The Blues took hold of their second Champions League title last night after recording an impressive victory over Man City in Portugal
For the second time as Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich got to watch his side claim the biggest prize in European football.
The Russian flew into Porto for last night’s Champions League final against Manchester City and, like Blues fans across the world, was a nervous spectator throughout.
The contest was settled by Kai Havertz’s first-half goal and after the full-time whistle was blown and the wild celebrations began on the pitch, Abramovich left his seat and made his way down to tunnel. He would want to watch the Blues lift the trophy at ground level.
Abramovich waited by the entrance to the tunnel at the Estadio do Dragao to congratulate every Chelsea player as they headed into the dressing room. His biggest greeting, though, was reserved for Cesar Azpilicueta.
The Spaniard and Abramovich shared a warm embrace before Azpilicuta, as captured by Chelsea’s in-house media, said: “It’s yours. I don’t know where the trophy is, but I’ll bring it to you.”
Azpilicueta moved away from Abramovich before returning seconds later, trophy very much not in hand. No matter. And he decided to ask the Chelsea owner a rather simple question: “Are you happy?”
With a big smile on his face, Abramovich replied to him: “Yeah, of course. Absolutely.”