Chelsea 2-1 Palmeiras: score, goals, highlights, FIFA Club World Cup
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CWC final: headlines
- Havertz puts Chelsea ahead from the spot in extra time
- Lukaku scores for 'The Blues' with a 55th minute header before the Sao Paulo side draw level from the spot
- Mason Mount forced off with injury
- Palmeiras looking to be first non European CWC winner in ten years
- Palmeiras great rivals Corinthians beat Chelsea in CWC final with 1-0 win in Japan in 2012
Cheers for your company tonight as we saw Chelsea win the FIFA CWC for the first time ever.
Commiserations to Palmeiras who were solid on the night and just seemed to tire in the extra time period.
That's it.... All over in Abu Dhabi...
Chelsea are FIFA Club World Cup champions !
A shame as the defender was playing so well, gives away the penalty and now sees red....
Free for Chelsea and a red for Luan
Luan did clip the player and may see red....
Time running out, maybe one more chance for the South American side. The game now fractured and Chelsea happy to take any rhythm from the contest.
Palmeiras coach Ferreira cautioned for his protests.
Three minutes of additional time it is.....Palmeiras bench far from happy with that...
Silva goes down with a head injury.
We await the fourth official's board to announce the added time.
All or nothing now for the Brazilian side as the clock ticks down...
Big chance for the English side to seal the title .... Luan carded too for his handball. Atuesta carded too....
And it's a spot kick for the English side as Luan handled.
Havertz with a great chance to seal it for Chelsea but the ball was nicked off his head from a Palmeiras defender. The Brazilian side on the ropes now.
Chelsea players appealing for a penalty...possible handball ?
VAR to be consulted
Werner shoots after a decent one-two with Pulisic but drills over.... Still no let-up in the tremendous noise level from the Palmeiras fans ... if ever a team had a 12th man !
Chelsea do look to be the fresher of the teams. Despite the Brazilian Serie A championship yet to start, the side from Sao Paulo have been involved in the State championship so are match fit.
Off we go for the last time in the second period of extra time. Is there a winner here in Abu Dhabi ?
Never before in the Club World Cup era, has the final been decided on penalty kicks! Will tonight's game buck that trend ?
The Australian ref. sounds the whistle and that's the end of the first period of half time.
Shots on target in the game so far - Chelsea 3-3 Palmeiras
Scarpa on the floor with an injury and may need medical attention.
Wesley carded and is the first caution of the night for a foul on Saul.
Final minute remain.... Will the CWC be decided on spot kicks?
Switch for Palmeiras and Dudu comes off with Navarro his replacement.
Three minutes left in this first spell of extra time and Mendy yet to touch the ball in the period.
Chelsea see the ball strike the woodwork but Werner was offside ahead of the move. The Premier League men have Palmeiras totally on the ropes now and tiredness looking like it's impacting the South American side more than the team from London SW6.
Palmeiras sitting back and it's very much a flashback of what we had in the first half with the Premier League side bossing things in terms of possession.
Players still looking sharp, little sign of tiredness kicking in ...Chelsea have made five subs to the three of Palmeiras
Chelsea picking up in extra time where the ended off at the end of the 90 minutes as the better looking side.
Extra time underway...
Sarr and Ziyech on for Chelsea as Kovacic and Christensen
Keeper is alert, fists away and the momentum of the move breaks down. Ref looks at his watch and sounds his whistle.....
Free for Chelsea as we head into the final minute of the game.... The Blues on the ascendancy now as extra-time looms. Another corner for the Londoners....
Pulisic to take....Chelsea still on the attack and Kovacic strikes high and wide....
Chelsea win a corner as Palmeiras are now pegged back.
5 minutes of time to be added
Palmeiras fans now deck the end behind Mendy's goal with green and white banners as the clock ticks towards the 90 minute mark.
Palmeiras on top now and have enjoyed the better of the contest since the equalizing goal. Five minutes left here in Abu Dhabi.
The 2019 Liverpool-Flamengo was the last CWC final to be resolved in extra time with Sadio Mane giving the 'Reds' the title in Doha. The game ending 1-0.
