The good times continue in the Chelsea Academy, this time with continental triumph, as Adi Viveash's charges defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 Monday afternoon in Switzerland to win the second edition of the UEFA Youth League.
Two strikes from captain Izzy Brown sandwiched Dominic Solanke's 34th goal of the season -- tying Tammy Abraham for the club lead -- and staked Chelsea to a 3-1 advantage after the first half ended all even 1-1. A late Shakhtar goal in stoppage times made things interesting for a moment, but Chelsea held on for the win and got to celebrate with a lovely trophy.
Champions of Europe, we know what they are!
Brad Collins | Jay Dasilva, Jake Clarke-Salter, Andreas Christensen, Ola Aina | Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Charlie Colkett | Jeremie Boga, Charly Musonda Jr, Izzy Brown | Dominic Solanke
Substitutes used: Tammy Abraham, Kasey Palmer
Substitutes not used: Jared Thompson, Fikayo Tomori, Kyle Scott, Ruben Sammut, Dujon Sterling
Adi Viveash, #CFCU19 manager: 'It was a very good final against tough opposition. I'm immensely proud of all of my players.'— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 13, 2015
Congrats to all!