Chelsea winning the Champions League over Manchester City prompted tons of congratulations and a whole bunch of doubters proven wrong.
Chelsea are Champions of Europe. Let the celebrations in London begin.
On Saturday, the Blues battled fellow Premier League giants Manchester City in Porto for the Champions League title. Thomas Tuchel’s men came out on top, 1-0.
The players on the field were overcome. The fans in the stands were elated. The folks on Twitter? They were just as jubilant.
The best reaction to Chelsea winning the Champions League
It all has to begin with the thing that moment that will live on in montages and on posters: The trophy lift.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta gave it his al.
Chelsea players celebrated by passing around N’Golo Kante, who may be 5-foot-6 but put in an immense performance far larger than his stature.
What a moment for Eduoard Mendy, the Senegalese Chelsea keeper.
Tuchel proved himself beyond measure in a tactical masterclass over Pep Guardiola.
Forward Kai Havertz also silenced a lot of doubters.
Former Chelsea midfielder and Brazilian international Ramirez was one of the ex-players to celebrate the victory.
Cesc Fabregas joined him.
And Fernando Torres.
Now it’s time to check in on deposed Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.
To get to the final, the Blues made it through knockout round matchups with Atletico Madrid, FC Porto and Real Madrid.
Chelsea defied the odds by shutting down Manchester City’s massively talented squad, limiting them to just one shot on target all game.
Meanwhile, Havertz and Timo Werner managed to produce serious chances, including the winning goal in the 42nd minute.
The Champions League trophy is Chelsea’s second in their history. They last won it in 2012.