Chelsea 1-1 Bayern Munich (aet, 4-3 pens)
Chelsea stunned Bayern Munich in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Allianz Arena to win the Champions League for the first time.
Thomas Mueller's late header put Bayern on the brink of victory on home territory but Didier Drogba levelled things up with a bullet header at the death before coolly converting the decisive spot-kick.
The tournament which gave Chelsea their greatest agony when they lost on penalties to Manchester United four years ago in Moscow has now delivered the greatest glory in their 107-year history.
Juan Mata missed Chelsea's first penalty but David Luiz, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole were all successful. Philipp Lahm, Mario Gomez and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer were all on target for Bayern.
The momentum shifted decisively when Cech denied Ivica Olic and Bastian Schweinsteiger hit the post to leave Chelsea on the brink and present Drogba with his moment of destiny.
He was calmness personified as he rolled the ball past Neuer to spark wild scenes of elation among Chelsea's players, staff and supporters.
Suspended captain John Terry joined the celebrations and lifted the trophy alongside Lampard but it was Drogba who was the hero, running the length of the pitch swirling his shirt above his head in triumph, as owner Roman Abramovich finally claimed the prize he craved above all others.
The questions will now start about the future of interim manager Roberto Di Matteo - who has given the Russian what he wanted after so many painful failures, including that defeat on penalties by Manchester United in the rain of Moscow in 2008 which also saw Drogba sent off.
And it is hard to see how Drogba, now 34 but still able to produce the brilliance that defines big occasions, can be allowed to walk away as his contract reaches its conclusion.
This was a victory in the mould of Chelsea's semi-final win against Barcelona, built on resilience, discipline, defensive organisation and nerve at the crucial times and done without the suspended Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and Raul Meireles.
Abramovich will leave the big decisions for another day, but this was a night he and his club have desired since he walked into Stamford Bridge nine years ago - and achieved with an interim manager he had to appoint after sacking his personal choice, Andre Villas-Boas.
Terry was locked in conversation with former England coach Fabio Capello at pitchside before kick-off, the defender looking ruefully around the magnificent arena as he contemplated missing out because of his red card in Barcelona.
And Di Matteo delivered a surprise in his starting line-up, with youngster Ryan Bertrand handed a role on the left flank in front of Cole in an attempt to stifle the threat of former Blues winger Arjen Robben.
Chelsea's blanket of defensive defiance served them well in the Nou Camp - and acted as a dress rehearsal for a first half spent almost entirely in their territory.
While the west London team were organised and resolute, they were also grateful that Bayern striker Gomez's touch in front of goal deserted him at decisive moments.
Cech saved with his legs from Robben, but Gomez was guilty of failing to control just eight yards out when Franck Ribery's shot landed at his feet, the German striker shooting wildly off target after a smart turn in the area.
Chelsea's only serious response was a shot from Salomon Kalou eight minutes before half-time that was comfortably held by Bayern keeper Neuer.
The pattern continued after the break and Ribery thought he had finally pierced Chelsea's resilience after 53 minutes, only to be ruled offside when Cole deflected Robben's shot into his path.
At times this encounter was simply a matter of Bayern's attack against Chelsea's defence.
There was a rare moment of anxiety for Neuer when he could only half-clear Cole's cross as he backpedalled, but Drogba's shot lacked power and the keeper was able to recover.
As the frustration grew among the massed Bayern support they wasted another opportunity as Mueller pulled another presentable chance well wide from inside the area.
Mueller made amends in the best possible manner though, when he headed Bayern in front with seven minutes left. He arrived unmarked onto Toni Kroos' cross to head past Cech.
Chelsea immediately sent on Fernando Torres for Kalou - but it was the man for the big occasion who delivered again in the 88th minute. Drogba won himself just enough space at the near post to meet Lampard's corner and head powerfully past Neuer, who got a touch but could not keep it out.
