Tuchel makes history with UCL final spot

UEFA Champions League

Thomas Tuchel has become the first-ever manager to qualify for back-to-back UEFA Champions League finals with two different clubs.

The German coach wrote his name into the competition's history books on Wednesday when he guided Premier League side Chelsea to this season's final with a 3-1 aggregate victory over record 13-time champions Real Madrid.

In doing so, Tuchel became the first manager to feature in successive finals in the competition with two different clubs after taking Paris Saint-Germain to the same stage last season, where the Ligue 1 giants narrowly lost out to Bayern Munich.

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The 47-year-old will be hoping to go one step further this time around when his Blues meet Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, who qualified by virtue of a 4-1 aggregate victory over PSG in their semi-final clash, in the final.

Chelsea are previous winners of the competition after claiming the coveted trophy for the first time during the 2011/12 campaign, while the Citizens will be making their first appearance in the final of the competition.

The showpiece match is set to take place in Istanbul on 29 May, and will be just the third all-English final in the Champions League's history, following Liverpool's triumph over Tottenham Hotspur two seasons ago and Manchester United's win over Chelsea in 2008.

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