Chelsea have won the Champions League for the second time, beating Manchester City 1-0 with a goal from Kai Havertz settling the encounter in Porto.
The Blues fashioned the better opportunities in the early stages of the game and after Timo Werner passed up a trio of opportunities, Havertz beat Ederson to roll the ball into an empty net.
N’Golo Kante produced an outstanding performance in the heart of the Chelsea midfield, where he undertook his defensive duties in a virtually flawless manner. As usual, read the game superbly and covered a great deal of ground. A supreme display.
Raheem Sterling was the surprise selection in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI. The winger has been out of form for much of the season and continued that trend in this encounter. Replaced by Sergio Aguero with 10 minutes remaining, and the Argetine produced more moments of danger in that cameo than the man whose place he took.
Chelsea’s most expensive signing in club history has struggled to justify that status but scored a priceless goal for them in Porto as he beat Ederson in a foot race to a through ball then rolled a shot into an empty net three minutes before the break. His performance was about so much more than that, though, as he set up chances for others and was the most imaginative attacking player on display.