It's an all-English affair in Champions League final as Chelsea sail past Real Madrid

for Tv47 Digital May 06, 2021, 02:35 AM
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Chelsea has qualified for the Champions League final for the third time in history following a convincing 3-1 aggregate win over Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Thomas Tuchel men headed into the game with a slight away-goal advantage following the first leg 1-1 draw at Madrid. The blues will have to start by thanking Senegalese goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy who made two wonderful saves to deny Karim Benzema in the first half before Timo Werner gave them a much-deserved lead from a rebound ball.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois made some stunning saves in the start of the second half denying German international Kai Havertz and Mason Mount glorious opportunities to double Chelsea's lead.

Finally, Mason killed the contest, steering into the net from Christian Pulisic's cut-back pass after Madrid lost possession in their own half.

The win for Chelsea has continued Real Madrid's awful record against English sides. Madrid has never won on the road in English soil. They have also never won against Chelsea in the four occasions they have faced each other.

Chelsea will now face Manchester City who qualified after edging out PSG 4-1 on aggregate. The final will be played in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 29, 2021. City will be making their debut in the Champions League final.

Chelsea meet Pep Guardiola's City in the Premier League on Saturday. It will be something of a warm-up match for the final. Meanwhile, Madrid will resume its LaLiga title battle when they face fellow contenders Sevilla.

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