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UEFA Champions League Final Highlights: Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0

UEFA Champions League Final, Manchester City vs Chelsea Highlights: Chelsea beat Man City 1-0 in the final

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: May 30, 2021 2:49:13 am
UEFA Champions League Final 2021 Live: It is the second all-English final in three years. (File)

UEFA Champions League Final 2021, Manchester City vs Chelsea Highlights: Chelsea’s Kai Havertz repaid some of his huge transfer fee as his first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win for his side over Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday. The German youngster, Chelsea’s record signing, latched on to Mason Mount’s pass and evaded City keeper Ederson before rolling the ball into an empty net in the 42nd minute.

Premier League champions City were favourites ahead of the final but suffered a desperately disappointing night in Porto in what was their first Champions League final.Pep Guardiola’s side were never allowed to play their normal fluent game and could not respond as a disciplined Chelsea sealed a second Champions League triumph.

Manchester City:

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling, Foden


Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Werner

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UEFA Champions League Final, Manchester City vs Chelsea Highlights:

02:37 (IST)30 May 2021

Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 in Champions League final Chelsea are the champions of Europe! Chelsea have won the UEFA Champions League for a second time! The wait goes on for Man City’s first European Cup. Guardiola yet to win since Barcelona. A first half goal from Kai Havertz was enough to get the better of Manchester City in a pulsating final at the Estádio do Dragão.

02:26 (IST)30 May 2021
7 minutes extra time

That's seven minutes of extra time and City are giving it their all for that one last shot. They switch it out to Walker on the right and he swings another good cross into the box but Christensen is there to head it clear.

02:24 (IST)30 May 2021

An excellent cross into the box by Dias on the left but no one to meet it. Chiwell sides in at the far post but it still reaches Mahrez. He pulls it back for Foden in the middle, but the Chelsea defenders crowd around him and trap him. 

02:20 (IST)30 May 2021
Yellow card

poJesus looks frustrated and he catches Havertz with a late challenge which earns him a yellow card after Foden throws himself forward to reach the ball but cat't get a touch at the far end. 

02:07 (IST)30 May 2021

Rahmeen Sterling makes way for Sergio Aguero, who is playing his final match for City today. Meanwhile, Mason Mount is replaced by Mateo Kovacic for Chelsea. City are dominating possession even now but the struggle continues for Guadiola's men.

02:05 (IST)30 May 2021

That was super close. Pulisic had the chance to seal the game for Chelsea on the counter with Havertz running away  from the City defenders. He sends it through to Pulisic, who manages to hold of Dias but it bounces wide of the far post.

02:02 (IST)30 May 2021
Player down

Azpilicueta has gone down holding his knee after he collided with Jesus when he tried to win the ball back. Getting treatment from the medical team, which gets him quickly on his feet.

01:57 (IST)30 May 2021

Bernardo Silva is replaced by Fernandinho for Manchester City while Time Werner of Chelsea makes way Christian Pulisic.

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01:54 (IST)30 May 2021
VAR check

Angry voices from City players and fans for a penalty, that it hit James' hand in the box.  Referee has a good view of it and says it hits the chest. VAR is in agreement with the referee. So no penalty to City.

01:51 (IST)30 May 2021

De Bruyne leaves to a thunderous applause and tears in his eyes. He laid on the ground receiving treatment. He has got a black eye and looks like he has pain in his neck. He is replaced by Gabriel Jesus.

01:48 (IST)30 May 2021
Yellow card

Antonio Rudiger gets penalised after a collision with De Bruyne kept both of them down. The referee helps Rudiger back to his feet before showing the defender a yellow card for blocking off De  Bruyne's run.

01:42 (IST)30 May 2021
Kante clears

It has been a solid start  from City in the second  half, keeping the Blues back in their own half. City get a free-kick on the left, De Bruyne swings the cross into the box but can't beat Kante, who clears the danger. 

01:37 (IST)30 May 2021
Second half

Chelsea get us back underway for the second half in the Champions League final where it's Man City 0-1 Chelsea.

01:22 (IST)30 May 2021

Chelsea lead Manchester City 1-0 at half-time. Kai Havertz is the first player to score his first UEFA Champions League goal in a final since İlkay Gündoğan in 2013. Meanwhile, Mason Mount is the first English player to provide an assist in a UCL final since Wes Brown in 2008. 

01:18 (IST)30 May 2021
GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Man City

GOAL! Kai Havertz scores in the empty net to give Chelsea 1-0 lead in the first half. City defenders are all over the place and Chelsea make the most of it. Havertz manages to get between them to reach Mount's thoroughball. Havertz knocks it past Ederson who rushed out, giving him the chance to slide the ball into the empty net. 

01:12 (IST)30 May 2021

Thiago Silva limps off with a groin injury. That's a big blow for Chelsea. Andreass Christensen replaces Silva.

01:11 (IST)30 May 2021
Counter attack

Pace of the final picks up. First, Kante intercepts the pass into De Bruyne and he turns to set off the counter. Zinchenko steps in to nick it and there we see a counter attack. Some wonderful football here.

01:09 (IST)30 May 2021
Silva goes down

Thiago Silva has gone down and it looks like he's got groin injury. He is received treatment on it as Zouma  warmed up on the sidelines. Looks like he is going to continue playing for now.

01:07 (IST)30 May 2021
Yellow card

Gundogan catches Thiago Silva with a late challenge and he's shown the first yellow card of the game. 

01:06 (IST)30 May 2021
City closing in

Walker drives it in from the byline but Mahrez can't reach it on the stretch and the danger is cleared. Chelsea are struggling to keep hold of the ball at the moment and City is starting to close in on them.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling, Foden. Subs: Steffen, Carson, Ake, Jesus, Aguero, Laporte, Rodrigo, Torres, Mendy, Fernandinho, Cancelo, Garcia.

Chelsea: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Werner. Subs: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, Christensen, Pulisic, Caballero, Zouma, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Gilmour, Emerson Palmieri.

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First published on: 29-05-2021 at 11:10:15 pm