Chelsea beat Real Madrid to confirm all English final against Man City
Goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount sealed the 2-0 win for the Premier League club
Thomas Tuchel has made history as he became the first manager to reach the two consecutive Champions League finals with two different clubs, having previously led PSG to the final last season where they eventually lost to Bayern Munich.
Chelsea also set up an all-English Champions League final with Manchester City and also made history in the competition to reach the final in both men’s and women’s events during the same season.
The 47-year-old German head coach could deliver Chelsea their second Champions League title after joining the club only in January this year, while Manchester City will play their first-ever final in the competition. Tuchel’s team came victorious last time when these two sides met in the FA Cup semi-final last month courtesy of Hakim Ziyech’s goal.
Timo Werner opened the scoring for the home team in the 28th minute when Kai Havertz lobbed shot hit the crossbar to fell into the path of his compatriot who jumped high to head the ball back into the net to make 2-1 for Chelsea on the aggregate.
Thibaut Courtois kept Real Madrid in the game after making some brilliant saves in the second half, while Edouard Mendy did the same for Chelsea.
Mason Mount, who was in the club’s youth setup when his boyhood team won their first Champions League in 2012 sealed the victory over the La Liga team when he received the ball from Christian Pulisic to lift his shot over Thibaut Courtois to make it 3-1 for the home team on aggregate.
Real Madrid who won three successive Champions League finals under Zinedine Zidane between 2016 to 2018 will now shift their focus on La Liga and are currently two points behind leader Atletico Madrid with four games to go. Meanwhile, Chelsea travel to Etihad Stadium to face league leaders and fellow finalist Manchester City in a possible rehearsal match for the final in Istanbul.
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy; Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rüdiger, Jorginho, César Azpilicueta (James);
Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kanté, Mason Mount (Hakim Ziyech), Kai Havertz (Olivier Giroud), Timo Werner (Christian Pulisic)
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Éder Militão, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Vinícius (Marco Asensio), Toni Kroos,
Casemiro (Rodrygo), Ferland Mendy (Valverde), Luka Modrić, Eden Hazard (Mariano), Karim Benzema.