Roman Abramovich witnessed Chelsea downfall in Champions League final

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The owner of the Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich witnessed the massive defeat the club suffered at the hands of FC Barcelona in the final of the women UEFA Champions League on Sunday, May 16.

The Russian billionaire invested massively to ensure that the women team grew rapidly from a low-ranked women club to a club that can compete at the highest level.

The investment yielded massively this season as the women’s team made it to the final of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history. Hence, Roman Abramovich had to travel from Russia to Sweden where the final took place to watch the women play.

Unfortunately for him, the FC Barcelona women team who are more experienced in the prestigious female football competition outclassed Chelsea and defeated them 4-0.

After the game, Roman Abramovich went into the locker room of the women’s team according to the coach of the team, Emma Hayes. The coach revealed that immediately the Russian billionaire entered the locker room, the women chorused that they would return the team to the Champions League final in the future.

Roman Abramovich watching Chelsea women team being beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League final on Sunday.
Roman Abramovich watching Chelsea women team being beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League final on Sunday.

The coach said: “Our owner came in to see us, and all the girls were very quick to tell him that we’ll be back here and we’ll work hard on the training pitch to make sure we do that.

“If I know this group well enough I know that they mean those words. This is just another step in our journey.”

The Chelsea women have been having a great 2020-2021 season which Roman Abramovich should be very proud of. This season alone, they won the Women’s Super League for the second time in two seasons. They have also won this season’s League Cup.

Coach Emma Hayes and his ladies are still competing for this season’s Women’s FA Cup. They are in the fifth round of the competition.

“We’re double winners so far this season. We’ve had an exceptional season,” Coach Emma Hayes said.

“I think the disappointment that will be felt in the dressing room is that the game was over before it began.

“That’s what’s difficult because when you then end up having to chase a game it becomes transitional; you’re one-v-one everywhere.

“I thought we did very well at that, but what I didn’t think we did was defend our box well enough when it came down to it, and I didn’t think we were good enough in theirs. That’s why we don’t win the game.

“That’s something we’ve prided ourselves on, and something that, if we want to go up to another level, then we have to reflect on what that takes to do that because I think the better team won the game.

“For us, we have to close that gap against them. They had the pain of two years ago and it showed.”

Roman Abramovich could be in Porto, Poland, on May 29 to watch the Men’s version of the UEFA Champions League involving Chelsea and Manchester City.