Club World Cup Final: Chelsea Defeats Palmeiras in Final With Mendy And Azpilicueta Making History

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Cesar Azpilicueta and Edouard Mendy of Chelsea made history on Saturday by defeating Palmeiras in the FIFA Club World Cup final.

Club World Cup Final: Chelsea Defeats Palmeiras in Final With Mendy And Azpilicueta Making History

Chelsea won the FIFA Club World Cup final 2-1 against Palmeiras at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku scored in the 55th minute, but Raphael Veiga equalized for the Brazilians nine minutes later with a penalty kick.

After normal time, the game ended in a 1-1 draw, but Kai Havertz scored a late penalty in the second half of extra time to give Chelsea their first FIFA Club World Cup.

With the triumph over Palmeiras, Azpilicueta has become the first player in Chelsea history to win every major trophy available at Stamford Bridge, including the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup, Super Cup, and Club World Cup.

Club World Cup Final: Chelsea Defeats Palmeiras in Final With Mendy And Azpilicueta Making History

Mendy, on the other hand, has become the first African to win the Super Cup, Champions League, Club World Cup, and AFCON all in the same calendar year.

Chelsea’s next Premier League match will be against Crystal Palace on February 19.

Chelsea Makes Historical Moment

Chelsea won the Club World Cup for the first time after a thrilling extra-time victory over Palmeiras of Brazil.

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

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

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

Similar to their semi-final triumph over Al-Hilal, Chelsea dominated possession but struggled to create chances for much of the final in the United Arab Emirates.

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

As a penalty shoot-out loomed, Chelsea claimed the trophy with a penalty kick of their own. Before Havertz scored for the Blues, Luan’s handball was also confirmed on the monitor.

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