After defeating Real Madrid 2-0 (Agg: 3-1) on Wednesday night, Chelsea FC will face Manchester City in an all-English UCL final this season.
With the game tied 1-1 on aggregate, it was up to the two teams to score the game’s first goal. Chelsea had a number of mistimed tackles in the first half but got no cards, but that didn’t stop Timo Werner and Kai Heverts from thriving.
The duo combined with the former getting the ball at the back of the net but the offside was already up by the second assistant.
After escaping, Madrid’s response was almost immediate with striker Karim Benzema forcing Edouardo Mendy to a fine save.
But just as they did in the first leg in Madrid, Chelsea was to take the lead through Werner in the 28th minute. Kante one-twos in a tight spot with Werner, who sprinted and made off down the middle.
The ball’s slipped wide to Havertz, who entered the box down the left channel and drew Courtois, before chipping delicately over the keeper. While the ball pinged off the crossbar, Werner, was around to head the ball into an empty net.
Tempers boiled late in the half with Sergio Ramos and Cristtensen being book on their various fouls with the home side heading into the break with the lead.
Chelsea came a different team in the second half and was to rue a series of missed chances.
First, it was Haverts who was to see his effort ricochet off the bar just two minutes into the half with Mason Mount, Haverts himself, and Ngolo Kante all spanning chances when they only had keeper Courtois to beat.; Madrid making a few changes in attack to boost their scoring chances.
The home side however was to be rewarded finally for their efforts with Mount doubling their lead in the night with four minutes remaining on the clock.