Chelsea became champion of the UEFA Champions League by beating Manchester City in Portugal 1-0 and the match left many historical figures and data.
Tuchel’s team defeated the Guardiola and once again lifted the most important trophy at the club level in Europe.
Some numbers and data from the final:
– There were not 3 consecutive European Cup finals with at least one team not scoring (Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham, Bayern 1-0 PSG) since the late ’80s and early’ 90s, when there were 8 finals of this type in a row (1987/88 to 1994/95).
– Kai havertz becomes the seventh German to score in a UCL final. What’s more, is the first player to make his debut for the net (20 games played) in a UEFA Champions League final since Ilkay Gundogan of Dortmund in the 2012/13 final against Bayern.
– Chelsea is the fourth English team to win multiple European Cups after Liverpool (6), Manchester United (3) and Nottingham Forest (2).
– Chelsea is the fifth team to win the UEFA Champions League with several coaches in one season: Frank Lampard (6 games), Thomas Tuchel (7); Chelsea also did it in 2011/12.
– The teams that scored first have won each of the last 6 Champions League finals; The last to score first and not win the title was Atlético de Madrid in 2014.
– The last 8 teams to appear in their first European Cup final, lost: Manchester City 2021, PSG 2020, Tottenham 2019, Chelsea 2008, Arsenal 2006, AS Monaco 2004, Bayer Leverkusen 2002 and Valencia 2000. The last team to win their first final appearance was Borussia Dortmund from 1997.
– The last three UEFA Champions League champion coaches are German (Klopp, Flick, Tuchel).
– Since February, Manchester City lost three times to Chelsea. In none of them could he score goals.
– Edouard mendy, Chelsea goalkeeper, kept the goal at zero 9 times in this season of the UEFA Champions League and tied the record of the UCL who shared Santiago Cañizares in 2000/01 and Keylor Navas in 2015/16.