Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in a tense final to claim their second Champions League title. It was the goal of Kai Haverts that shattered Pep Guardiola’s dream of lifting the title for the third time. Notably, Guardiola had previously won the Champions League twice with Barcelona. Havertz rounded Ederson to score three minutes before half-time at the Estadio do Dragao and the Chelsea players ran to celebrate with the German.
This was Chelsea’s third win over Manchester City in six weeks. City finished fourth in the Premier League table with a 19 point deficit of Champions Chelsea.
“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,” Tuchel told BT Sport.
“The effort was huge. We overcame some difficult moments and had a fantastic attitude to defending.”
This was City’s maiden appearance in the Champions League final. They are now the eighth consecutive team to lose in their first appearance at this stage.
“It is the first time we’re here, we’ll learn, we’ll come back,” Guardiola said.
“The players did everything, they wanted to do well, to win this competition, sometimes you perform well, sometimes not.”
Chelsea also lost their maiden Champions League final, on penalties against Manchester United in Moscow in 2008. They defeated Bayern Munich in a shoot-out in 2012 to claim their first Champions League title.
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