Didier Drogba makes winning penalty kick, Chelsea wins UEFA Champions League final over Bayern Munich

Drogba and Chelsea are the new UEFA Champions League winners

5/19/12 in Soccer   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

Blog Photo - Didier Drogba makes winning penalty kick, Chelsea wins UEFA Champions League final over Bayern MunichIn an incredible match for the ages, Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League final over Bayern Munich in a 4-3 penalty shootout, after they finished regulation in a 1-1 draw.

Bayern Munich dominated much of the game, dominating the time of possession in the first half (60%-40%) and drawing first blood with a goal in the 83rd minute on a Thomas Müller header.

Unfortunately for Bayern Munich, Chelsea suddenly woke up and responded only 5 minutes later with a Didier Drogba header that found the back of the net.

They battled through extra time, only to remain knotted up at 1-1.

In penalty kicks, Bayern Munich jumped out to an early lead as Chelsea missed their first penalty kick. However, Chelsea goalie Petr Cech made an outstanding save and then Bayern star Bastian Schweinsteiger hit the post on another shot, and Chelsea converted the rest of their kicks, culminating in Drogba's match winner.

This is the first time Chelsea has won the UEFA Champions League final. Their first and only previous appearance was in 2008, when they ironically lost on penalty kicks.
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