Chelsea are through to the Champions League final after beating Real Madrid 2-0 in the second-leg of their semifinal this morning.
It completes a 3-1 victory on aggregate, and sets up a showdown against fellow Premiership side Man City.
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City booked their place after knocking out PSG in the semis.
This will be only the third Champions League final to be contested between Premiership clubs.
The first was in 2008, when Man United defeated Chelsea…while the second was when Liverpool overcame Tottenham in 2019’s showpiece match.
Chelsea will be seeking their second Champions League trophy, having won the title in 2012…while for City, this will be their first appearance in the final.
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This year’s final will also be a matchup between two of the best Premiership managers around.
Pep Guardiola has already won two Premiership titles, an FA Cup and four League Cups with City…and now has the opportunity to add a European title to their trophy cabinet as well.
Thomas Tuchel, meanwhile, has won over fans and pundits alike since taking charge at Chelsea in January. In just a short period of time, he’s guided the Blues to the Champions League final and FA Cup final, while they are currently also in the EPL top four.
Tuchel is also not short on European experience, having guided PSG to last season’s final where they lost to Bayern Munich.
Guardiola, however, pips Tuchel in terms of Champions League honours…with the Spaniard winning the competition twice with Barcelona, while the German is still seeking his maiden trophy.
The Champions League final will be held in Istanbul on May 29th.
By: Nicholas Darren John