The breaking news now is that Chelsea FC has defeated Manchester City to win the 2021 UEFA Champions League.
Chelsea 1 Manchester City 0.
The winning goal was scored by K. Havertz at 42 minutes.
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.