Chelsea emerge as Champions League winners
Chelsea emerged as the Champions League’s surprise winners after they took the German giants to penalties before defeating them 4-3 in dramatic penalty shoot-out fashion.
Thomas Muller put Bayern Munich in front with just 8 minutes left of the tie, but a thunderous header from Didier Drogba struck this year’s FA Cup winners back level with just 2 minutes of normal time remaining.
After a goalless extra-time, Chelsea emerged victors courtesy of a powerful Drogba spot-kick despite his side going a goal down early on in the shoot-out.
Didier Drogba told ITV: “They never give up until the end. This team is amazing.” he continued. “It was written, I think, a long time ago.
“I want to dedicate this cup to all the managers we’ve had before, all the players I’ve played with before.”
Drogba also hailed the performance of goalkeeper Petr Cech, who saved a penalty from Arjen Robben in extra-time and then also played a key part as Bayern missed twice in the shoot-out.
“When we have this guy in goal you have to believe,” Drogba stated.