Goal scorer Havertz in dreamland after tough season

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Chelsea’s German midfielder Kai Havertz lifts the Champions League trophy after Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Dragao stadium in Porto on May 29, 2021. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP)

PORTO, Portugal – A season that at times must have felt like a nightmare for German youngster Kai Havertz ended in dreamland when his goal sealed a 1-0 win for Chelsea over Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday.

The 21-year-old struck in the 42nd minute to give underdog Chelsea a deserved victory, instantly repaying a large chunk of the club-record 72 million pounds ($102.23 million) he cost the club when he joined from Bayer Leverkusen last summer.

With impeccable timing he scored his first-ever Champions League goal, racing on to Mason Mount’s…

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