Chelsea have been topped European champions for second time as Kai Havertz’s first-half strike sealed a 1-0 victory over a lacklustre Manchester Metropolis in Porto.
Thomas Tuchel’s facet, who misplaced Thiago Silva to damage within the thirty ninth minute, have been despatched on their approach simply earlier than half time as Mason Mount’s excellent go picked out the run of Kai Havertz (42), who rounded Ederson and calmly completed into an empty web.
Man Metropolis, who picked a particularly attacking line-up, have been removed from their fluent greatest and their process was made much more troublesome when Kevin De Bruyne was compelled off due to a head damage within the sixtieth minute.
After substitute Chritsian Pulisic missed a guilt-edged probability to wrap up victory, Metropolis turned to Sergio Aguero for one ultimate time, however an equaliser proved elusive as Chelsea held on to finish their season on a excessive.
The victory banished recollections of their FA Cup ultimate disappointment earlier this month and seals their first piece of silverware beneath Tuchel, who changed Frank Lampard again in January.
In the meantime, Champions League success proved elusive as soon as once more for Man Metropolis and Pep Guardiola. Regardless of their Premier League and Carabao Cup successes, their wait to win Europe’s largest membership competitors goes on.
🏆 Champions of Europe for the second time
🔥 Gained final 3 matches v Man Metropolis, all beneath Thomas Tuchel
📊 Overwhelmed Pep Guardiola extra occasions in his managerial profession than every other workforce (8)#UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/KUA1cLWBfO
— Sky Sports activities Statto (@SkySportsStatto) Could 29, 2021
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