Biggest upset in the Champions League final
Miracle in Munich: Chelsea beat Bayern Munich in their own stadium to win the competition for the first time.
Under interim manager Roberto Di Matteo after the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea have beaten Napoli, Benfica and Barcelona in dramatic fashion on their way to an unexpected victory.
After a heartbreaking loss in the final on penalties in Moscow in 2008, Chelsea must go through without semi-final suspensions of Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles, Ramirez and John Terry. I didn’t. Their absence exacerbated injury concerns.
Chelsea managed to get through the match and on several occasions seemed very unlikely to survive, but when Thomas Müller gave Bayern the lead in the 83rd minute, they looked dead and buried…and Actually it was, but it was because of the effort of Didier Drogba who scored the equalizer at the end. The game went to overtime.
But Drogba’s script wasn’t finished yet. In what would be his last game before leaving the club, he conceded a penalty but was saved by Petr Cech, who sent off his former team-mate Arjen Robben.
Finishing in the most Hollywood style, Čech saved penalties from Ivica Olic and Bastian Schweinsteiger to give the legendary Ivorian a chance to score the winning penalty.
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