Thanks to Hvertz-Gate: Returner Tuchel wins club

World Champion Thanks to Goldfuß Kai Hvertz: Thomas Tuchel has crowned himself on his return to the Bank of FC Chelsea to the Club World Champion. The Champions League winner defeated on Saturday the Brazilian Copa Libertadores winner SE Palmeiras in the final of the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi with 2: 1 (1: 1, 0: 0) after extension.

“It’s madness. After Champions League winners, we are world champions now. That sounds even better,” said Hvertz, who turned the decisive commerce in the 117th minute, at Channel 4. Also Tuchel was overjoyed: “We did not give up, we had the lead and then lost them, but never lost, but it was deserved, but also luck, when you reach a goal too.”

For Tuchel, who had traveled after a corona infection on Friday, it is the third title win after a good year in office. Star striker Romelu Lukaku (55.) and Hvertz (117th, trademarks) met in the final for the blues, which had to do so in the semi-final against the Saudi Arab Top Club Al-Hilal (1: 0) on Wednesday without Tuchel.

Raphael Veiga (64.) Excellent in the meantime by trading for the Brazilians. Palmeiras’ Luan (120th + 6) saw the red card in the hectic injection time after a emergency brake.

Chelsea succeeds recovery for 2012

Tuchel had also won the European Supercup after his service in January 2021 next to the premier class. And in the previous year, Havertz shot the decisive 1-0 in the Champions League final against Manchester City.

The Londoner celebrated her first victory at the Club World Cup. In 2012 they lost in the final against Corinthians from Sao Paulo 0: 1. The triumph is also important for Morality, as Chelsea currently has a considerable residue on leader Manchester City in the Premier League.

Thiago Silva has the best chance

Against Palmeiras Chelsea was heavy with the national players Kai Hvertz and Antonio Rüdiger in the starting eleven on the beginning. Despite generous possessions, the great opportunities remained first.


Palmeiras formed five, sometimes six, players on the last line and made little air lukaku. Offensively lurked the Brazilians on counterattacks. Dudu (24th) dribbled through the ranks of the blues and turned the ball just next to it.

Correctly, Chelsea-Keeper Edouard Mendy, who was in the goal in the goal after his victory with Senegal at the Africa Cup, but not yet. His opposite it already.

Just before the pause, Chelsa’s defense director Thiago Silva (45. + 1) made of around 18 meters start-up, Palmeiras goalkeeper Weverton just steered the ball just around the post. According to the game, it needed a single action for Chelseas so far best scorchance.

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HAVERTZ remains cool from the point

After the break, the offensive efforts of the English favorite of Liquid ran, according to the edge of Callum Hudson-Odoi, the much criticized Lukaku headed to lead. Suddenly Thiago Silva brought his compatriots back into play.

After a duel in the penalty area, the ball jumped to his arm. According to VAR decision, Veiga turned the due penalty to the right below.

In the extension Chelsea pressed more than the opponent, but he did not really pass the defense network despite the substitute Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

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In the second passage of the addition, Luan played the ball with his hand, marriage Hanctz placed the penalty in the gate. For all the abundance Luan Hanctz put in the detention time with an emergency brake and looked red.

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