What happened in football today: May 30, 2021

De Bruyne suffered multiple facial fractures

Kevin De Bruyne suffered multiple facial fractures in the Champions League final.

The Manchester City midfielder had to leave the pitch in the second half of his side’s loss to Chelsea on Saturday night. He collided with defender Antonio Rudiger shortly before the hour mark.

De Bruyne had visible bruises on his face. He had to be replaced by Gabriel Jesus. The Belgian has now revealed the extent of his injury.

Tuchel close to new deal with Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel has hinted he is close to signing a new contract with Chelsea after their Champions League win.

The German signed an 18-month contract upon his appointment at Stamford Bridge in January. But he had an impressive five months in charge, leading Chelsea to fourth in the Premier League and glory against Manchester City on Saturday night.

Athleticism also understands that he spoke to Roman Abramovich for the second time on Sunday. Tuchel met the Chelsea owner on Saturday night after lifting the trophy.

He has publicly hinted that he is set to extend his contract to stay in west London.

Blackpool promoted to Championship after winning play-off final

Blackpool were promoted to the Championship after beating Lincoln City in the League One play-off final.

Neil Critchley’s side came from behind to win 2-1. Kenny Dougall pocketed twice either side of halftime to give his team the win.

The result sees them return to the second tier for the first time since May 2015.

Henry returns to Belgian Martinez squad ahead of Euro 2020

Thierry Henry is back in the Belgian team before the European Championship.

Henry, 43, was part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff between 2016 and 2018. He left after the World Cup but returned for the tournament this summer.

The former Arsenal striker’s previous role with Belgium was as assistant manager.

Wrexham confirm departure of manager Keates

Wrexham have confirmed the departure of manager Dean Keates after narrowly missing out on a place in the National League play-offs following a disappointing draw in their final game of the season.

Keates’ contract was due to expire at the end of the season and he was not offered an extension.

Co-Chairs Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds said: “We would like to thank Dean, Andy and Carl for all their hard work on behalf of the club, in sometimes difficult circumstances.”

It’s in Guardiola’s nature to try something new

After Manchester City lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday night, Athleticism Sam Lee has analyzed Pep Guardiola’s decision-making.

To learn more, go further below.

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