Chelsea defender, Cesar Azpilicueta from Spain, and club’s goalkeeper, Édouard Mendy, from Senegal have both made history tonight as the blues beat Palmeiras to lift the FIFA Club World Cup trophy for the first time.
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Édouard Mendy who recently lifted his first AFCON trophy on Sunday, 6th February 2022, became the first African player to win major trophies like;
Super Cup, Champions League, Club World and AFCON in one year.
On the other hand, Azpilicueta who captains and plays right-back or center-back for the blues, became the first player in the club to win all major trophies, which are available at Stamford Bridge, namely;
Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup, Super Cup and Club World Cup.
Chelsea defeated Palmeiras 2-1 in the FIFA Club World Cup final which was played at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Saturday, 12th Feb. 2022.
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Romelu Lukaku scored for Chelsea 10mins into the second half, before Raphael Veiga equalized for the Brazilian side nine minutes later from the spot-kick.
The match ended in a 1-1 draw after normal time but Kai Havertz netted a late penalty in the second half of extra-time to give Chelsea their first FIFA Club World Cup.
Chelsea will now face Crystal Palace in the Premier League in their next fixture on February 19, after their Saturday EPL game with Arsenal which was supposed to hold at Stamford Bridge was postponed.