Chelsea Beats Bayern to Become European Champions 2011/2012
Chelsea wins their first ever UEFA Champions league title!
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Didier Drogba was the hero as Chelsea shattered Bayern Munich’s Champions League dream here at the Allianz Arena on Saturday with victory in a nail-biting penalty shoot-out.
Drogba emerged as the saviour scoring the equalizing goal for his Chelsea side in the dying minutes of the normal 90minutes cancelling Bayern’s lead courtesy Thomas Mueller and pushing the match into extra time at 1 all.
Bayern appeared the most likely to annex the trophy following several attempts on goal. After the 30minutes of fierce battle between the two which saw a full display of entertaining soccer even with a penalty miss by Arjen Robben, the penalty kicks were set to decide the ultimate winners.
For Bayern, it would have been their fifth UEFA title whilst Chelsea, their first.
Considering the fact that it was a Bayern Home ground, many thought it was a done deal but Chelsea were in to pull a surprise to all.
It was Chelsea’s Juan Mata that saw the first miss, giving more hope to Bayern Munich of their ability to easily take the trophy. For Chelsea, all hope was not lost as they strived hard to if for nothing at all lost gloriously.
Like a flash of lightning, Bayern’s midfield maestro Bastian Schweinsteiger and Iviva Ovic missed their spot kicks putting them one less an opportunity to take the UEFA champions league title behind Chelsea.
The decider was the last kick to be taken by no other than the 34-year old Ivorian international Didier Drogba. With ease, Drogba converted the kick into a goal resulting in an assurance of having both hands on the much desired trophy at 4-3 against Bayern Munich.
This left Bayern’s champion’s league hopes shattered as there was nothing else to be done, Chelsea had reached the feat and clung the title.
Most streets in the German capital were amazingly quite than expected and German beer nowhere to be found. Indeed, Bayern played so well from the sound of the commencing whitsle till the end of all proceeding getting over 60% possession but as some say, luck was just not on their side, losing to The Blues from London.
Great celebrations for Chelsea, the first time ever taking the UEFA Champions League Title and with coach Roberto Di Matteo
CHELSEA; UEFA Champions League Winners 2011/2012
Celebrations at the Allianz Arena