Chelsea set up all-English Champions League final

Timo Werner
Timo Werner has been directly involved in 22 goals in all competitions this season (12 goals & 10 assists), the most of any Chelsea player

Chelsea defeated Real Madrid to set up an all-English Champions League final against Manchester City on 29 May.

After a 1-1 draw in Spain, Timo Werner, who earlier had a goal disallowed for offside, headed Chelsea ahead after Kai Havertz’s chip rebounded off the bar.

Real’s Karim Benzema had a low strike and a header superbly saved by Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

But Chelsea dominated the second half and Mason Mount scored late on from close range for a 3-1 aggregate win.

The showpiece in Istanbul will be Chelsea’s third Champions League final, after they lost on penalties to Manchester United in 2008 and then beat Bayern Munich in another shootout in 2012.

Manchester City beat Paris St-Germain 2-0 in the second leg of their semi-final on Tuesday to seal a 4-1 aggregate victory. It will be the second all-English final in three seasons after Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in 2019.

The Europa League final could also feature two English sides as Arsenal and Manchester United play the second leg of their semi-finals against Villarreal and Roma respectively on Thursday.

Thomas Tuchel was only appointed Chelsea manager in January after replacing the sacked Frank Lampard and has also taken the Blues to an FA Cup final against Leicester City on 15 May.

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Chelsea

  1. Squad number16Player nameMendy

  2. Squad number4Player nameChristensen

  3. Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva

  4. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger

  5. Squad number5Player nameJorginho

  6. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

  7. Squad number7Player nameKanté

  8. Squad number19Player nameMount

  9. Squad number21Player nameChilwell

  10. Squad number29Player nameHavertz

  11. Squad number11Player nameWerner

  1. Squad number10Player namePulisic

  2. Squad number18Player nameGiroud

  3. Squad number22Player nameZiyech

  4. Squad number24Player nameJames

Real Madrid

  1. Squad number11Player nameAsensio
  2. Squad number15Player nameValverde
  3. Squad number24Player nameMariano
  4. Squad number25Player nameRodrygo

Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 16Mendy
  • 4ChristensenBooked at 39mins
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 5JorginhoBooked at 14mins
  • 28AzpilicuetaSubstituted forJamesat 88′minutes
  • 7Kanté
  • 19MountBooked at 87minsSubstituted forZiyechat 89′minutes
  • 21Chilwell
  • 29HavertzSubstituted forGiroudat 90+4′minutes
  • 11WernerSubstituted forPulisicat 67′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 3Alonso
  • 9Abraham
  • 10Pulisic
  • 13Caballero
  • 15Zouma
  • 18Giroud
  • 20Hudson-Odoi
  • 22Ziyech
  • 23Gilmour
  • 24James
  • 33Emerson

Real Madrid

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Courtois
  • 3Militão
  • 4RamosBooked at 37mins
  • 6NachoBooked at 62mins
  • 20Vinícius JúniorSubstituted forAsensioat 63′minutes
  • 8KroosBooked at 72mins
  • 14CasemiroSubstituted forRodrygoat 76′minutes
  • 23MendySubstituted forValverdeat 63′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Modric
  • 9Benzema
  • 7E HazardSubstituted forMarianoat 89′minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Asensio
  • 12Marcelo
  • 13Lunin
  • 15Valverde
  • 19Odriozola
  • 22Isco
  • 24Mariano
  • 25Rodrygo
  • 26Altube
  • 30Arribas
  • 31Blanco
  • 35Gutiérrez

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