Chelsea 6 (1-1) 5 Villarreal (UEFA Super Cup) 2021 | HIGHLIGHTS
Kepa Arrizabalaga was the hero of the day as he saved penalties to help Chelsea beat Villarreal 6-5 after they played 1-1 scoreline all through 120 minutes as Blues win Uefa Super Cup title.
The game started nicely for the Blues who dominated things in the early minutes with the ball possession favoring them more as they pushed with hopes of taking an early lead in the encounter going on.
Villarreal was able to keep them out from scoring as the game progressed with them having to deal with so much pressure as everything was against them, but they still managed to hold on.
The game continued with more coming from Chelsea who claimed as much as 83 percent of the ball possession against their opponent but they couldn’t make it count as it should have been the case.
A moment of magic from Kai Havertz who picked up Hakim Ziyech that ensured he was clinical in his finishing that made the scoreline 1-0 with the Moroccan scoring the opening goal.
The game continue with Hakim Ziyech getting injured and was unable to continue on as Christian Pulisic came into the match to replace him in the 43rd minute of the Uefa Super Cup game.
Both Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Rudiger were shown yellow cards in quick succession which was a result of some issues in which the manager had to get involved that led to them getting into the referee book.
They ended the first half with Chelsea taking a 1-0 lead against Villarreal as they came into the second 45 minutes with both teams pushing to change the scoreline that was favoring the home side of the encounter.
It was a much stronger early minute as the second half kicked off with both teams being able to make something happen going forward but nothing resulting in goal scoring as their defense showed quality.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy almost concede a goal after a blunder which saw the ball almost going inside his net but luckily he escaped the agony of being slammed by the fans.
Villarreal continued to push more as the ball possession shift which saw the dominant side losing some bit of control as some few substitutions were made from both sides with the leading team doing more.
Gerrard Moreno finally found the leveler for his side in the 73rd minute after a 1-2 play with his teammate saw him finishing off neatly against Edouard Mendy who couldn’t make a save as the scoreline turned 1-1.
The game carried on into extra time as they both continued to push for the lead which didn’t come as the first half extra time ended with Chelsea 1-1 Villarreal with both of them going into the second 15 minutes with more firepower but still ended 1-1.
Both teams went into the penalties with high hopes as they had equal chance but at the end it was Chelsea who claimed victory 6-5 against Villarreal with Kepa Arrizabalaga saving two spot-kicks.
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