Manchester City again lost the defining match of the season. The experts were not mistaken in criticizing the coach for choosing the starting lineup. Without a clean defensive midfielder and striker, the team looked extremely weak.
Chelsea unexpectedly crushed an opponent in the first half. If Timo Werner converted the chances, the Londoners could have a huge advantage. The German ruined two sure chances. Once I missed the ball at all. Chelsea were very dangerous in their quick attacks.
The only answer from City in the whole half was Sterling’s moment. Raheem was unable to extricate himself from a difficult situation and did not deal with Mendy in the penalty area. Chelsea did take one of their chances. Mount’s splendid cutting pass found the addressee in the face of Havertz. The German dealt with Ederson and rolled the ball into an empty net.
In the second half, a real drama ensued. Kevin De Bruyne is injured. Jesus came out instead. Later, Aguero appeared, but nothing really changed. Manchester City never shot on target in the second half.
Chelsea win the Champions League after nine years. “Manchester City” lost the first final of the main European Cup. Guardiola’s sad streak continued. The coach has not won the Champions League since Barcelona.
Manchester City – Chelsea 0: 1 (0: 1)
Goal: Haverz, 42 (0: 1).