Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich

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You just can’t make this stuff up

Unbelievable is an understatement. All odds against them, Chelsea found the will not only to survive but to overcome strong adversity, first in Barcelona and second, and most importantly, in Bayern Munich.

Stunning stuff. In the 83rd minute or thereabouts, Bayern send one into the net. A few minutes later, Drogba sends in the equalizer. In extra time, beginning of the first extra half, Drogba gives a penalty to Robben, but the former Chelsea man could not withstand the resolute Cech. The game went to penalties, where Mata followed Lahm only to be blocked by Neuer, giving Bayern a 1-nil advantage. David Luiz followed up Gomez’s strike with a cool one of his own, making it 2-1 Bayern. Neuer, yes, the Bayern keeper, calmly put in his strike only to be followed by Lampard. 3-2 Bayern. But then, as fate would have it, Bayern’s Olic gets blocked by Cech; Cole nets to make it 3-3. Schweinsteiger, the man who put the nail in the coffin against Real Madrid in the semifinals, stutter stepped on Cech only to be denied by the upright. In comes Drogba, the African Messiah as it were, to net the victory penalty and secure the European Cup for Chelsea.

It’s an amazing story of adversity, and it’s one for the history books. I’ll be buying whatever historical material I can on this 2011-2012 season. Unbelievable. Astonishing.

Time to celebrate!


Bosingwa: 2
Cahill: 2
David Luiz: 3
Drogba: 13
Ivanovich: 5
Kalou: 5
Lampard: 16
Malouda: 3
Mata: 11
Meireles: 5
Sturridge: 13
Ramires: 12
Terry: 7
Torres: 11
Goals for: 110
Goals against: 66