Chronicle: Chelsea spendthrift was more than enough to reach Istanbul


Chelsea today guaranteed their presence in the final of the football Champions League, after imposing themselves with absolute superiority to Real Madrid, but due to the ‘scant’ 2-0, so many opportunities were missed by the ‘blues’.

Even with the advantage brought from Madrid, the Londoners were not shielded in the 1-1 draw achieved in the first leg and were dominating from beginning to end of the game, ‘killing’ the tie with goals from Timo Werner, in the 28th minute, and Mason Mount , at 85.

The blues guaranteed their third presence in the Champions League final, after 2008, lost to Manchester United, and 2012, won over Bayern Munich, and will star with Manchester City in the third 100% English decision in history of the competition on May 29 in Istanbul.

However, the course of the match could have been ‘treacherous’ for Chelsea, taking into account the countless goal occasions missed in Courtouis ‘face’ and which were not ‘punished’ only because the most titled team in the competition proved to be far away the ‘glow’ of other times.

The ‘meringues’ had Benzema’s best foot and head in the entire game, both in the first half and denied by amazing ‘stretches’ by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

In that period, Chelsea approached the goal for Rudiger, saw a goal annulled by Werner, out of play, and even ended up opening the scoring, through the German striker, directing the ball to the right place after the shot. from Kai Havertz to the bar.

If the dominance of Londoners became overwhelming in the second half, the same cannot be said of effectiveness, otherwise Real Madrid would have left Stamford Bridge with a ‘handful’ of ‘hurts’ to ‘sweat’.

In such a way that Thomas Tuchel, who had already led Paris Saint-Germain to the final of last year, despaired on the Chelsea bench, starting with compatriot Kai Havertz, the maximum exponent of waste and always isolated before Courtois.

Mount did not want to stay behind his teammate and, in the face-to-face with the Belgian goalkeeper, he did not even hit the target, something that Kanté was close to achieving, were it not for Fede Valverde’s providential cut in the small area.

The certainty that the second ‘ticket’ to Istanbul would be equally English would only arrive at the last moments, when the American Christian Pulisic, meanwhile launched by Tuchel, offered the goal to Mason Mount on a ‘tray’ and he sentenced Chelsea’s qualification for the decision with Manchester City, which on Tuesday eliminated PSG.

After a Manchester United-Chelsea, in 2007/08, and a Liverpool-Tottenham, in 2018/19, this will be the third final of the ‘Champions’ disputed between two English clubs.

Program of the day:


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Real Madrid – Chelsea, 1 – 1


Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Tuesday 4 May 2021


Wednesday 5 May 2021

Chelsea – Real Madrid, 2 – 0

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