|Chelsea players celebrate with their trophy after defeating Manchester City 1-0 in the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League final. 2021.5.30 /AP = Yonhap News|
England’s professional soccer team, Chelsea, defeated Manchester City (Man City, above England) and won the UEFA Champions League (UCL) for the first time in 9 years.
Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the UCL final of the 2020-2021 season held at Dragang Stadium in Porto, Portugal on the 30th (Korean time) by keeping Kai Havertz’s winning goal from the last half of the first half. This marks Chelsea’s second UCL title.
Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich (Germany) on penalties in the final of the 2011-2012 season and lifted the trophy for the first time, ‘Big Year’.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel, who led Paris Saint-Germain (PSG, France) and finished runners-up in the UCL last season, achieved his first victory in this tournament in a year.
With the win, Chelsea added 19 million euros (about 25.8 billion won) to the championship. The total prize money of this tournament, which Chelsea have earned, is about 80 million euros (110 billion won).
Manchester City failed to win their first UCL title. Manchester City, who won the Carabao Cup (League Cup) as well as the English Premier League (EPL) for the fifth time this season, and achieved a double (two victories), fell down on the threshold of the treble (three victories) and swallowed a disappointment.
Manchester City also failed in the ‘domestic treble’ (three domestic championships) by losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals of the English Football Association this season.