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tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 09:46 PM
So proud of Drogba.:worship::hearts:
Please do it for you country, La Cote d"Ivoire next at the African Cup Of Nations.

The other Ivorian, Yaya Toure, one the EPL champion last week with his team ManCity

Now, they just need to win won for their country

Mary Cherry.
May 19th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Football lost.

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Drogba always plays BIG in BIG Games.
Score regulation 2 clutch goals, first an equalizer; seond the last penalty to won it


Drogba fulfils Chelsea dream


Striker scores decisive penalty after Bayern rue missed chances



Didier Drogba tucked away the decisive penalty as Chelsea fulfilled a long-standing ambition to win the UEFA Champions League after a thrilling shoot-out victory over Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena.
Bayern had numerous chances to wreck the dream of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, manager Roberto Di Matteo and his players, and even led 3-1 in the shoot-out after goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had scored.
But Ivica Olic and Bastian Schweinsteiger both failed from the spot to allow Drogba, on potentially his final appearance for the club, to step up to erase the heartache of Moscow four years ago.

Thomas Muller's 83rd minute header had earlier appeared likely to give Bayern victory on their home ground, only for Drogba's stunning riposte to send the game into extra-time.
Drogba blotted his copybook by conceding a penalty early into extra-time, only for Petr Cech to deny Arjen Robben and the veteran Ivorian, who was sent off in the final against Manchester United in 2008, completed his redemption by maintaining his composure in the shoot-out.

Di Matteo sent Chelsea out with a game-plan to contain Bayern and, for the most part, the policy worked as Jupp Heynckes' side sought to pick holes in a resolute defence.
Midway through the first half, Robben wriggled into space inside the box, but the former Chelsea winger was denied by a smart reaction stop from Cech, who diverted the ball onto the post.
Mario Gomez, who had scored 20 goals in his previous 17 Champions League appearances, was enduring a frustrating night and he skied over just before half-time as Bayern remained the dominant force.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first as a marginal offside decision against Franck Ribery went Chelsea's way when the French winger turned home the loose ball after Robben's shot had been blocked by Ashley Cole.
The Blues full-back appeared to be a magnet for the ball inside the box, but a momentary lapse from Cole allowed Bayern to take the lead with seven minutes to go.
Toni Kroos curled in a cross from the left and Cole seemed unaware of Muller's presence behind him at the back post as the Germany international's header bounced down and over Cech before going in off the underside of the crossbar.

Bayern brought on Daniel van Buyten in a bid to shut the game down, but were punished with two minutes left when Drogba powerfully headed home at the near post from Chelsea's first corner of the game.
Drogba looked primed to go from hero to villain three minutes into extra-time when he tripped Ribery in the box, but Cech spared the striker as he kept out former team-mate Robben's low penalty.
Cech was again on song in the shoot-out to thwart substitute Olic and Schweinsteiger before Drogba sent the travelling Chelsea hordes into raptures.

Source: http://www.skysports.com/football/match_report/0,,11065_3510294,00.html
More to follow...

JustPetko
May 19th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Good for Drogba, bad for football.

Mynarco
May 19th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Drogba deserves a CL in his career, but apart from that...

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Football lost.
I guess everything is relative.

Mary Cherry.
May 19th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Drogba deserves a CL in his career, but apart from that...

He deserves an Oscar, not a CL.

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 10:11 PM
Drogba deserves a CL in his career, but apart from that...
Good for Drogba, bad for football.
what is wrong with you guys, party poopers?:lol::lol:

I am because because Drogba, Kalou and the Toure brothers(Yaya and Kolo) will be in a good mindset in the next African Cup of Nations.

Nicolás89
May 19th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Dramatic match. It remided me of the WTA so much. :lol:

Mynarco
May 19th, 2012, 10:17 PM
Dramatic match. It remided me of the WTA so much. :lol:

English football this year is so WTA-esque. Drama everywhere.

Frederik
May 19th, 2012, 10:18 PM
congrats

Archer16
May 19th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Football lost.
This.
And Zvonareva, hell, even Novotna is clutch next to Robben in finals. I couldn't believe they let him kick that penalty in OT. :o

BTW I think it was 22-1 Bayern in corners (after 25 minutes they already had 7). Never seen anything like that in my life.
Of course they didn't do nothing with them, while Chelsea made the most out of their only one in the 88th minute.

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 10:27 PM
Dramatic match. It remided me of the WTA so much. :lol:
Drogba saved match point by scoring late in regulattion, and won the tie breaker 7-5.
Drogba was Serena today, he was not going to denied.

