Kansas City Chiefs beat Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl LVII

Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 and win Super Bowl LVII, after an exciting game tied until 11 seconds to go

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Kansas City Chiefs beat Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl LVII

Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 and win Super Bowl LVII, after an exciting game tied until 11 seconds to go, when a set kick ensured the victory for the team of Patrick Mahomes, the first African-American quarterback to win the American football grand final twice.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Jalen Hurts broke the Super Bowl record for most yards rushing by him in a Super Bowl: 65, to 64 by Steve McNair, who held the record for 23 years. The historic first challenge between African quarterbacks went to Patrick Mahomes, considered the heir to Tom Brady and nominated for the second MVP.

However, his rival Jalen Hurts broke the record for the number of yards rushing by a player with his position in a Super Bowl: 65, against 64 by Steve McNair, who held the record for 23 years.

Kansas City Chiefs beat Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl LVII

Eagles, thanks to a phenomenal Hurts, immediately took the lead and, barring a momentary equalizer in the middle of the first half, led the game until the third time (27 to 21), after closing before the break on 24 at 14.

Then Mahomes took the chair, despite a previous knee contusion from a tackle: with two perfect throws for an unmarked Toney he first propitiated the overtaking (28 to 27) and then the draw (35 to 27). The Eagles equalized 4' from the end and the Chiefs won in the final seconds.

Pregnant Rihanna ignited the Half Time show with an explosive performance. The pop star showed up in a red-on-red Loewe jumpsuit with Alaïa quilt and Pieter Mulier gloves, the singer said that becoming a mother to a now nine-month-old baby had encouraged her to return to the stage.

The scenography is impressive, with a mobile stage that rises and falls like those of the army of dancers that surrounded it, all in white and hooded with dark sunglasses. For her, applause and ovations amidst fireworks, for an event that kept over 100 million Americans glued to the TV, including VIPs, millionaire commercials with personalities from sports and entertainment.

She said: "When you become a mom there is something that happens inside you, a moment when you think you can conquer the world. And the Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages, so on the one hand it scares you, but on the other it is the greatest challenge of all: and it is important that my son sees it."

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