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N'Golo Kante Carried Off The Pitch After Carrying Chelsea To Champions League Victory

Alex Reid

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N'Golo Kante Carried Off The Pitch After Carrying Chelsea To Champions League Victory

N'Golo Kante produced one of the great Champions League final performances as he dominated the midfield in Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester City.

At full-time, following his herculean effort, unused substitute Kurt Zouma picked Kante up and carried him across the pitch like a giant baby. Appropriate after the French star had carried the Blues to victory.

He was later carried aloft by his teammates. Clearly after Kante covered every blade of grass during 90 minutes (plus injury time) his colleagues felt he deserved a rest.

In a game where Pep Guardiola did not pick a defensive midfielder, Kante gave a masterclass in the arts of a box-to-box man as he closed down, won possession and was always available when the Blues had the ball.

Kante was tireless. His highlight moment of many was an incredible, perfectly clean tackle from behind on Kevin De Bruyne as the City player headed towards goal just after half-time.

Kai Havertz scored the goal that gave Chelsea victory, latching on to Mason Mount's through ball and taking advantage of City's lax defending to round Ederson and calmly finish.

However it was Kante who was the man of the match as the humble midfielder was all over the park, while Chelsea defenders Antonio Rudiger and Reece James also had games to remember.

N'Golo Kante, take a bow (presumably when Zouma and has finally put you down).

Topics: Chelsea, Champions League, N'Golo Kante

Alex Reid
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