Don't care what you Englisg posters here say, we love him in Cote d"Voire and the entire continent of Africa, including the Maghreb

joy division
May 19th, 2012, 10:33 PM
Well that`s football, it not rarely happens that matches take a tragic currency like that.
Football clearly lost tonight and every possible thing came together to make this happen.

Bayern too careless about all their chances.
Best player Müller of the pitch and the wrong tactic in the last few minutes of the regular time.
And why on earth they let shoot Robben this penalty in overtime ?
Anyway, Drogba, Terry and some other guys really deserve it towards the end of their career.

Mr.Sharapova
May 19th, 2012, 10:37 PM
Chelsea :worship:.

Such a sweet victory. Against all odds :worship:.

Frederik
May 19th, 2012, 10:40 PM
And why on earth they let shoot Robben this penalty in overtime ?

Who would've been better?

The fact that Neuer had to shoot one of the penalties says a lot about our team. Where was Robben? Where was Kroos? Too scared? :facepalm:

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Many young africans look up to Drogba as a role model.
Especillay for this reason. Atlhough he joined his uncle at a very young age in France, unlike other Africans, he chose to play for Cote D'Ivoire.
He made them proud



Drogba lauds Chelsea spirit


Saturday 19th May 2012, 11:00PM BST.


http://www.shropshirestar.com/wp-content/uploads/xmlImages/PA/2012/05/N0211101337464376741A.jpg
Didier Drogba and Petr Cech



Didier Drogba hailed his side’s never-say-die spirit after helping Chelsea claim the Champions League for the first time in their history.

The Blues beat Bayern Munich 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after the final at the Allianz Arena had finished 1-1 after extra-time. Drogba struck the winning penalty having also headed home an 88th-minute equaliser to cancel out Thomas Muller’s opener for Bayern five minutes previously.
“They never give up until the end. This team is amazing,” Drogba said of his team-mates before the Ivory Coast international added on ITV: “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 (http://www.shropshirestar.com/uk/uk-sport/2012/05/19/drogba-lauds-chelsea-spirit/#) 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. He added: “When we have this guy in goal you have to believe.”

Frank Lampard hit one of Chelsea’s four successful penalties and the 33-year-old, who joined from West Ham in 2001 and captained them tonight in John Terry’s absence, savoured the club’s glory night.
He said: “I can’t believe it. The determination we’ve shown… we didn’t play fantastic but the main man Didier dug us out of trouble there.
“He’s a hero. Without him we’re not here. He scores the goals in the big games.”
Lampard said of Drogba, who is out of contract this summer: “I’d love him to stay. What he did tonight he’s been doing all his career.”
Of the club’s triumph, Lampard said: “It means everything. We’ve been so many years trying to do this. This is the one we really wanted and we’ve got it.”

source: http://www.shropshirestar.com/uk/uk-sport/2012/05/19/drogba-lauds-chelsea-spirit/
Asked whether the win should lead to interim manager (http://www.shropshirestar.com/uk/uk-sport/2012/05/19/drogba-lauds-chelsea-spirit/#) Roberto Di Matteo being given the job permanently, Lampard said: “It’s not a question for this moment. He took us from a struggling team maybe going out of the Champions League and we won it, so look at that.”





Read more: http://www.shropshirestar.com/uk/uk-sport/2012/05/19/drogba-lauds-chelsea-spirit/#ixzz1vMFalrhG

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Chelsea :worship:.

Such a sweet victory. Against all odds :worship:.
Finally, a Chelsea fan.

#kArLoS#
May 19th, 2012, 11:07 PM
This reminded me @ Wozniacki getting one of those undeserved wins of her. So unfair :facepalm:

Archer16
May 19th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Who would've been better?

The fact that Neuer had to shoot one of the penalties says a lot about our team. Where was Robben? Where was Kroos? Too scared? :facepalm:
Anyone?
Maybe Lahm, who scored in both shoot-outs vs Real and tonight?

Yeah Drogba is a winner, but Bayern lost that one, just like Barça in the semis, much more than Chelsea's bunker won it.

Frederik
May 19th, 2012, 11:24 PM
Lahm scored vs Real? :scratch:

Martian Jeza
May 19th, 2012, 11:56 PM
Those comments that it's bad for football :rolleyes: Moscow 2008 is for me for good forgotten ! Fan of Chelsea FC since 1997 and at that time I never imagined we could win the Champions League one day : the day has come ! I'll enjoy every minutes of this night ! The lads like at Barcelona being touted as underdogs : fought like Lions, showed desire, team spirit : We deserve the Champions League !

Archer16
May 19th, 2012, 11:59 PM
Lahm scored vs Real? :scratch:
My mistake :o For some reason I misremembered him as taking the first kick there too.
Okay, so Gomez scored in both. And I'd still choose any other player before I let that mega-choker take that penalty.

