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Manchester City-Chelsea (0-1): the crazy stats of Mendy and Kanté in the final

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With our partner Opta Sports, here are the main figures to remember from the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea.

Chelsea the specialist

  • Chelsea have won 6 of their 7 major European finals, the 4th over the last 10 seasons (Champions League in 2011-2012 and 2020-2021, Europa League in 2012-2013 and 2018-2019).
  • Chelsea have won 5 of their last 7 matches in the knockout stage of the Champions League (1 draw, 1 loss), having not won any of the previous 10 (4 draws, 6 losses).
  • Manchester City have won 11 of their 13 Champions League appearances this season, but the 2 games where they did not win were at the Estádio do Dragão (0-0 against Porto in the group stage and 0 -1 tonight).
  • Chelsea have conceded just 4 goals in 13 Champions League appearances this season, the lowest total for a winning team since Ajax Amsterdam in 1994-1995 (4 in 11 matches).
  • There were only 15 shots during this meeting, the lowest total in the Champions League final since that of the 2003-2004 edition (11 shots between Porto and Monaco). There was no shot on target in the second half of regulation time, a first in the LDC final since the 2007/08 edition between Manchester United and Chelsea.

Germans in the spotlight

  • The last 3 editions of the Champions League have been won by 3 different German coaches (Klopp with Liverpool, Flick with Bayern and Tuchel with Chelsea). This is only the second time that 3 coaches from the same country have won three consecutive editions in the history of C1, after the English triptych between 1980 and 1982 (Clough with Nottingham, Paisley with Liverpool and Barton with Aston Villa ).
  • Author of the opener with Chelsea, Kai Havertz is the first German player to score in the Champions League final since Ilkay Gündogan in 2013 (with Dortmund against Bayern) and the first to open his goals counter in the competition during ‘a final since … Gündogan in 2013 also.
  • Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount (22 years, 139 days) is the youngest player to be a decisive passer in the Champions League final since Toni Kroos with Bayern against… Chelsea in 2012 (22 years, 136 days). He is involved in 4 goals in his last 8 matches in the competition (2 goals, 2 assists), having not been decisive in any of the top 11.

Mendy and Kanté panic the counters

  • Edouard Mendy returned 9 clean sheets in the 2020/21 Champions League, a record for a goalkeeper in the same year in the competition with Santiago Cañizares with Valencia in 2000/01 and Keylor Navas with Real Madrid in 2015/16. He is the only one to have reached such a total in his 1st season in the Champions League.
  • N’Golo Kanté recovered 10 balls tonight, more than any other player in this final. He totaled 47 balls recovered with Chelsea in the knockout phase of the 2020/21 Champions League, only Ilkay Gündogan (51) does better.

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