Chelsea beat Madrid to set up all-English UCL final

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Chelsea will take on Manchester City in an all-English Uefa Champions League final after beating Spanish giants Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening to complete a 3-1 aggregate win in the semifinal.

‘The Blues’ should have ran out far more convincing winners as they toyed with Madrid, the 13-time European champions throughout the game.

Goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount ensured Chelsea reach their third Champions League final to be played in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29.

“I can’t put it into words. Great performance. It was a tough, tough game. They’re going to come and give it everything but we worked hard. We should’ve probably had about five! But the most important thing is we won tonight. We want to go into every game-winning it,” said Mount.

“We gave everything and we had that desire to win. We had a couple of opportunities where we won the ball and should’ve scored but we got the one late on and it’s great. We haven’t won anything yet. Hopefully, we’ve got two massive cup finals and hopefully, we can win.”

Chelsea have now kept 18 clean sheets in 24 games since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard in January with the club’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Senegal keeping eight Champions League clean sheets this season, the most ever by a goalkeeper for an English club in a single season.

Fired by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) last December after leading the French champions to their first-ever final in the Champions League last season, Tuchel is headed back to the showpiece match for a second consecutive season. He is the first coach in European Cup/Champions League history to reach back-to-back finals with two different clubs.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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