All-English Affair As Tuchel’s Chelsea To Face Manchester City At The Champions League Final

All-English Affair As Tuchel’s Chelsea To Face Manchester City At The Champions League Final

Premier League side Chelsea will battle it out with Manchester City in the 2021 Champions League final. This is after their 2-0 home game win over Real Madrid in their second leg semi-final game.

Chelsea largely dominated the game, both in possession and attacks.

Starting Strong

Just minutes into the game Chelsea made it clear that they weren’t taking any chances. Antonio Rudiger and Kai Havertz each had an unsuccessful head-on with Thibaut Courtois, with the latter being offside.

In the 28th minute, a chip from Havertz came close to counting as a goal. The ball, instead, hit the top of the post, bouncing off to Timo Werner who converted it into a goal.

Benzema made two attempts to score but Edouard Mendy wouldn’t budge.

Securing The Bag

The second half started off with Chelsea still dominating the game. A header by Havertz would have increased Chelsea’s lead but ended up hitting the top of the post, again.

Christian Pulisic came in the 68th minute replacing Werner, further solidifying Chelsea’s attack. Real’s counters were still no match for Rudiger and Silva who made Mendy’s work a bit easier.

The relentless push finally paid off. Mason Mount scored the second goal in the 85th minute with an assist from Pulisic.

Pulisic and Mount Celebrating the 2nd Goal | Photo: Twitter @ChelseaFC

All-English Affair

Chelsea will now face it off with Manchester City at the cup final on Saturday, 29th, May 2021. The match will be held at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. 

This will be the second time in history that 2 English clubs are meeting at the Champions League final. The first time was in 2008 when Chelsea lost the title to Manchester United.

Thomas Tuchel’s side has really shown resolve making it this far. This is considering their 4-1 defeat to Bayern Munich back in August that nearly knocked them out of the title race. 

Do they stand a chance against City, or is City’s win a done deal?

Let us know in the comments and as always, keep it C.O.K

C.O.K Correspondent

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