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Havertz joined Messi in an exclusive club in Chelsea’s Club World Cup win


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Chelsea star Kai Havertz has, on Saturday evening, joined one of world football’s all-time greats in the history books of the European game.

Havertz, of course, joined the rest of Thomas Tuchel’s troops in returning to the pitch a short time ago.

This came with Chelsea, on the back of a hard-fought downing of Saudi outfit Al-Hilal during the week, having gone head-to-head with South American champions Palmeiras, for the Club World Cup title.

And, when all was said and done, it was that man Havertz who proved decisive in adding the latest piece of silverware to an ever-growing collection back in west London.

After proceedings in Abu Dhabi were sent to extra time owing to Raphael Veiga cancelling out Romelu Lukaku’s opener, Chelsea were handed the chance to put Palmeiras away once and for all from the penalty spot with a full 117 minutes on the clock.

And Havertz made no mistake with his ensuing effort, sending Weverton the wrong way to seal a special night in the history of the Pensioners.

Messi joined

As alluded to above, though, Havertz’s winner, as well as proving decisive from a collective standpoint for Chelsea, also proved a noteworthy one for the German from an individual perspective.

This comes with Havertz having joined 7-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi in an altogether exclusive club.

As per statisticians Opta, Chelsea’s up-and-coming attacker is the first player since Messi back in 2011 to bag the winner in both the Champions League and the ensuing FIFA Club World Cup final:


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