The Blues’ 2-0 win over Real Madrid in the semi-finals’ second leg on Wednesday saw Chelsea make Champions League history.
Chelsea now have a foot in the Champions League final, but not just in men’s football. The Blues’ women’s team have also made it to the final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League (UWCL).
In this, Chelsea make Champions League history. They are the first club in the history of the competition to have both the men’s and the women’s team reach the Champions League final together in the same season.
So, for the first time, the Champions League finals will host UCL and UWCL finalists of the same club.
Novel coach Thomas Tuchel’s dream run as a Chelsea boss led them to a Champions League final.
After playing a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first leg, Chelsea entered the final on Wednesday night.
The Premier League giants beat Real by a 2-0 tally to then advance to the final on a 3-1 aggregate.
The Blues will now participate in an all-English final against Manchester City in Istanbul later this month.
Chelsea will thus enjoy their third appearance in the UCL summit clash, and their first after their win in 2012.
Meanwhile, the Blues’ women registered their first win in six UEFA Women’s Champions League semi-final games.
Under the tutelage of head coach Emma Hayes, they defeated Bayern Munich in the semi-final stage.
The Bavarian giants’ women’s team actually had a 2-1 lead coming into the second leg.
However, the Chelsea women reversed the status quo when they beat Bayern with a whopping 4-1 tally.
Fran Kirby scored a brace, with one goal at the very beginning and one at the very end. Ji So-yun and Pernille Harder each scored a goal for Chelsea too so as to reach a 5-3 aggregate win.
The Chelsea women’s team are thus all set to take on Barcelona later this month.
Both Chelsea and Barcelona have lifted the women’s Champions League title.
However, if Chelsea are the winners, they will be the first club to have clinched both the men’s and women’s UEFA Champions Leagues.