Reigning European champions Chelsea have finished son journey of major trophies after extra time penalty by Kai Havertz took this past Palmeiras of Brazil 2-1 in club world cup final On Saturday.
Romelu Lukaku’s superb header gave the European champions the lead on 54 minutes but Raphael Veiga equalized on place for the Copa Libertadores winner just past time in Abu Dhabi.
Havertz, the hero in the Champions League final against Manchester City was Chelsea match-winner again as he converted a penalty on 117 minutes granted following a video assistant referee (VAR) review.
“It’s amazing. After champions of Europe we are now champions of the world. This sounds better,” Havertz told Channel 4.
“I was nervous (taking the penalty), I have to be honest. It’s a big penalty. It is just crazy. It was good I kept my nerves. I am very happy.”
“I always dreamed when I was a child of this. It’s an amazing feeling for me he added.
Chelsea have now claimed every possible trophy since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003 and becomes the third English side at win the global tournament after Manchester United and Liverpool.
The Blues avenged their 1-0 loss face to the Corinthians in the 2012 final but will have little time to celebrate with a critical stretch on the horizon once back in London.
They face Lille in the Champions League last 16 or side of the League Cup final against Liverpool and the FA Cup fifth round, playing in four different competitions in 12 days.
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Edouard Mendy is back in goal in awakening of Senegal Africa Cup of Victory of the Nations, to the detriment of Kepa Arrizabalaga, many of whom-improved shape is likely to attract interest from other clubs in Summer.
from Chelsea decline in the Premier League coincided with the lack of authority and conviction and despite the control possession it wasn’t until the end of the first half they forced Weverton to a stoppage.
Even then, Thiago Silva is hot drive from distance seemed to expand.
In contrast, the Palmeiras were twice left regret their lack of efficiency as Dudu stabbed wide before Andreas Christensen made a key intervention to deny a promise attack for the Brazilians.
Lukaku rises to the occasion
Lukaku struggled to live up to expectations after joining Chelsea from Inter Milan as a clubit’s record signature, but the Belgian made it’s two goals in so much games here early in the second half.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, given the nod to left backwhipped wing in a cross and Lukaku hovered over two defenders to power beyond Weverton.
Christian Pulisic, brought on 30 minutes in for the wounded Mason Mount, rolled up just wide after a tidy interaction with Lukaku, but Chelsea gave Palmeiras a way back in when Silva manipulated in the area.
Australian referee Chris Beath has been recommended for review The Incident on the touch monitor like Palmeiras players and coach Abel Ferreira appealed and he almost immediately indicated the location.
Veiga, on target in the 2-0 win over Al Ahly, kept son composure to slam the penalty beyond Mendy, welcomed with bellowing roars of many of near capacity 32,871 in attendance – the majority wearing green and white of Palmeiras.
Pulisic again rolled a little effort next to an inviting layer-off and the extra time came as a small surprise, Chelsea were forced to play 30 additional minutes for the second time in one week.
A frantic scramble inside the six-yard box saw Pulisic bundle against the bar, although an offside in the build-up would have reigned out any goal.
Timo Werner curly over as time ticked on and Palmeiras defended deep, but Chelsea got the late breakthrough when Luan was penalized for block Cesar Azpilicueta’s volley with son arm.
Havertz sent Weverton the wrong way to spark wild celebrations, and a bitter night for Palmeiras peaked in that they end with ten men after sending Luan off for mow down the German.