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Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid (3-1 on aggregate)

Goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount fired Chelsea past Real Madrid and into the Champions League final.

In a one-sided game where Chelsea wasted numerous opportunities, Werner nodded into an open net after Kai Havertz had dinked onto the bar, and Mount finally made the result safe late on after Christian Pulisic had sat down Thibaut Courtois.

After a cagey start Werner had the ball in the net from Ben Chilwell’s cross on 19 minutes, but the German had strayed offside.

Edouard Mendy was at full stretch to keep out a curling Karim Benzema effort from range before Werner did open the scoring in the 28th minute after fantastic work in midfield from N’Golo Kante.

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Another great save from Mendy kept a Benzema header out before the returning Sergio Ramos was booked for throwing Cesar Azpilicueta to the ground.

Chelsea should have wrapped the game up in the second half with a series of chances spurned, starting when Havertz hit the bar for a second time with a header from an Azpilicueta cross within minutes of the restart.

Thiago Silva headed a Chilwell free kick over, Mason Mount fired high when slipped in by Werner before Courtois thwarted Havertz when clean through approaching the hour, and Kante was blocked after a Werner break-away.

Havertz was inches away from converting a Pulisic cross as the one-way traffic continued, before the American fired wide himself.

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Finally Mount converted in the 85th to relieve the tension as Chelsea matched their women’s team and set up an all-English final against Manchester City.

Click here to read the match report from the first leg.

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June 2024