Chelsea win Champions League
Published: 02:11 PM, 30 May 2021
Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the all-English final on Saturday at Porto's Estadio Dragao in Portugal.
A first-half goal from German youngster Kai Havertz, the most expensive player in Chelsea's history, was enough to earn Thomas Tuchel's side victory.
Premier League champions Manchester City were favourites ahead of the final but suffered a desperately disappointing night in Porto in what was their first Champions League final.
Chelsea - which last won the Champions League in 2012 - may have finished fourth in the Premier League, a huge 19 points behind the 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 then 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.
“It was an incredibly tough fight, what a fight. Today they were determined to win this. We wanted to be the stone in their shoe,” Chelsea Coach Thomas Tuchel told BT Sport.