Today marks 7 years since Chelsea won the greatest prize in club football. Never in our wildest dreams did we think this was possible especially with manager Andre Villas-Boas being sacked mid season. It would be up to Roberto Di Matteo to take charge with Eddie Newton as his assistant.

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After beating Valencia 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in the last group stage game to qualify for the knockout stage we would face Napoli. Losing 3-1 away we went on to beat them 4-1 at Stamford Bridge after extra time. We then went on to beat Benfica home and away which then set a mouthwatering semi final against Barcelona. A 1-0 Chelsea victory in the first leg set up a classic in the return at the Nou Camp.

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2-0 down on the night and John Terry being sent off looked to have ended our Champions League dreams. Ramires pulled one back with a glorious chip. Whilst defending for our lives we caught them on the break in the final minute allowing Fernando Torres to run half the length of pitch to round the goalkeeper. Remarkably we won the tie 3-2 on aggregate.

It was now all set up for a Bayern Munich v Chelsea Champions League Final to be played in Munich. Chelsea were the clear underdogs going into the final and had several key players missing through injury and suspension. It didn’t help that captain John Terry was one of them.

Chelsea Team:

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Cech, Bosingwa, David Luiz, Cahill, A.Cole, Kalou (Torres 84), Mikel, Lampard, Bertrand (Malouda 73), Mata, Drogba

Bayern Munich Goal:

Muller (83)

Chelsea Goal:

Drogba (88)

Penalty Shoot Out:

Bayern Munich

Lahm ✅ Gomez ✅ Neuer ✅ Olic ❌ Schweinsteiger ❌

Chelsea:

Mata ❌ David Luiz ✅ Lampard ✅ A.Cole ✅ Drogba ✅

Venue:

Allianz Arena

Attendance:

69,901

Key Moments In The Game:

83 minutes:

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A Thomas Muller header had put Bayern in front with just seven minutes remaining. With Chelsea having limited chances it didn’t look good at this stage of the game.

88 minutes:

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Chelsea got their first corner of the game. Swung in by Juan Mata and Didier Drogba beating his man heading into the roof of the net in front of the Chelsea fans.

95 minutes (extra time):

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Five minutes into extra time Drogba made a clumsy challenge and conceded a penalty. Ex Chelsea player Arjen Robben stepped up and his spot kick was saved by Petr Cech.

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Chelsea went on to win 4-3 on penalties in the shootout thanks to crucial saves from Petr Cech and Drogba scoring the decider.

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Let’s hope we can bring another European trophy back to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 29th May!

Come On Chelsea!

Written By Chris Wright

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