Blu€
May 20th, 2012, 12:49 AM
Disgraceful, that's all I have to say! :p

Martian Jeza
May 20th, 2012, 01:04 AM
Btw Petr Cech could also get the MOTM award : Stopped 2 penalties and did a magnificent job ! So Over the moon, I can't stop of being delighted ! Going to eliminate Barça at their home when being down to 10 men for more than a half was an extraordinary achievement and now beating Bayern Munchen in their stadium ! I admit we were lucky but we have made years where we were very unlucky ! Don't want to get out of the dream I'm living now !

And congrats to Roberto Di Matteo for his work during 3 months and 1/2 : What a legend ! Pls Roman, give Roberto another contract : He deserves it.

Frederik
May 20th, 2012, 01:16 AM
We were the "better" team but I can't say that you didn't deserve to win... football is about scoring goals after all.

one of the 4 worst days in my life as a sports-fan. :help:

congrats ;)

Cech and Neuer both played a great match. Cech was in the right corner on all 6 penalties. :eek:

Martian Jeza
May 20th, 2012, 01:23 AM
We were the "better" team but I can't say that you did't deserved to win... football is about scoring goals after all.

one of the 4 worst days in my life as a sports-fan. :help:

congrats ;)

Cech and Neuer both played a great match. Cech was in the right corner on all 6 penalties. :eek:

Not for nothing one of the best Goalkeepers in the world ;) Thank you : having the best night of my life ! But at least there's a new club on the trophy and that's mine : Still don't believe it ! Bayern Munchen is a great club, you'll bounce back.

tennisbum79
May 20th, 2012, 01:37 AM
We were the "better" team but I can't say that you did't deserved to win... football is about scoring goals after all.

one of the 4 worst days in my life as a sports-fan. :help:

congrats ;)

Cech and Neuer both played a great match. Cech was in the right corner on all 6 penalties. :eek:
I am not really a fan of either team, I just root for individual Cote D'Ivoire players in different clubs.

Originally from Cote D'Ivoire but now live in the US, I try to follow football as much as I can.
I must say, you are a fair and reasonbale fan, some other posters seems so hostile and besides themselves that Chelasea won the match, I don't understand it.

Whatever happen to fighting hard until the end; which Chelsea today, but for some reason it is frown upon by some posters here.
Americans appreciate that kind of never give up and fight until the end attitude.

Frederik
May 20th, 2012, 01:49 AM
Drogba is a great player and I was really suprised at how he talked to Schweinsteiger and Robben after the match. :yeah:

No reason to be a sore loser if the winner (or other fans) don't give me a reason to be one. ;)

I don't agree that the result is "bad for football" but I can understand the posters who think so. Chelsea did close to nothing for most of the 120 minutes, they only had 1 corner and 2 shots on goal... efficient :p :sobbing:

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 02:05 AM
Chelsea!!! :inlove: Well done! Well deserved!!! This turned out to be your best season after such a disgusting start. What a sweet ending :inlove:

Mary Cherry.
May 20th, 2012, 03:25 PM
Lots of people referring to Chelsea's "never give up" and "fight to the end" attitude, I saw no fight for the 120 minutes here and for the majority of both legs vs Barca. Parking the bus isn't that difficult, certainly not with an Italian manager.

Boring, boring Chelsea.

Martian Jeza
May 20th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Some people thinking all clubs should be playing like Barcelona : You know nothing about football !

FORZA SARITA
May 20th, 2012, 03:50 PM
such an undeserved title :lol:

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 03:54 PM
There's no such thing as undeserved title. They didn't cheat or anything. They won fair and square.

Invisible Fan
May 20th, 2012, 04:18 PM
I don't like Tottenham but I kind of feel sorry for them missing out on the Champions League. Chelsea into next years CL now :o

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 04:20 PM
^ Chelsea earned it as the defending champion :shrug:

For Tottenham, too bad.

Invisible Fan
May 20th, 2012, 04:26 PM
6th place in the league this year :o.
Anyway now Harry Redknapp can use his reserves in the Europa League again next season :)

Frederik
May 20th, 2012, 04:27 PM
They finished 6th, they didn't really earn it.

This new rule is just stupid. :shrug:

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 04:29 PM
6th place in the league this year :o.
Anyway now Harry Redknapp can use his reserves in the Europa League again next season :)

Because Chelsea have been focusing on FA Cup and Champions League and basically tanked the last couple of Premier League matches. They actually still have chance to finish 4th, even 3rd but chose to focus on the FA and Champions League as they can still win the trophy for those competitions. And it paid off. :worship:

Mr.Sharapova
May 20th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Lots of people referring to Chelsea's "never give up" and "fight to the end" attitude, I saw no fight for the 120 minutes here and for the majority of both legs vs Barca. Parking the bus isn't that difficult, certainly not with an Italian manager.

