Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich celebrates Kai Havertz’s extra-time penalty winner in Club World Cup final vs Palmeiras

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ROMAN Abramovich put his hands together as a Kai Havertz penalty sealed the Club World Cup for Chelsea.

The billionaire Blues owner couldn’t hide his delight as his side edged out Palmeiras to become champions of the world.

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Kai Havertz sealed victory with a penalty in extra timeCredit: Getty
Roman Abramovich signalled his approval from the stands

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Roman Abramovich signalled his approval from the standsCredit: C4

Chelsea were made to work by their Brazilian rivals at Abu Dhabi’s Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium.

The sides were all square at 1-1 as the final went to extra time.

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for the Champions League winners on 55 minutes after a goalless first-half.

Palmeiras struck back just ten minutes later as Raphael Veiga fired home from the spot.

The Copa Libertadores champions were cheered on by a rowdy contingent of 15,000 travelling fans.

Yet when Havertz sent keeper Weverton the wrong way, with three minutes of extra-time left, the 15,000 Brazilian fans fell silent.

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The last European team to fail to win this competition were Chelsea themselves in 2012, when they lost to Corinthians – city neighbours of Palmeiras.

This year the Blues were playing against a team from the same country – even the same city – but at least they got a different result.

The win means Abramovich’s men have now claimed every trophy going while under the Russian’s ownership.

And with the 54-year-old rarely attending his team’s games these days, he was clearly chuffed to see this triumph in person.

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