Chelsea stunned Bayern Munich, Saturday night, to win thethe Champions League for the first time after a penalty shoot-out in the Allianz Arena after a tension-soaked final had ended 1-1 after extra time. Drogba who had scored the equalising goal also scored the winning penalty kick.
Read through the Live update below to relive the match.
Following Chelsea’s victory tonight, Tottenham FC, who came fourth in the Premier League will play in the Europa league next season as Chelsea takes Englands fourth slot.
Chelsea have ended this season on the high winning both the FA cup and the Champions League.
Gary Cahill may the the happiest man on the pitch. The club he played for as at December 2011, have been relegated from the Premiership. Now, he is a Champions league winner.
Thomas Muller must be very sad. Bayern Munich have ended the season trophyless after losing both the German League and German Cup to Borrusia Dortmund
22:48 Chelsea FC is the football king of Europe. Chelsea players lift the 2012 cup.
PENALTY KICK Bayern Munich (1)(1)(1)(0)(0) Chelsea FC (0)(1)(1)(1)(1)
22:28 Bayern loses fifth penalty, Drogba scores for Chelsea. CHELSEA is crested on the 2012 UEFA Champions league cup
22:27 Bayern loses fourth penalty, Chelsea scores, levels up
22:26 Bayern’s goalkeeper scores third penalty. Chelsea scores too (Lampard)
22:25 Bayern scoers second kick, David Luiz scores for Chelsea
22:23 Bayern scores first penalty, Chelsea misses
22:22 Baryen to take the first penalty kick.
22:17 The last Champions league final decided by penalties saw Chelsea lose to Manchester United in 2008. John Terry who missed the most crucial penalty for Chelsea (the decider) is suspended for today’s game.
22:14 End of extra time. Bayern 1:1 Chelsea FC Match will be decided by penalty kicks.
22:11 Csech confidently saves a Robben free kick
22:08 Robben shoots wide after cutting in from the left
22:07 Chelsea escape with a corner afterr poor defensive clearance by Luiz
22:03 Ivica Olic shoots wide as Bayern miss a good chance to win
22:01 Chelsea played better in the last 15″ with Torres playing particularly well
22:00 Secon half of extra time begins
21:58 First half of extra time ends. Chelsea looks good so far, better than the cat with nine lives.
21:47 Iinjured Ribery is replaced with Ivica Olic
21:46 Robben misses penalty. Bayern 1:1 Chelsea FC
21:44 Bayern gets a penalty. Drogba fouled Ribery in the 18 yard box. Drogba also gets a yellow card.
21:43 Chelsea appear more confident, making more agressive push for one more goal.
21:42 Extra time kicks off
21:39 Historical statistics favour Chelsea to win the extra time
21:36 Full time Bayern Munich 1:1 Chelsea. Match will proceed into extra time.
21:30 Bayern Munich 1:1 Chelsea FC
21:30 GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Chelsea equalises through a header from Drogba. Drogba got on to a superb cross from Mata. Great header
21:27 Van Buyten replaces Thomas Mueller the goal scorer
21:26 David Luiz gets a yellow card for clumsy foul on Robben
21:26 83″ Torres replace Kalou
21:25 Bayern Munich 1:0 Chelsea
21:24 GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!!! Bayern scores though a header from Thomas Muller
21:22 Ashley Cole gets Chelsea’s first yellow card for a foul on Muller
21:20 Bayern misses another great chance. Bayern have missed so many chances in this match
21:17 Bayern get their 15th corner kick
21:15 Chelsea’s first change. Malouda replaces Ryan Bertrand
21:14 Chelsea. Many times lucky. Bayern’s hardwork just hasn’t paid off 18 mins to go
21:07 Bayern gets 9th corner kick but it is not converted
21:05 Bayern have been good in play but clumsy in Chelsea’s 18 yard box
21:01 The atmosphere in the stadium is electrifying. Spectators badly want goals to rain.. Bayern has been disappointing
20:58 Toni Kroos shoots wide. Is Bayern getting frustrated?
20:55 Frank Ribery comes from the offiside to score a cancelled goal
20:51 Bayern continues with its misses in Chelsea’s 18 yard box
20:46 Second Half kicks off.
