Chelsea vs Palmeiras Live Reddit Score 12/2/2022
Brazilian side Palmeiras overcame Al Ahly 2-0 and will be very competitive with the Blues in what should be an enthralling final. Chelsea lost the Club World Cup final to Corinthians in 2012 and will be desperate to win the one trophy which has alluded them so far. Thomas Tuchel will also have the chance to win his third trophy as Chelsea boss, having won the Champions League and Super Cup last year. Chelsea are one win away from a first Club World Cup title as they prepare to take on Brazilian side Palmeiras in this weekend’s final. The Blues lost in the final of their only previous Club World Cup appearance, beaten by another Brazilian outfit, Corinthians, in 2012.
Chelsea booked their spot in this year’s Club World Cup by winning their second Champions League title, triumphing over Manchester City in the final in Porto as Kai Havertz netted the only goal of the game. Despite winning the UEFA Super Cup on penalties against Villarreal to begin the new season on a high, Thomas Tuchel’s side may be questioning their aims at this point of the campaign, now finding themselves 11 points off the summit of the Premier League table after 22 games. On the back of an important 2-0 league win over Tottenham Hotspur, halting a potential winless run in the English top flight, the Blues met third-tier Plymouth Argyle in their final game prior to the Club World Cup, and Tuchel’s men required extra time to scrape through with a 2-1 victory, with Marcos Alonso eventually netting the decisive goal after the Pilgrims took a lead in normal time.
They then travelled to Abu Dhabi to take on Al-Hilal on Wednesday, and Romelu Lukaku’s close-range finish made the difference between the sides, firing the London club into Saturday’s final. With Tuchel absent from the touchline due to a positive COVID-19 test, Chelsea will look to secure their first Club World Cup title after falling to Corinthians in the final of their only previous appearance in 2012. They take on a Palmeiras side also looking to avenge their failure on the global stage after dropping out in the semi-final of last year’s tournament. Following that disappointment, Palmeiras became the first side to retain the Copa Libertadores trophy since 2001 last season, as they defeated fellow Brazilian giants Flamengo 2-1 in a dramatic final thanks to Deyverson’s extra-time winner.
In a stellar campaign, the Alviverde finished third in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, and they have kicked off the new term in similar fashion, winning three and drawing one of their opening four regional outings in the Campeonato Paulista in their search for a 26th title. Abel Ferreira’s side impressed in their Club World Cup semi-final too, defeating Al Ahly 2-0 with Raphael Veiga and Dudu getting on the scoresheet, lining them up for a tough clash with Chelsea as a result. The 10-time Brazilian champions will now look to end their nation’s 10-year wait for a Club World Cup triumph and take the trophy back to South America to cap off a strong two-year spell on all fronts.
Chelsea asked more questions than it answered with its performance on Wednesday against Al Hilal. The Blues squeaked into the final of the FIFA Club World Cup with a 1-0 win over the Saudi Arabian club in a game that was anything but comfortable. It was the same old song and dance from the reigning European Champions as they failed to put a game away late after taking a lead. This allowed Al Hilal to grow in confidence and if not for the heroics of Kepa Arrizabalaga, this article would’ve previewed a meaningless match between Chelsea and Al Ahly for third place. Nevertheless, that isn’t the case.
If a casual spectator decided to sit through either of Chelsea’s last two showdowns, he or she would have surely noticed the subdued nature of the Blues’ sideline. This is because the Blues’ fearless—and loud—leader has been stuck in isolation back in London. Tuchel tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the game against Plymouth and he has yet to join up with the team. Only the players can attest to the impact it’s had on the squad throughout the games, especially because he’s still been able to relay managerial decisions to his staff via real-time video calls, but it’s safe to infer there is that certain spark missing without the gaffer physically present.
NAME: Chelsea – Palmeiras
DATE: 12 Feb 2022
TIME: 16:30 UTC
VENUE: Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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