out. The slim French Guardiola has shown how important a defensive midfielder is.
- Special: The last eight participants for the first time in the CL Final entered the boat, as did the last seven teams to receive the first goal. The established logic of the European finals.
- Multiplication (duplicate): Manchester City have played two of their 13 games at the Dragon Stadium in Porto this season and have not managed to score a single time. In those other eleven matches, he scored 25 goals and left no effort without his heart.
Havertz interrupts excessive city offensive
City coach Guardiola fought in the final of the soccer tournament for the first time in ten years. The Spaniard could not resist his desire to reconcile his assortment. This time, he put a very offensive team between the lines, without a defensive midfielder. Tochel’s Chelsea, on the other hand, appeared more reserved.
The approach of the German, who lost the final to Bayern Munich last year with Paris Saint-Germain, worked better at first. In the intense first fifteen minutes, Werner could easily have scored two goals, but as usual, he skillfully killed both chances. The attacker set an example to his teammates due to his manpower. Chelsea collectively prevented Man City from controlling the match.
Rarely was Captain De Bruyne able to break free and barely stepped out of the paint. When he once broke up with Foden, Rüdiger appeared out of nowhere with great handling. The injury and replacement of veteran Thiago Silva gave the game momentum to some extent. Both teams seem to give in to 0-0 halfway.
But Mount has a different idea about that. He dropped a dagger into the opponent’s heart and sent Havertz down the street. He kept stumbling for a moment at Ederson, but scored easily in all. A goal came in the cold ice of City.
Sky Blues had to work hard, but only managed to keep appearing for ten minutes. Chelsea defended meticulously and skillfully closed each hole. Hardly any daylight passed through London’s line of defense, let alone a mix.
Shortly before the hour, City took another hit. Rüdiger made himself wide and left de Bruyne blindly criticizing him. Our compatriot lay down for several minutes and had to leave the field with a swollen eye. He was a spectator for a while, but then had to dizzy down to the dressing room. De Bruyne may have had a concussion.
Meanwhile, City is nowhere near a draw. Chelsea passed each cross with precision and came in terribly close to 0-2. Havertz kept the public view at the end of a titanic effort, but the alternative Pulisic narrowly missed the opportunity to make the final decision.
So the nail biting continued overtime. With Aguero now retiring too between the lines, Manchester City have tried to move Heaven and Earth. Chelsea felt tired and had a high PH and could only throw the balls away. The temperature increased again when a place ball from Mahrez hit the bar, but the score 0-1 remained on the board. The blues were allowed to place a second cup with large ears in the cup cabinet, and the city was left empty.
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Tuchel: “a little stone in the shoes of the city”
Thomas Tuchel was, of course, happy after beating Chelsea. “This is unbelievable. I don’t know what I’m feeling. I was so grateful to be able to come back,” the German coach pointed to the final match they lost last year, then with Paris Saint-Germain.
“I felt it would be different this time. The players were determined to win. We wanted to be a part of City’s shoes.” After all, Tochel defeated Guardiola three times in just a few weeks.
Azpilicueta: ‘We write history here’
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta was allowed to claim the trophy. The Spaniard rejoiced: “I am very satisfied, we are writing history here.” “We have an amazing group, everyone works for each other. We deserve it.”
Kai Havertz, the evening’s lone goal maker, didn’t immediately find the right words. “I really don’t know what to say. I had to wait for this moment for fifteen years and now it’s finally time.”
Guardiola: “Learning for the future”
City coach Guardiola tried to hide his disappointment. “It was an exceptional season for us. We feel sad now, but it was an exciting match. In the second half we were great and brave, but we couldn’t finish our chances. They were fast and strong.”
He seemed optimistic, “Maybe someday we will return.” “Our ambition now is to rest and prepare for the upcoming season. This was the first time we entered this stage, and we hope to learn from it in the future.”