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Thomas Tuchel's secured a historic win at the Estadio do Dragao on Saturday night as a 42nd-minute goal from German international Kai Havertz denied Pep Guardiola's Manchester City their first major European title.
It was a night to remember for many, including the ever-impressive Kante, who was named Man of the Match after a tireless performance in Chelsea's midfield.
The humble Frenchman was the talk of social media both during and after the game. He 'pocketed' Kevin de Bruyne throughout the final, refused to waste time in the final minutes and gave the Champions League trophy a shy and awkward pat.
I swear Kante is the best human on earth :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/ODEQ2VpOZv- VP (@VPinthecut) May 29, 2021
Moments after touching the trophy, the modest midfielder walked to the back of the group as club captain Cesar Azpilicueta lifted the famous trophy aloft alongside his teammates. Kante, meanwhile, couldn't be seen by those watching at home.
Well, that's until defender Kurt Zouma lifted his 5ft 6in teammate in the air so he could get the recognition he deserved.
Trying to sleep and all I can think about is Zouma lifting Kante up in the celebrations pic.twitter.com/jg6XDHO97B- beth • :star::star: (@kingkaifc) May 31, 2021
I don't like Chelsea but this for me was the best part of it on the news then,N'Golo Kante getting lifted up by Kurt Zouma so he could see what was going on...it was like a father lifting his son up to get a better view.Pmsl pic.twitter.com/LTkGicbA0Z- Vinny Cooney (@VinnyCooney1) May 30, 2021
It was no less than he deserved. Kante delivered a man of the match display in Chelsea's Champions League final victory and proved impossible to pass - even winning the most aerial duels for his side as he ran tirelessly throughout the night.
As you can see from the below compilation of his performance, he was relentless at breaking up Man City's attack.
:movie_camera: ' N'Golo Kanté vs. Manchester City.- :flag_nl: (@FDJChief) May 29, 2021
What a performance from the man of the match! The world's best CDM no doubt :fire::fire:
What a performance. What a player. Does he deserve to be in contention for the Ballon d'Or?
Let us know in the comments.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/BT Sport
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