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Pulisic’s Champions League win headlines American run on European silverware

ESPN
In the aftermath of Chelsea‘s 1-0 win against Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday, American star Christian Pulisic was joined on the field by his parents. He was passed the trophy for a photo, and as he gripped it with both hands, his father, Mark, rotated the......

Chelsea’s ruthlessness pays off with second Champions League title

ESPN
PORTO, Portugal — Nothing quite underlines the unusual dynamic between owner and head coach at Chelsea as the first meeting between Roman Abramovich and Thomas Tuchel taking place on the field after they had just won the Champions League. Almost an hour beyond the final whistle of the 1-0 victory......

Chelsea beat Man City, claim Champions League glory: How social media reacted

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Chelsea have been crowned Champions League champions for the first time in almost a decade after beating Man City 1-0 in the 2020-21 final. Thomas Tuchel’s side found success repeatedly hit Man City on the break in Porto to claim their first Champions League since Didier Drogba’s heroics proved pivotal......

Havertz goal wins Champions League for Chelsea against Man City

Reuters
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz repaid some of his huge transfer fee as his first-half goal sealed a 1-0 win for his side over Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday. The German youngster, Chelsea’s record signing, latched on to Mason Mount’s pass and evaded City keeper Ederson before rolling......

Sterling and Havertz start in Champions League final

Reuters
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling was given a starting place in the Champions League final against Chelsea on Saturday with German Kai Havertz preferred to American Christian Pulisic for the London team. City coach Pep Guardiola opted for Oleksandr Zinchenko ahead of Joao Cancelo at left back and also left......

LIVE: Man City, Chelsea Meet in Champions League Final

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum For the second time in the last three seasons, two English clubs meet in the  Champions League final when Manchester City and Chelsea take the field in Porto. It’s the third-ever all-English final and the third straight year......

How to Watch the Champions League Final

Sports Illustrated
In 2016, Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City with a clear directive: Lead the club to its first Champions League title. After nearly five years, Guardiola has the Premier League champions 90 minutes from that coveted trophy with a familiar foe in Chelsea standing in the way. It’s been nine......

Noel Gallagher loves Man City, but Champions League final will be no fun

ESPN
Noel Gallagher, a Manchester City fan who has also done some recording and touring, laughed and told me a story about his kids. His daughter is 21, and until she was 16, he said she believed all Manchester United fans had six toes. When she told him this, he said......

Ultimate Champions League preview: Storylines for Man City vs. Chelsea

ESPN
The final game of the 2020-21 season is upon us as the UEFA Champions League will be decided this Saturday in Portugal. Will it be the all-conquering super-team that is Manchester City, as they finally win the one trophy they’ve never held? (It would also break a 10-year drought for......

Walker ready to win Champions League that players ‘owe’ Man City

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Manchester City‘s pursuit of a maiden Champions League success is viewed by many as the club’s Holy Grail, but Kyle Walker explains to ESPN that the situation is more complicated. “It’s a question that’s always asked in the changing room: Premier League or Champions League,” says Walker in an exclusive......

Champions League Ponders Big Change: A Final Four in One City

New York Times
Tariq Panja PORTO, Portugal — Last summer, with the coronavirus raging through Europe, leaders at European soccer’s governing body huddled to find a way to salvage the Champions League, one of the game’s most popular competitions and among its biggest sources of revenue for its elite clubs. With borders closed......

Man City goalie Ederson ‘on the list’ to take penalty in Champions League final

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Should this season’s Champions League final end up going the full distance, Manchester City can rest assured that goalkeeper Ederson is fully prepared for penalty shootout glory against Chelsea — but not in the way you’d expect. The Brazilian has declared his willingness to step up and take the potentially......

Juventus, AC Milan Squeeze Into Champions League

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Andrew Gastelum On Serie A’s final day, Juventus needed help to avoid a disastrous ending to a disappointing season. Hellas Verona delivered with a 1-1 draw at Napoli, ensuring Juve’s place in next season’s Champions League. Following up its Coppa......

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