Chelsea Dazes Bayern Munich To Lift Champions League Trophy!

The final of the 2012 edition of the UEFA Champions League lived up to its billing. The battle was epic as both Bayern Munich and Chelsea gave it their all.

The goalless first half saw the Londoners playing a defensive game and trying to ward off the onslaught of the Germans who were playing at home.

As at the end of the first half, Bayern Munich had 16 goal attempts against Chelsea’s 2 and while the Germans played 8 corner kicks, Chelsea played none.

Chelsea resumed their defensive game in the second half. The game dragged on with Bayern making dangerous incursions and much of the job was on Ashley Cole and the rest of the Chelsea defence.

A difference came in the 83rd minute as Thomas Muller headed in Frank Ribery’s cross from the left side producing a beauty of a goal that left Petr Cech wondering.

The goal seemed to spur the Londoners as Chelsea won their first corner kick of the match some four minutes later. The corner kick was taken by Mata and was beautifully converted by Didier Drogba who headed it home beautifully thus forcing the match to go into extra time after it ended one-all in regulation time.

Bayern Munich had also missed an opportunity to wrap it all up as Arjen Robben missed a penalty kick.

The 30 minutes extra time produced no goals and the match eventually went into penalties.

While Juan Mata , Ivica Ollic and Bastian Schweinseiger lost their kicks and the scores stood at 3 all, Didier Drogba who scored the equalizer scored the winning penalty kick for the Blues,

 

Author: NewsAdmin

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