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Champions League: Thomas Tuchel works his magic as Chelsea reach all-English final

Chelsea will meet Manchester City in the second all-English Champions League final in three seasons. Thomas Tuchel masterminded another big win for Chelsea, whose German striker Timo Werner scored the opener.

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