Timo Werner and Mason Mount struck as Chelsea sunk Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to book a Champions League final showdown with Manchester City.
Werner nodded into the empty net from one yard out in the first half, before Mount turned home Christian Pulisic’s cross late on, as Chelsea defeated Real 3-1 in the semi-finals on aggregate.
Germany forward Werner reacted fastest after Kai Havertz hit the bar, to notch his first goal in 12 games – for his simplest and most crucial in Chelsea blue.
The Blues spurned a host of chances to kill off the contest after the break, only for England star Mount to seal victory with a neat late finish.
And so now the Champions League will see a second all-English final in three years, following Liverpool’s win over Tottenham in 2019.
Chelsea’s 19th clean sheet in the 14 weeks of Thomas Tuchel’s short Stamford Bridge reign formed the bedrock of a landmark victory.
The Blues fully merited victory over the 13-time champions Real, marching into their first Champions League final since winning the competition in 2012.
N’Golo Kanté – 9/10
The man of Toni Kroos’ nightmares was back again. Kanté was nomadic, and the first goal was born of his dogged persistence to press high and press clever. With the World Cup winning Frenchman in this form, the Galacticos had lost before the game had started. Completely ran the show. Utterly world class.