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Chelsea Wins 2021 UEFA Champions League After Defeating Man City In Finals
Chelsea fc won the Champions League for a second time. Thomas Tuchel wins the battle of the managers. He’s led Chelsea to the Champions League trophy. The Chelsea players celebrate on the pitch.
Elsewhere Man City are crestfallen. They came so close but they just didn’t have it tonight. The wait for a Champions League trophy goes on.
Chelsea left with the pure joy of lifting club football’s greatest trophy in front of their fans, Manchester City left to think about where it was lost.
That was also the story running through this 66th Champions League final, as the London club claimed their second and Thomas Tuchel his first with this resolute 1-0 win. The wait for City’s first and Pep Guardiola’s third goes on because the manager once again over-thought it on the biggest stage of all. The starting line-up was the start of everything going wrong, right down to Kevin De Bruyne’s sad injury. Before then, though, Guardiola’s needlessly complex system was undone by Tuchel’s more direct approach and one simple – but sensational – Mason Mount ball. There is almost an element of Greek tragedy to it for Guardiola by now, as one of Chelsea’s marquee German signings won the game.
So many overwrought instructions seemed all the more needless as the brilliant Kai Havertz just slid the ball into an open goal.
It had come through exactly the area that City would usually have had a defensive midfielder patrolling. Pep Guardiola had remarkably gone without one, in what looked a needlessly convoluted approach.
You would call it baffling except this is now as much a part of Guardiola’s Champions League lore as the 2011 performance with Barcelona.
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