Chelsea join City in all-English CL final
LONDON, England (AP):
Chelsea will end a turbulent season by playing in the UEFA Champions League final after making the competition's most successful team look ordinary.
Timo Werner and Mason Mount scored to secure a 2-0 victory over Real Madrid in the second of their semi-final yesterday to oust the record 13-time European champions 3-1 on aggregate.
It will be an all-English final against Manchester City on May 29, but the English Premier League rivals will have to fly four hours to play the UEFA showpiece in Istanbul, which is now in a coronavirus lockdown.
Getting a shot at adding to their 2012 Champions League title will vindicate Chelsea's decision in January to fire club great Frank Lampard and hire Thomas Tuchel, the manager who led Paris Saint-Germain to last season's final.