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Chelsea beat Man City 1-0 to win 2021 UEFA Champions League

Chelsea defeated English rival Manchester City 1-0 to win the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League trophy after a much heated final contest in Porto, Portugal on Saturday to secure the club’s second trophy since winning the European competition for the first time in 2012.

Kai Havertz strike in the 42nd minute was the only difference as Tuchel led the blues to the European city, the second since Di Matteo’s victory over Bayern Munich in 2012.

Havertz ran onto a magnificent pass from Mason Mount to grab the winner for Chelsea on 42 minutes with his first European goal for the club after a difficult first season.

Chelsea midfielder Kai Havertz celebrates after opening the scoring in the Champions League final. (Jose Coelho/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

In a final covered up by injury on both sides saw Premier League champions City lose their most coveted player on the pitch Kevin De Bruyne while Chelsea lost experienced center back Thiago Silva through groin injury.

The defeat dented Pep Guardiola’s most coveted chance to win the UCL with Manchester City after 5 years stint at the Etihad.

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Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea saw off Real Madrid in the semi-finals, while Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions City knocked out PSG to set up a showpiece final against their English rivals.

Chelsea’s players celebrate after the final whistle. (Manu Fernandez/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester City, which secured the Premier League crown two weeks ago, was favored to win the competition for the first time in club history, despite losing to Chelsea twice in the past two months. Coach Thomas Tuchel had revitalized Chelsea since he joined the club in January, leading it to a top-four Premier League finish.



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