Chelsea beat Man City 1-0 to win Champions League

 

Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time with a completely deserved victory over Manchester City in an all-Premier League confrontation in Porto/Portugal.
 
Thomas Tuchel got the upper of his Manchester City counterpart Pep Guardiola for the third time since succeeding sacked Frank Lampard in January to bring European club football’s biggest prize back to Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2012.
 
Kai Havertz, blossoming after a slow start to his Chelsea career, got the winner three minutes before half-time when he collected a defence-splitting pass from Mason Mount to round City goalkeeper Ederson and score.
 
It leaves City still finding out the Champions League, the trophy that has always eluded them, and Guardiola cannot escape scrutiny for his part during this defeat after taking a tactical gamble which backfired.
 
Guardiola surprisingly decided against utilising either Rodri or Fernandinho as a defensive midfielder, leaving City with a muddled game plan that reduced their effectiveness and sometimes presented Chelsea with any problems.
 
 
 
 
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