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Chelsea Triumph at Champions League Final

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Chelsea players celebrate after the final whistle of the final. Credit: Twitter/Chelsea F.C.

Chelsea won the Champions League for 2020/21 beating favorites Manchester City 1-0 at the final that was held at Porto’s Estádio do Dragão on Saturday.

The London club scored with Kai Harvetz in the 42′ and had the better chances to extend their lead in the second half.

City, chasing their first European trophy since the Cup Winners’ Cup crown in 1971, stepped up the pressure after the break. However, their hopes were hit massively when they lost Kevin De Bruyne shortly before the hour mark after the Belgian was checked by Antonio Rüdiger.

Victory for Chelsea completes an astonishing turnaround at the club under Thomas Tuchel, four months after the German took over following Frank Lampard’s sacking.

Chelsea win second Champions League

Founded in 1905, Chelsea are among England’s most successful clubs, having won over thirty competitive honors, including six league titles and six European trophies.

Chelsea won their first major honor, the League championship, in 1955. The club won the FA Cup for the first time in 1970 and their first European honor, the Cup Winners’ Cup, in 1971.

After a period of decline in the late 1970s and 1980s, the club enjoyed a revival in the 1990s and had more success in cup competitions.

The past two decades have been the most successful in Chelsea’s history: they won five Premier League titles and both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League during this period.

Chelsea are one of five clubs to have won all three of UEFA’s main club competitions, the first English club to achieve the UEFA treble, and the only London club to have won the Champions League.

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