20:44 Both Bayern Munich and Chelsea have major players suspended for this game with the English team being worse hit. Bayern have David Alaba and Luis Gustavo suspended while Chelsea HAVE John Terry, Ivanovic, Ramires, and Raul Meireles all suspended
20:40 22-yr old Ryan Bertrand is the youngest player on the field, but is a surprised inclusion for Chelsea as he is prefered ahead of Frenchman Florent Maluda
20:36 German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and British Prime Minister, David Cameron are blieved to be watching the game in the US where both went for a G8 summit
20:33 Bayern Munich dominated the first half with 11 shots at goal
20:32 End of first half. Chelsea 0, Bayern Munich 0
20:27 Gomez, right in front of the Chelsea goal keeper shoots wide.
20:24 Bayern might pay dearly for missing this. Too many chances, too many misses
20:22 Chelsea also gets a big miss. Manuel Neur saves Chelsea’s first real move of the game, a strike from Kalou
20:20 Bayern’s biggest miss so far. Thomas Muller shoots wide following a cross from Diego Contento
20:19 Chelsea misses a good chance. Mata plays the free kick over the cross bar.
20:16 Bosingwa foul on Ribery gets him a warning by the ref
20:15 Bayern keeping the ball effortlessly as they look to stretch the Chelsea backline.
20:13 The Chelsea central defense pair of Cahill and David Luis are having a bad day. Both players have been injured and haven’t played any competetiv match for over three weeks
20:12 Ball possession: Bayern 64%, Chelsea 36%
20:10 Bayern win their 7th corner kick. 7 corners in 24 minutes
20:06 Peter Cech denies Robben a goal
20:04 Chelsea playing very badly in the defense as Bayern dominate match. Munich however lost three corners in the last 2 minutes
19:59 Chelsea’s Kalou has a special hairdo, a lock on the back. Something different for a big match, every player’s dream
19:56 10″ Bayern have played better in first 10 mins
19:55 Munich gets a free kick. Kalou, wearing a scorpion hair cut fouled a Munich defender near the 18 yard.
19:50 Gary Cahill blocks Schweinsteigers shot for first Bayern corner kick
19:49 Surprise in Chelsea line up as Ryan Bertrand joins Mikel and Lampard in Chelsea midfield Chelsea kick off the game. David Luiz and Gary Cahill both in Chelsea Central defence
19:47 Bayern are playing their traditional 4-5- 1 formation. First yellow card already given to Schweinsteiger for an unnecessary hand ball
19:45 Kick off
19:41 The players are on the pitch.
19:27: Munich is coming into this match with history on their side.
They are four-time winner and are playing their ninth Champions League Final.
Chelsea have never won, and have played in the final only one, losing to Man United in 2008
19:26 “Chelsea go win na” John Obi, Mikel Obi’s dad tells Super Sports as he and his family get set to watch the Champions League final in his home.
19:23 Full list of English teams who have won the Champions League/European Cup. If Chelsea wins, they will join this list.
Liverpool (won five times)
Manchester United (three times)
Nottingham Forest (twice)
Aston Villa (once)
19:16 70,000 fans jampacked at the Allianz Arena waiting for the biggest league match in Europe to kick off soon.
19:12 John Terry was joined by former England manager Fabio Capello on the Munich pitch few minutes ago. Capello has been linked in some quarters with the Chelsea job.
19:10 Chelsea line-up: Cech, Cole, Bosingwa, Luiz, Cahill, Bertrand, Lampard, Mikel, Mata, Drogba, Kalou.
19:08 Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer, Boateng, Lahm, Contento, Ribery, Robben, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Tymoschchuk, Muller, Gomez.
19:06 Munich have won all their home games in the Champions League this season, including a spectacular 2-1 win against Real Madrid in the semis.
The UEFA club season concludes tonight in the German city of Munich with the UEFA Champions League final between FC Bayern München and Chelsea FC.
At the Munich’s Allianz Arena, in just a few minutes (19:45), Bayern Munich will be playing ‘host’ to Chelsea FC for the biggest game of Europe, the first time in Champions League history a team would have the home advantage.
A team of PREMIUM TIMES’ reporters will bring you LIVE updates of the match on this page.