After winning Chelsea winning the FIFA Club World Cup earlier yesterday, So many record and history was broken and rewriting after the encounter with Brazilian counterparts.
With his Club World Cup-winning goal against Palmeiras on Saturday, Chelsea’s Kai Havertz shattered Lionel Messi’s 11-year record.
Havertz broke an 11-year record set by former Barcelona star Lionel Messi by scoring in both the 2020/2021 Champions League final and the FIFA Club World Cup final on Saturday.
On Saturday, the Germany international was the hero for Thomas Tuchel’s side, as his 117th-minute penalty was all the Blues needed to win their first season title.
Early in the second half, Romelu Lukaku gave the Blues the lead, but Raphael Veiga’s penalty for the South American champions cancelled out the goal.
FIFA Club World Cup: Kai Havertz breaks 11year record Of Messi after goal against Palmeiras
However, after the ball struck the arm of defender Luan Garcia, who was sent off three minutes later, Havertz scored the game-winning penalty kick in the final.
Last May, Havartz scored the game’s only goal as Chelsea defeated Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the Champions League final.
With his penalty goal against Palmeiras on Saturday, he shattered Lionel Messi’s 11-year record.
Back in 2011, Messi was the last player to score in both the Champions League and following Club World Cup finals.
The Argentine great scored in Barcelona’s 3-1 victory against Manchester United in the Champions League final that year.
Messi then went on to score a brace in the Team World Cup final, a 4-0 thrashing of Brazilian club Santos.
No other player had scored in the Champions League and Club World Cup finals in nearly a decade before Havertz surpassed the record on Saturday.
Kai Havertz has rewriting the book of history and look forward to go a long way before being broken again. Don’t forget anything can happen in football.