May 6 (Reuters) – Chelsea set up a Champions League final showdown with Manchester City as they outclassed Real Madrid to win 2-0 for a 3-1 aggregate triumph at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Chelsea’s new manager Thomas Tuchel is quickly creating his own legacy after leading the London club into the Champions League final against Manchester City.
The final in Istanbul will be the second all-English Champions League final in three seasons and gives Tuchel, who has transformed Chelsea since replacing Frank Lampard in January, the chance to make up for last season when his Paris St Germain side lost to Bayern Munich.
Werner put them in control when he scored one of the easiest goals of his career in the 28th minute and then Mount’s close-range finish in the 86th minute sealed the win for Chelsea.
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“I’m very, very happy that we’ve achieved this,” Tuchel said. “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to live my life in football. To have this passion as a profession.
“I’m more than grateful and to do it on this level. I’m very thankful. We need to wait and see — hopefully we arrive in Istanbul with a good squad, in a good moment with a good atmosphere. It’s not done yet — we want to go all the way, and that means we will arrive in Istanbul to win.”
Werner, whose improvement under Tuchel epitomizes the impact the coach has had, said the team is brimming with belief.
“What we did today was incredible,” Werner, whose first-half goal gave Chelsea control, said. “The rhythm was unbelievable against a team with world-class players in every position.
“We are young but we are not stupid and don’t make easy mistakes. We were very, very good today.”