Chelsea beat Manchester City in Champions League final

Chelsea have won their second Champions League after a 1-0 victory against Manchester City in the final on Saturday.

Kai Harvetz superb goal in the first half was enough for the Blues to beat the Premier League champions at the Estadio do Dragao.

City, who were looking to win the competition for the first time, never really showed the imposing dominance that had brought them the 2020-21 Premier League title, with Pep Guardiola’s bold team selection having failed to come off.

The former Barcelona boss had left Fernandinho and Rodri on the bench as he named an attacking line-up but they struggled to take control of midfield in their absence.

They did have a good chance to score before Havertz’s goal but Antonio Rudiger made an excellent block to deny Phil Foden.

Riyad Mahrez flashed a shot just wide in the final seconds but it was not to be for City as Chelsea held firm to claim the trophy.

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