Chelsea wins their second UEFA Champions League trophy

Chelsea Football Club yesterday clinched what is only their second ever UEFA Champions League trophy beating Man City by 1-0 at the Estadio Dragao in Porto, Portugal.

Going into the game, Man City were clear favourites to win the game because of their star-studded side and the boast arguably the best coach in the history of football- Pep Guardiola. En- route to the final, Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea swept as side Athletico Madrid, Porto and Real Madrid while Man City beat Borrusia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund and Paris-Saint Germain to reach the finals.

The match was a cagey affair  with chances few and far between. Veteran Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva then went off with a groin injury towards the end of the first half. Kai Havertz then gave Chelsea the lead on the 42nd minute mark after latching on to a Mason Mount through ball and rounded Ederson Moraes to score the only goal of the match and the all important goal that ultimately proved to be the match winner.

In the second half, Man City huffed and puffed but were unable to trouble Edouard Mendy's goal and their chances of equalizing was further blighted when their talisman, Kevin De Bruyne had to go off injured after colliding with Antonio Rudiger. Chelsea were however able to hold on even through 7 minutes of added time and they were crowned champions and truly deserved. Ngolo Kante was named Man of The Match as he put on a sterling display to help Chelsea secure this prestigious trophy.

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