Chelsea Mauls Bayern To Lift Champions League Trophy

Chelsea has beaten Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties to win the Champions League on Saturday after the two sides ended in 1-1 at the end of extra-time of play.

The loss which left Bayern shattered as their dream of lifting their fifth European title in their home ground gave Chelsea the first lift in the Champions League.

In the 83rd minute of play, German international Thomas Mueller headed Bayern into a deserved lead until Didier Drogba in the 88th minute got an equalizer with a header.

In the penalty shoot-out, while Drogba conceded a penalty in the third minute of extra-time for a clumsy foul on Franck Ribery, former Chelsea player Arjen Robben saw his penalty saved by Petr Cech in the Chelsea goal.

Drogba stepped up to rifle home the winning penalty for Chelsea after earlier saving his side with an equalising goal two minutes from time to cancel out what looked like a winner from Thomas Mueller as the match finished at 1-1.

Bayern midfield maestro Bastian Schweinsteiger miss in their final kick gave Drogba a chance to clinch the shoot-out 4-3 just as Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech also saved brilliantly from Ivica Ovic to get Chelsea back into the shoot-out after Juan Mata had missed the Premier League side’s opening effort.

Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo has proved his efficiency in handling the players beyond reasonable doubts.

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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