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Cesar Azpilicueta etches name indellibly into history books as Chelsea crowned Club World Cup champions


Chelsea star Cesar Azpilicueta has, on Saturday evening, secured for himself an altogether special piece of history, on the back of the club’s triumph at the Club World Cup.

Thomas Tuchel’s troops of course marked their return to action a short time ago.

After getting the better of Saudi outfit Al-Hilal in midweek, the Blues turned their attentions towards a showdown with Brazilian heavyweights Palmeiras, for the title of world football’s standout club.

And, when all was said and done, Chelsea, just, managed to get the job done.

After Romelu Lukaku’s opener early in the 2nd-half was swiftly cancelled out by Palmeiras’ Raphael Veiga, proceedings at The Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium were sent to extra time.

Then, just when it appeared as though the two sides were set to remain deadlocked through 120 minutes, Chelsea struck, on this occasion decisively.

Kai Havertz, who too netted the winner in last season’s Champions League final, proved the man on target, stepping up to the spot to slot calmly beyond Weverton in the Palmeiras goal, clinching Club World Cup glory for his side in the process:

Azpi makes history

Whilst, of course, Chelsea’s triumph on Saturday night marks a special one for the club as a whole, as alluded to above, it has proven particularly noteworthy for one specific member of Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

The player in question? Cesar Azpilicueta.

As confirmed on the back of the action coming to a close in Abu Dhabi, Spanish international Azpilicueta has tonight etched his name indellibly into the history books of Chelsea Football Club.

This comes with the veteran stopper the only player in the club’s storied history to have secured all seven pieces of silverware up for grabs over the course of his stint in west London:


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