Havertz Became The Hero Once Again For Chelsea

The Club World Cup final between Chelsea and Palmeiras went all the way to extra time, but the Blues were able to lift the trophy for the first time in their history thanks to a 117th-minute penalty by Kai Havertz.

Chelsea took the lead through Romelu Lukaku 10 minutes into the second half of normal time, but Palmeiras leveled through a Raphael Veiga penalty after a Thiago Silva handball.

The second goal didn’t come until the 117th minute, or the 27th minute of extra time, when Havertz scored on a handball by Luan, just like he did in last season’s Champions League final.

Chelsea’s game against the Copa Libertadores champions was far from simple, as they struggled to break down Palmeiras’ defense at times. Only one of the three goals came from regular play, as Lukaku thunderously headed Callum Hudson-wonderful Odoi’s cross past Weverton.

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After Thiago Silva pushed his arm up towards the ball while jumping to make a header, Raphael Veiga scored from the penalty spot for Palmeiras. The referee had a simple responsibility to decide, and Veiga did not err when he sent Edouard Mendy the wrong way to square things up.

Palmeiras tried to hold on for the rest of normal time, and extra time was no different, until Luan was found to have touched the ball.

Havertz then became a hero for the Blues once more, assuming responsibility and scoring from 12 yards out to ensure Chelsea’s name was on the Club World Cup trophy. Finally, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has taken home every trophy possible.

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