Chelsea defeated Manchester City by a goal to nil in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday night. The final was played out at the Estadio Drago stadium in Porto, Portugal. A total of 12,000 fans attended the event.
This is Chelsea second UEFA Champions League and the blues fully deserve it. They’ve successfully overcome all challenges on their way to finally lift the trophy. It’s an incredible end to their season.
The sole goal was scored by none other than German superstar Kai Havertz. Having come into Chelsea as their most expensive signing ever, he had a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Moreover, Kai Havertz had never scored in the champions league before yesterday night.
But what a stage to do so! In front of the millions of eyes of the world and on the grandest stage of club football. Havertz rounded up Ederson before finishing it off after a delicious through ball from Mason Mount.
Throughout the second half Manchester City peppered the Chelsea defence but not once did they lose focus. Additionally credit must be given to the forward players as well who came back and defended with all their heart.
It will be an emotional moment for all the Chelsea youngsters who have grown with this club and are embedded deep within its fabric. It’s an incredible achievement by all of them and they deserve to cherish it.
Thiago Silva vents his anger towards Paris Saint Germain
Thiago Silva’s wait for a UEFA Champions League winner’s medal is finally over. The Brazilian defender who’s for sure one of the finest of his time has got his hands on the coveted trophy at last. What a difference a year makes.
After coming agonizingly close with Thomas Tuchel and Paris Saint Germain last season against Bayern Munich, Silva this time is on the victorious side. And he has taken this moment of glory to speak about his time at Paris Saint Germain.
Thiago Silva says that at Paris Saint Germain he was blamed for everything. He adds that at the French club he was made the ‘scapegoat’ for all the mistakes of the squad. Moreover, he says that he wishes Paris Saint Germain wins the trophy later on.
Thiago Silva picked up an injury at the 40th-minute mark in the final and had to substitute. Andreas Christensen came on in place of him. Silva featured in eight matches in Chelsea’s run to the final.
“Getting out of the game very early was difficult for me. But at this level, we cannot be at 70 percent. But I’m happy because the team stayed calm and defended well. We suffered, but we did it well. In the end, we are rewarded for everything we have done. It’s special for me, especially considering the pressure we had in Paris to win it.”
“Whenever Paris was eliminated, people wanted to find a culprit and it was me all the time. It’s too bad. I hope Paris will win it in the future because I left a lot of friends there. And I will always stay red and blue.”