Manchester City conquered England, and Chelsea conquered Europe. Maybe the Citizens have a more attractive style, maybe their matches are more effective, nicer to watch, maybe they have gained more sympathy across the Old Continent, but the Blues are a better team in terms of competition.
Proven this spring in the FA Cup semifinals (1: 0) and the essentially irrelevant Premier League clash (2: 1), confirmed in the last game of the Champions League for the 2020/21 season, in which Thomas Tuchel again was better than Pep Guardiola and returned the Silver Amphora to Stamford bridge - 1: 0.
By all parameters - deserved. The Blues were better, faster, more specific and, which is often crucial for games worth trophies, hungrier for victory. They achieved it with a quality game from the transition in the first and a perfect defensive setup in the second half, although the man who replaced Frank Lampard is the most deserving of all, and he prepared his team really perfectly The chances created by Chelsea in the first 15 minutes were not used by Timo Werner, however, his compatriot Kai Havertz scored a goal.
Shortly before going on half time, he ran into the space on the perfect pass of Mason Mount, with a little luck he scored for the big celebration of the fans from London at the "Dragao" stadium in Porto.
It was the highlight of the match, which by all parameters justified the epithet of the final in terms of pace, intensity, duels, and uncertainty, with the impression that Roman Ambramovich's child were better for at least one goal - if not more, especially because of chance by Christian Pulisic.
that is why the Champions League trophy will end at Stamford Bridge again after nine years. Blues also deserved praise đfrom football fans because of the calmness of Edouard Mendy(he didn't have much intervention, although he caught all the balls), the gladiatorial starts of Antonio Rudiger, the ability to repeat Cesar Azpilicueta and Ben Chillwell, the spectacular Reeece James Ngolo Kante, the tired Jorginho, the genius Mason Mount, the creative Kai Havertz, and then the amazing Andreas Christensen, the worker Mateo Kovačić ...
Praise to the injured Thiago Silva in general-style commands until he left the field due to pain in the receiver, to the malicious Timo Werner, although he missed, because as Marco van Basten explained while the final was going on, his movements are spectacular.
Let it be so. Manchester City? Unrecognizable. As it is not the team that scares the rival, gives three or four goals per game and which eliminated two Borussia (from Monchengladbach and Dortmund) on the way to the final, and the super-attractive Paris Saint-Germain.