Chelsea Beat Palmeiras In The Club World Cup Final To Win Trophy For The First Time In Their History

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Chelsea won the Club World Cup for the first time after beating Brazilian team Palmeiras in extra time.

Chelsea Beat Palmeiras In The Club World Cup Final To Win Trophy For The First Time In Their History

The Blues have now won every possible title under owner Roman Abramovich, thanks to a 117th-minute penalty by Kai Havertz, who also scored their 2021 Champions League winner.

In the second half, Romelu Lukaku scored with a header before Raphael Veiga equalized from the penalty spot.

Luan, a defender for Palmeiras, was sent off in injury time as the Blues completed the victory.

Chelsea dominated possession but failed to produce chances for much of the final in the United Arab Emirates, similar to their semi-final victory over Al-Hilal.

Chelsea Beat Palmeiras In The Club World Cup Final To Win Trophy For The First Time In Their History

Mason Mount was taken out due to injury, just as he had been in their FA Cup meeting with Plymouth, and Lukaku continued to cut an isolated figure up front.

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Palmeiras were satisfied to exploit their counter-attacking danger, with Rony and Dudu’s pace stretching the Blues defense, but clear-cut chances were few and far between.

Lukaku broke the deadlock nine minutes after the break when Callum Hudson-Odoi delivered a precise cross for the first time, and the Belgium striker blasted a header past Weverton.

Mount’s replacement, Christian Pulisic, came close with a long-range attempt following a clever lay-off from Lukaku as the English side looked to consolidate their dominance.

Palmeiras drew level shortly after the hour mark when Thiago Silva was deemed to have handled in the area, and after a check on the pitch-side monitor, Veiga converted decisively from 12 yards to force extra time.

Chelsea won the trophy with a penalty kick of their own as a penalty shoot-out loomed. Luan’s handball was also verified on the monitor before Havertz scored for the Blues.

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Chelsea Beat Palmeiras In The Club World Cup Final To Win Trophy For The First Time In Their History

Luan was then disqualified in the final minute for a foul on the game-winner, after the referee was told for the third time to consult his monitor.

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