Mateo Kovačić and Chelsea are Champions League winners after beating Manchester City 1-0 Saturday night in Porto!
Kovačić came off the bench in the 80th minute to help secure Chelsea’s second European title. More importantly from the Croatian side, a Croatian international now has won the Champions League NINE STRAIGHT YEARS! Starting with Mandžukić in 2013, Modrić, Rakitić, Lovren, and Perišić have all lifted the trophy in the past decade. Although Kovačić did lift it three times with Real Madrid, he was never a pivotal part of that team alongside Luka Modrić. This Chelsea victory will make it that much sweeter for him.