Chelsea won the Champions League for the second time, nine years after their first victory and just 123 days after manager Thomas Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge. It was a victory made possible by a Kai Havertz goal that secured a tense 1-0 victory over Manchester City in the final in Porto, shattering Pep Guardiola's dream of lifting the trophy for a third time.
Indeed, Chelsea stymied Pep Guardiola's machine in the first half by closing down spaces, particularly ball passing routes. Gundogan and his teammates could not find each other easily. Meanwhile, the Blues were creating the clearest chances, but Timo Werner was in short supply. He wasted two clear chances to score. But it was Chelsea's other German, Kai Harvetz, who found the back of the net on 42 minutes when he broke free down the middle. He avoided Ederson's clearance and scored into the empty net.