Title for Tuchel: Hanctz shoots FC Chelsea in the Club World Cup
Kai Hvertz, who else? After his winning hit in the Champions League final, German football player has also shot the FC Chelsea for the first win of the Club World Cup.
“That’s great. After the champions of Europe we are now the champions of the world. That sounds better,” Hvertz said after the final whistle.
“I was nervous at the penalty, honestly. My teammates have given me trust. I dreamed of it as a child. That’s incredible for me.”
Lukaku with the guide gate
After the regular season, it had been 1: 1 (0: 0) between the London and the Copa Libertadores winner. In front of 22871 spectators, Romelu Lukaku (54.) had initially taken the crew of coach Thomas Tuchel, Raphael Veiga (64.) also caused the interim equalization by trading.
The evening ultimately belonged but Hvertz, the Chelsea brought the first victory at the Club World Cup after the lost final 2012. “It never stops. We want to continue to win these trophies,” said Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel at the sideline
In addition to Hvertz, the Premier League Club also used German international Antonio Rüdiger and the substitute Timo Werner. Tuchel also stood at the sideline this time. He had missed the semi-final victory against the Saudi Club Al Hilal because of a positive Corona test, only on Friday, the German coach had moved into the United Arab Emirates. And what the 48-year-old saw from his team is likely to have not liked him. The London had long heavy against deep-standing Brazilians and gave little chance.
A few minutes after the break, Chelsea used the first gap in the defensive network then but mercilessly. After a fine flank of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Lukaku sat down in the header duel and scored the leadership. But they did not last long. Because Chelsea defender Thiago Silva came to the ball in his own penalty area, the referee decided on a penalty after sighting of video images. Veiga turned flat and securely.
After a shot of Cesar Azpilicueta, Palmeiras-Profi Luan touched the ball in the sixteen with his hand – again there was a penalty that Hvertz turned safely to victory. Shortly before the final whistle Luan then saw the red card (120 + 6) after a emergency brake against Hvertz.