Chelsea’s record signing, Kai Havertz’s first half strike was enough to secure Chelsea their second Champions League title in Porto over Manchester City on Saturday night’s final (May 29, 2021).
Thomas Tuchel’s men beat Manchester City with a single goal from Kai Haverts in Saturday’s final at the Estadio do Dragao, shattering Pep Guardiola’s dream of lifting the trophy for the third time.
Havertz latched on to Mason Mount’s through pass and evaded City keeper Ederson before rolling the ball into an empty net in the 42nd minute.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City who finished top of the Premier League table were favourites ahead of the final but suffered a desperately disappointing night in Porto.
Chelsea on the other hand finished fourth in the Premier League with a huge 19 points behind champions City, but this, remarkably, was their third win over Guardiola’s side in six weeks.
They ended City’s hopes of a domestic treble when they triumphed in the FA Cup semi-finals in April and delayed their title celebrations with victory in Manchester.
Now, in a final watched by a limited crowd of just over 14,000 fans who created a raucous atmosphere, they have denied City the first Champions League crown they and Guardiola so crave.
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