It will be an all English Champions League final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on May 29th. Chelsea will take on fellow Premier League side Man City in this year’s final. The Blues beat Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate winning 2-0 in the second leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Manchester City advanced after comfortably dispatching Paris Saint Germain 4-1.
Mount and Werner fires Chelsea into Champions League final
It was another brilliant display by the West Londoners who constantly made a mess of the Los Blancos defense. Only poor finishing and brilliant goalkeeping from Thibaut Courtois kept the score line respectable.
Werner was a torn in the flesh of the visitors, beating their aging lineup for pace and causing all sorts of problems. He deservedly gave Chelsea the lead just before the half hour mark, nodding into an empty net after Kai Havertz hit the woodwork with a thumping header.
The Blues would miss a couple of chances to put the game beyond reach for Real, and Mendy had to make some crucial saves to thwart the visitors. With time ticking and Madrid piling pressure, Thomas Tuchel introduced Christian Pulisic for Werner and that change soon reaped rewards. The American continued where Werner stopped, and was instrumental to the second goal. He found Mount with a delightful cross and the 22 year old made no mistakes, becoming the youngest Englishman (since Wayne Rooney) to score in a Champions League semi final game.
Kante too good for Real
N’golo Kante cannot do any wrong now, can he? The Frenchman was at the heart of everything that Chelsea did right in this match. Hardworking as ever, breaking opposition attacks, winning tackles and what have you. It was him who began the move for both Chelsea goals. Picking out Havertz with a cross for the first and releasing Pulisic on the wings for the second. Great display from the Chelsea powerhouse.
Best of Kai Havertz
Havertz has not had the easiest start to life in England but he seems to be coming to his best. He was unreal against Real Madrid, getting away from Sergio Ramos like he wasn’t there. Havertz easily could have had a goal or two but for the post and Courtois. Excellent game from the German and probably his best in a Chelsea shirt so far.
— Kai Havertz (@kaihavertz29) May 5, 2021