Wesley clipped by Rudiger as we enter the final ten minutes of normal time...The second half has been a far more balanced contest....
32, 871 official match attendance here in Abu Dhabi tonight.
Extra time looming as we head towards the 80 minute mark...
...changes too for Palmeiras as Wesley and Atuesta come on for Rony and Veiga
Lukaku off for the German and the former Atleti man comes on for Hudson-Odoi
Final 15 as Werner and Saul set to be brought on for the English side.
Great play from Chelsea as Kante, Lukaku and Pulisic combine well and the American player strikes the ball inches wide.
Palmeiras enjoying a good spell with the wind in their sales following the goal. Veiga shoots and the ball is straight at Mendy, he does seem to have developed a problem and looks like his time tonight may be over.
Palmeiras defender Luan has been a rock tonight as Havertz from an acute angle goes close to bagging a second for the English side.
The Brazilian side have the bit between their teeth now as the Palmeiras fans are in raptures following the goal.
Big moment for the Brazilian outfit as Mendy faces Viega ... the Brazilian steps up and slots home .... Goooooool for Palmeiras !!!!
Thiago Silva the offender
Decision is a spot kick for the Brazilian side....
Ze Rafael off for the Brazilian side with Jailson his replacement
Pulisic goes close as the American pulls the ball inches wide
Gooooooool. Lukaku heads home to give Chelsea an advantage in Abu Dhabi. Fine assist from Hudson-Odoi and the Belgian rises well to head past Weverton.
Some very solid drumming from the Palmeiras fans here tonight... Ringo Starr, Phil Collins etc would be impressed....
Very little for Lukaku to get excited about this evening with the Belgian international being well controlled by Luan and the Palmeiras rear-guard.
Extra time and a shoot-out are on the cards should the game end level at the end of 90-120 minutes.
Rudiger sees space and has an effort from long range but nothing of concern as Weverton lets the ball drift wide.
Frantic start to the second period with both sides playing with a high tempo as Chelsea win a dangerous free. Hudson-Odoi takes but straight into the hands of Weverton.
The sides return to the pitch at the stadium here in Abu Dhabi. No apparent changes at the break as the Brazilian side start the second half.
So, a first 45' with clear cut goal scoring chances at a premium and ironically with was the Brazilian side who came closer with a fine effort from Dudu.
Another corner and Silva heads over again. The whistle sounds for the interval.
Kovacic fires from range and forces Weverton to palm wide. Corner for 'the Blues' as Silva heads over from the corner.
0 shots on target for Chelsea to the just one from the Serie A side!
We'll have three minutes of additional time...
The game has developed a clear pattern of Chelsea probing and retaining the bulk of possession with Palmeiras soacking up the pressure and looking to strike on the break.
Five minutes of the half remain and Danilo has a pop from long range but it's a wayward hit and sails into row Z of the stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Weverton fists the ball away from danger but was caught by Pulisic as he cleared his lines. The keeper seemed to fall akwardly.
Dangerous free for Chelsea as Pulisic shapes to take... The American shoots and drives the ball high and over the bar.
Pulisic looking threatening with every ball he picks up as Danilo almost put through his own goal follwoing solid play from the USMNT player.
Forced sub for Chelsea as Pulisc comes on for the injured Mason Mount
FIFA chief, Mr. Gianni Infantino is present in Abu Dhabi this evening and will be enlisted to present the trophy post game. Chelsea with the bulk of the ball but the best chance of the night has fallen to Palmeiras through the Dudu strike.
Great chance for Palmeiras as they break with pace and at the crucial moment Dudu loses his footing and screws the ball wide. Two scares from Dudu now for the Serie A outfit.
Havertz has a go from range but drills the ball wide of the goal being marshaled by Weverton.
Possession stats very telling showcasing the dominance that Chelsea are enjoying as we pass the 25 minute mark.
Great strike from Dudu as the Palmeiras man almost finds the top corner from long range. Better now from the men from Sao Paulo....