Boring, boring Chelsea.

IKR, It's sooooo easy doing that against Barcelona and Bayern. So easy :worship:.

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 04:31 PM
They finished 6th, they didn't really earn it.

This new rule is just stupid. :shrug:

Defending Champions have always given a spot in the following season :shrug:

Frederik
May 20th, 2012, 04:32 PM
against Bayern, it actually is easy :p

ask Mainz, Freiburg or Gladbach ;)

Mr.Sharapova
May 20th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Chelsea just exposed once more Barcelona's and Bayern's one dimensional games.

Chelsea defended well attacked when it was required and had such a solid midfield through the course of the Champions league, Chelsea won the trophy fare and square :yeah:.

Having lost 3-1 against Napoli, playing without Terry in that Semifinal match against Barcelona and now playing the final without Terry,Ramires,Meireles and Ivanovic which are all starters of the team and you guys still think Chelsea didn't deserve to win this :facepalm:.

Frederik
May 20th, 2012, 04:33 PM
Defending Champions have always given a spot in the following season :shrug:

...no

Mr.Sharapova
May 20th, 2012, 04:36 PM
...no

Since 2005 when Liverpool failed reach the 4th place in the league, they finished 5th and as a result of them winning the Champions League that season they were awarded with a chance to defend their title next season :angel:.

Frederik
May 20th, 2012, 04:37 PM
Having lost 3-1 against Napoli, playing without Terry in that Semifinal match against Barcelona and now playing the final without Terry,Ramires,Meireles and Ivanovic which are all starters of the team and you guys still think Chelsea didn't deserve to win this :facepalm:.

I never said you didn't deserve it but the last part is just :facepalm:

Chelsea didn't miss Terry in the final, blessing in disguise in my opinion. Bayern played without Badstuber (our best defender), Alaba and Gustavo... and different to Chelsea, we don't have a bench.

Mr.Sharapova
May 20th, 2012, 04:39 PM
I never said you didn't deserve it but the last part is just :facepalm:

Chelsea didn't miss Terry in the final, blessing in disguise in my opinion. Bayern played without Badstuber (our best defender), Alaba and Gustavo... and different to Chelsea, we don't have a bench.


Ya'll you work on improving that then :shrug:.

Frederik
May 20th, 2012, 04:40 PM
Since 2005 when Liverpool failed reach the 4th place in the league, they finished 5th and as a result of them winning the Champions League that season they were awarded with a chance to defend their title next season :angel:.

they changed the rule that year, but Liverpool had to play 3 rounds of qualifying. ;) AND England had 5 teams in the CL. Chelsea, Arsenal, United, Everton AND Liverpool.

Julian.
May 20th, 2012, 04:43 PM
they changed the rule that year, but Liverpool had to play 3 rounds of qualifying. ;) AND England had 5 teams in the CL. Chelsea, Arsenal, United, Everton AND Liverpool.

Yeah, but it doesn't change the fact that the defending champion has a place in the following season's champions league. So Chelsea earned their spot by winning the title ;)

Too bad for Tottenham, they changed the rule about limited spots per country.

Frederik
May 20th, 2012, 04:44 PM
Ya'll you work on improving that then :shrug:.

My point was that we also missed 3 starters...

You deserved to win, I never said that you didn't.

Mr.Sharapova
May 20th, 2012, 04:46 PM
My point was that we also missed 3 starters...

You deserved to win, I never said that you didn't.

I got your point. When I stated that Chelsea missed 4 players it was not my intention on drawing parallels between Chelsea and Bayern. Absences are absences :shrug:.

Invisible Fan
May 20th, 2012, 05:26 PM
So proud of Drogba.:worship::hearts:
Please do it for you country, La Cote d"Ivoire next at the African Cup Of Nations.

The other Ivorian, Yaya Toure, one the EPL champion last week with his team ManCity

Now, they just need to win won for their country

African Cup of Nations? - why not just win the world cup :)

Mary Cherry.
May 20th, 2012, 07:27 PM
IKR, It's sooooo easy doing that against Barcelona and Bayern. So easy :worship:.

You say it like it's never been done before :lol: Inter in 2010? In fact Chelsea managed it in 2009 as well, until they crumbled in the last minutes of injury time.

Shinjiro
May 20th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Happy for Drogba! :D God wanted him to win that final, I can't think of any other explanation for what happened yesterday. :lol: