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Chelsea beat Manchester City to win the UEFA Champions League

Chelsea beat Manchester City by a lone goal to win the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.

The all-English final which was played in Porto turned out to be a tight game and a tactical affair separated by a 42nd minute goal by Kai Havertz.

Manchester City were considered favourites coming into this with Pep Guardiola’s men having already won the Premier League and the Carabao cup.

However, Thomas Tuchel won the tactical battle as the outwitted Pep Guardiola and beat Manchester City for the 3rd time in two months.

Guardiola’s decision to not start with a recognised defensive midfielder and a striker backfired as Chelsea broke through the lines with ease and created decent chances in the first half.

The decisive moment came in the 42nd minute as Kai Havertz got on the end of a line-breaking pass from Mason Mount and took the ball past Ederson before slotting into an empty net.

Chelsea defended resolutely in the second half and stopped Manchester City from creating any clear chances.

The win secured their second ever Champions League trophy, the first since 2012 and it was followed by wild celebrations all around.

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