Havertz’s Goal Secure First Club World Cup For Chelsea 

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Havertz’s Goal Secure First Club World Cup For Chelsea 

Chelsea defeated Palmeiras to win the Club World Cup for the first time in the club’s history in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

After the European champions were held to a 1-1 draw in normal time, the match went to an additional 30 minutes before Kai Havertz struck the winner from the penalty spot in the 117th minute.

Romelu Lukaku’s header midway through the second half was cancelled out by a Palmeiras equaliser from the spot, after the Brazilian side were awarded a soft penalty for a Thiago Silva handball.

The match, which appeared destined for a penalty shootout, was lacking in clear-cut opportunities but Chelsea proved to be the more composed side in Abu Dhabi.

Their winner came as they were awarded a spot-kick when Cesar Azpilicueta’s goalbound effort was blocked by Luan Garcia’s hand.

And Havertz made no mistake as he sent the Weverton the wrong way to seal the full set of available trophies for Chelsea to win.

“We are the champions of Europe and now the champions of the world, and it is an incredible feeling,” said Havertz after the match.

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Published on: February 13, 2022. at: 07:18
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