Monday, 14 February 2022

Chelsea lifts the 2021 Club World Cup trophy

By db-admin – Palmeiras forced Chelsea to work hard in the 2021 Club World Cup final which was held at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Saturday (12/02) evening WIB. Through extra time the Blues won 2-1.

The resistance given by Palmeiras has been evident since the beginning of the match. Chelsea was only able to develop the game in 25 minutes and 6 minutes later, Mason Mount was injured and was replaced by Christian Pulisic.

In the end the first half ended goalless. Chelsea dominated possession, but only one chance from Thiago Silva was saved by goalkeeper Palmeiras Weverton. Palmeiras only threatened from the counter-attack.

The goal finally came in the 54th minute. Romelu Lukaku scored two goals in a row in the tournament and this time, Lukaku headed in Callum Hudson-Odoi’s cross and Weverton couldn’t save his header. 1-0 for Chelsea’s lead.

The drama took place in the 62nd minute. Starting from a long-range throw from Marcos Rocha, chaos ensued and Silva commited a handball, resulting in a penalty. Raphael Veiga converted the penalty calmly against Edouard Mendy’s Chelsea goal. 1-1 equal position.

After the goal, the substitution of players was carried out by both coaches. Saul, Timo Werner came on for Chelsea, and Eduard Atuesta and Wesley Ribeiro came on for Palmeiras. But the 1-1 position lasted until the 90 minutes ended.

In extra time VAR was again the ‘main actor’ when in 114 minute it gave Chelsea a penalty. This time Luan Garcia committed a handball while trying to block Cesar Azpilicueta’s kick.

Kai Havertz calmly scored and sent Weverton the wrong way. Chelsea 2-1 ahead. The situation got even worse when Luan received a red card in the 120+6 minute. Chelsea’s victory was inevitable and they successfully won the 2021 Club World Cup.


Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Edouard Mendy; Andreas Christensen (Unfortunate Sarr 91′), Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic (Judge Ziyech 91′), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Saul Niguez 77′); Mason Mount (Christian Pulisic 31′), Kai Havertz; Romelu Lukaku (Timo Werner 76′).

Substitution: Trevoh Chalobah, Jorginho, Saul Niguez, Hakim Ziyech, Ross Barkley, Malang Sarr, Timo Werner, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Christian Pulisic, Marcos Alonso, Marcus Bettinelli, Kenedy.

Coach: Thomas Tuchel

Palmeiras (4-2-3-1): Weverton; Marcos Rocha (Deyverson 118′), Gustavo Gomez, Luan Garcia, Joaquin Piquerez; Danilo, Ze Rafael (Jailson 60′); Dudu (Rafael Navarro 103′), Raphael Veiga (Eduard Atuesta 78′), Gustavo Scarpa; Rony (Wesley Ribeiro 77′).

Substitution: Wesley Ribeiro, Marcelo Lomba, Eduard Atuesta, Mayke, Jailson, Murilo Cerquiera, Jorge, Mateus Oliveira, Breno Lopes, Rafael Navarro, Benjamin Kuscevic, Deyverson.

Coach: Abel Ferreira

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