Man of the match in Madrid, man of the match in London. While Chelsea beat Real on Wednesday night in the Champions League semi-final second leg (2-0), N’Golo Kanté was once again exceptional.
Victorious over Real Madrid on Wednesday night (2-0), Chelsea qualified for the Champions League final, and a question arises: is N’Golo Kanté’s trophy cabinet big enough? Already elected man of the match in the semi-final first leg last week, the French midfielder did it again at Stamford Bridge, once again receiving his little silver ball.
A guard of honor (or almost) at the exit of the stadium
A deserved reward? Absolutely. Second player in the classification of kilometers traveled (11.38 km), first in the classification of net opportunities created (3), the world champion made the penultimate pass on Werner’s first goal, the penultimate pass on Mount’s second goal, and could have even shaken the net in the second half if Valverde hadn’t made a superb comeback.
Obviously, all this earned him praise again. In England, in South Africa, where one of the most famous sports journalists in the country praised his ability to be “here, there, and everywhere”, but also in France, where the former middle Rennes Etienne Didot, to name only him, shouted his admiration on social networks.
Ah yes, N’Golo Kanté was also treated to the cheers of a few dozen Chelsea supporters when he left Stamford Bridge by car. A small and discreet vehicle, of course.