Three of the past four finals in the CWC have ended 1-0 with Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Al Ain being the exception. Tonight's contest looks like being a tightly fought affair but as things stand it's the side from London who look the stronger side.
Pressure for Chelsea now as Palmeiras win a dangerous free. Scarpa to take and Chelsea clear. The ball eventually falls into Mendy's hands and the move breaks down.
Free for Chelsea and Mason Mount opts to shoot which was rather ambitios....
Palmeiras unable to secure any decent spell of possession as the side from London it is who are in total control now. Hodson-Odoi almost finds César Azpilicueta at the back post.
Still neither keeper called into action yet. Both teams finding their way in the game with the men in blue dominating.
Palmeiras forced to defend as Hudson-Odoi as the Chelsea man sees a shot blocked as he shaped to shoot.
A chant of Palmeir-as, Palmeir-as on loop now from the Brazilian fans.... Chelsea however enjoying the bulk of possession in the opening stage.
Corner for Palmeiras as the ref. just has a word with both sets of players after a bit of jostling in the box. Poor corner and the ball is dead for a Chelsea kick out.
Looks like a full house too at the 42,000 capacity Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium
Early pressure from Chelsea as Palmeiras finally clear the danger. All the noise being generated by the green and white clad supporters. Big, big numbers of Brazilians here totally dwarfing those of the Premier League side.
Both sides looking to replace Bayern as Club World Cup champions after the Bundesliga side fought off Tigres last year in Qatar.
All set in Abu Dhabi ...Abel Ferreira on the bench for Palmeiras and Tuchel already here in UAE as we get underway ..... Chelsea start the game...
The teams take to the field in Abu Dhabi. Just over 5 minutes away from kick-off
Great atmosphere in the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium with many, many Brazilian fans as they want to witness their sides first ever appearance in a CWC final.
CWC final: weather
It's a mild evening in Abu Dhabi with a current temperature of 23C/73F ...ideal conditions for players and fans alike with 0% rainfall forecast.
Chelsea will be in their classic all blue kit this evening with Palmeiras set to sport their away white shirt with green shorts.
Patch to Abu Dhabi:
Chelsea beat fellow Premier League rivals Manchester City 1-0 in Oporto last May in the 2021 Champions League final to advance to the FIFA CWC.
Brazil's Palmeiras saw off stiff resistance from fellow Serie A side Flamengo with a 2-1 AET win. Striker Deyverson was the hero bagging the winner for the men in green and white.
CWC final: match official
Chris Beath (Australia) has been selected to oversee today's final in Abu Dhabi.
Al-Ahly claim 3rd place at CWC
In the third-fourh place game played earlier today, Egypt's Al-Ahly were too strong for Saudi's Al-Hilal running out with a 0-4 win.
Tuchel joins Chelsea ahead of Club World Cup final
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has joined up with his team in Abu Dhabi ahead of today's Club World Cup final after testing negative for COVID-19, the Premier League club have confirmedy.
Tuchel, who tested positive last week, was forced out to sit out Chelsea's 2-1 win over Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup as well as a 1-0 semi-final win over Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal in the Club World Cup on Wednesday.
"Our head coach ... was able to fly out to the United Arab Emirates on Friday, having been cleared to travel after following protocol and providing a negative test result," Chelsea said in a statement.
"He has now joined his players and staff, arriving at Chelsea's Abu Dhabi base in the evening local time, shortly after the squad's last training session before tomorrow's Club World Cup final."
Both Chelsea and Palmeiras reached the competition's final after the pair overcame sides from the Middle East and North Africa, respectively, against Al Hilal and Al Ahly. Romelu Lukaku's goal proved decisive in Wednesday's semi-final win over Saudi side Al-Hilal, while Palmeiras reached the final thanks to a 2-0 victory over Al Ahly.
FIFA Club World Cup finalists Palmeiras will undoubtedly feel the pressure ahead of the Chelsea showdown on Saturday at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium after their and will look to city rivals Corinthians as inspiration as the last non-European club to bag the title.
The action at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi gets underway at 17:30 CET/11:30 ET.
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