Antionio Rudiger and Trevor Chalobah have won FIFA Club World Cup for their English Club Chelsea in United Arab Emirates.
Chelsea Fans in Sierra Leone are extremely happy and proud for this great achievement as the club has claimed the only international silverware that was missing from its trophy case, winning the the 2022 FIFA Club world cup 2-1 after extra time againt Palmeiras.
A Kai Havertz penalty-kick conversion with just three minutes left in extra time helped the Blues avoid a deciding shootout and secure the outright win. It proved the difference, giving Chelsea its first FIFA Club World Cup after it lost the 2012 final to Brazilian side Corinthians.
European champion Chelsea looked on its way to winning the title when star forward Romelu Lukaku put the English side ahead on a clinical header in the 54th minute. But a Thiago Silva hand ball in the Chelsea box gave Palmeiras the opportunity to equalize from the penalty spot just 10 minutes later.
Chelsea brought in several attacking subs and threw plenty of numbers forward in an attempt to get the go-ahead goal, but the match seemed destined for a penalty-kick shootout before the Luan hand ball in the Palmeiras box deep in extra time. Australian referee Chris Beath consulted the video monitor and ultimately pointed to the spot for the second hand-ball penalty of the match.
The ensuing Havertz conversion was a harsh ending to the match for a Palmeiras side which battled gamely, supported by a large and vocal contingent of traveling supporters that dominated the atmosphere at Abu Dhabi’s Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium.