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Chelsea celebrate Kante’s Man of the Match Award

N’Golo Kante dropped other Champions League semi-final masterclass and left Stamford Bridge in a Mini Cooper.

Chelsea reached the Champions League final for the third time in their history after beating 13-time champions Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate, with Kante absolutely instrumental over the two legs.

He covered every blade of grass in the 1-1 draw at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium last week, before producing another Man of the Match display as Chelsea won 2-0 in the second leg courtesy of goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount.

While fasting for Ramadan, the World Cup winner buzzed around the pitch and made key tackles and interceptions as per usual – Luka Modric and Toni Kroos unable to influence the game as they normally would.

The former Leicester City midfielder played a crucial role in both goals. It was his superb link-up in midfield that led to Werner heading home the rebound after Kai Havertz’s deft dink kissed the crossbar

 

 

Then, in the 84th minute, he raced to win the second ball before playing in Christian Pulisic, who picked out Mount to set up an-English final with Manchester City.

Kante was rightly awarded another Man of the Match award for his marvellous display. And he showed just why he’s the most humble footballer around when he drove away in his Mini.

In footage posted on social media, the Frenchman was in his modest vehicle while Chelsea fans lined the streets and sang his name in sensational scenes.

No matter what team you support, you just can’t help but love Kante.

Kante could no doubt afford an Aston Martin or Range Rover but being a man of simple pleasures, he prefers cruising around in a little mini.

Explaining why he bought the Mini, Kante told BBC: “I was at Leicester City and it was my first car in England. One person advised a Mini, I tried and I liked it so I bought one.”

Kante purchased the white £20,000 Mini upon his arrival in England in 2015 and has driven it ever since – even turning up to training in it when there was a dent in the front wheel arch.

 

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