FT: Chelsea 2-1 Palmeiras (FIFA Club World Cup) FINAL 2022 | HIGHLIGHTS

Chelsea claimed the FIFA Club World Cup title for the first time in their history after beating Palmeiras 2-1 with extra time, MySportPlug reporting.

It was an eventful encounter between both team which saw so much happening under 120 minutes with the Brazilian side coming back after Romelu Lukaku scored the opening goal which was a stunner header before a penalty saw their opponent leveling things against Edouard Mendy.

They both held each other until the extra time which saw the Blues pressing very hard until a decision by VAR gave them a penalty which Kai Havertz stepped up and made it count as they carried on holding tight to their lead which granted them the much needed victory they deserve on the encounter.

CHELSEA VS PALMEIRAS FULL MATCH REPORT

It was a good start for the two finalist who had equal fair share of early attacking opportunities which didn’t amount to anything as it was easily dealt with by both teams defenders who were on high alert all through the 45 minutes of the encounter which was intense.

Palmeiras weren’t that bad as they continued to hit on the Champions of Europe with counter attackers which was always resulting in the Blues defenders covering up before any damages was done as the encounter carried on going forward with more coming through.

Chelsea had some glorious opportunities which could have resulted in a goal, but unfortunately Kai Havertz failed to convert back to back despite seeing his teammate open beside him to release the past that might have ended up inside the net as they continued pushing and defending.

The Blues were hit with a blow as Mason Mount was down injured which led to Christian Pulisic coming in to replace him immediately as the England international walked off the pitch in the 31st minute with hopes of the injure not a bad one for the youngster who couldn’t continue playing the game.

The game carried on with more opportunities which saw the Brazilian side once again breaking through on goal but quick thinking of the defenders saw them close down on Dudu who made sure he carried his team behind him causing so much troubles for their opponent as things were looking 0-0 with few minutes left.

Both teams couldn’t find a way past each other as the first half of the encounter ended with Chelsea being held to a goalless 0-0 draw against Palmeiras after an incredible 45 minutes of football which was filled with so many talking points and opportunities which were wasted.

The second half started brilliantly with the Champions of Europe getting the first opportunity which came through Antonio Rudiger from a long range strike headed up going above goal in an attempt to give his side the lead which was all a waste very early going forward.

Romelu Lukaku scored a powerful header in the 55th minute of the second half which was after another attack that saw Callum Hudson Odoi racing through the corner before making a cross which the Belgian finished off with his head making the scoreline 1-0 for Chelsea.

Palmeiras wasted no time in getting back level in the game after a foul saw them getting a penalty which Raphael Veiga stepped up and converted neatly beating Edouard Mendy who stood no chance of stopping things from turning 1-1 in the 64th minute of the match which was looking good.

So many more came through as they both carried on in the remain minutes of the game fighting to take the lead which saw more opportunities being created by the English Premier League aide who were firing from all attempts but none was able to hit the right target.

The second half of the encounter came to an end with the scoreline still 1-1 between Chelsea Vs Palmeiras after 90 minutes meaning they had to go in for another two halves more to determine a winner after an amazing normal time of football played.

Chelsea Vs Palmeiras Highlights

Both teams carried on in the extra time of the match which saw the Blues still doing more of the pressing as they got close on many occasions which saw Christian Pulisic attempt hitting the cross bar that could have easily been the lead which was much needed by the Premier League side going forward.

Kai Havertz scored from the penalty spot in the 117th minutes after a VAR decision saw an early foul remained which saw the German stepping up make it 2-1 as that was how thing carried on and ended with Chelsea lifting the FIFA Club World Cup against Palmeiras who were a good opponent after 120 minutes.

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