Drogba went from hero to villain in the opening moments of the extra period when he conceded a penalty after bringing down Ribery with a reckless challenge. The France international was eventually taken off injured but in the meantime Chelsea keeper Cech was the saviour as he plunged low to save Robben's poorly struck spot-kick.
Bayern had been over-generous in front of goal and were architects of their own frustration after 107 minutes when Olic tried to set up Daniel van Buyten in front of an open goal but the defender failed to react to his pass.
And so to penalties and the dramatic conclusion that gave Chelsea the biggest prize in European domestic football as the Champions League finally went to Stamford Bridge.
- 01 Neuer
- 17 Boateng
- 21 Lahm
- 26 Contento
- 07 Ribery (Olic - 97' )
- 31 Schweinsteiger Booked
- 39 Kroos
- 44 Tymoschuk
- 10 Robben
- 25 Mueller (Van Buyten - 86' )
- 33 Gomez
- 22 Butt
- 05 Van Buyten
- 13 Rafinha
- 14 Usami
- 23 Pranjic
- 09 Petersen
- 11 Olic
- 01 Cech
- 03 Cole Booked
- 04 Luiz Booked
- 17 Bosingwa
- 24 Cahill
- 34 Bertrand (Malouda - 73' )
- 08 Lampard
- 12 Mikel
- 10 Mata
- 11 Drogba Booked
- 21 Kalou (Torres - 84' Booked )
- 22 Turnbull
- 19 Ferreira
- 05 Essien
- 06 Romeu
- 15 Malouda
- 09 Torres
- 23 Sturridge
Live Text Commentary
Didier Drogba scores a penalty. Bayern Munich 3-4 Chelsea on penalties.125:52
Penalty taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger is saved by Petr Cech.125:01 Penalty
Ashley Cole scores a penalty. Bayern Munich 3-3 Chelsea on penalties.124:16
Placed penalty taken by Ivica Olic saved by Petr Cech.123:34 Penalty
Penalty scored by Frank Lampard. Bayern Munich 3-2 Chelsea on penalties.122:52 Penalty
Manuel Neuer scores a penalty. Bayern Munich 3-1 Chelsea on penalties.122:03 Penalty
David Luiz scores a penalty. Bayern Munich 2-1 Chelsea on penalties.121:33 Penalty
Penalty scored by Mario Gomez. Bayern Munich 2-0 Chelsea on penalties.120:49
A save by Manuel Neuer from penalty by Juan Mata.120:11 Penalty
Philip Lahm scores a penalty. Bayern Munich 1-0 Chelsea on penalties.120:01
The drama of the penalty shoot-out is about to begin.120:00 +0:42
The match is going to penalties.119:42
Manuel Neuer takes the free kick.119:42 Booking
Booking Fernando Torres goes into the book.119:36
Diego Contento fouled by Fernando Torres, the ref awards a free kick.118:05
Anatoliy Tymoschuk takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel.116:23
Daniel Van Buyten fouled by Florent Malouda, the ref awards a free kick. Anatoliy Tymoschuk restarts play with the free kick.115:03
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bastian Schweinsteiger by Mikel. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Arjen Robben from right channel, save by Petr Cech.114:03
Free kick awarded for a foul by Didier Drogba on Daniel Van Buyten. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.113:43
Free kick awarded for a foul by Toni Kroos on Ashley Cole. Free kick taken by Florent Malouda.
Shot from just outside the penalty area by Arjen Robben misses to the left of the target.111:49
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Arjen Robben, Fernando Torres manages to make a clearance.111:19
A cross is delivered by Philip Lahm, David Luiz makes a clearance.110:09
The ball is crossed by Ivica Olic, save by Petr Cech.108:57
Bastian Schweinsteiger delivers the ball, blocked by Fernando Torres.107:28
Centre by Philip Lahm, Ivica Olic produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.107:14
Jerome Boateng takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Bosingwa.106:37
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Toni Kroos from the left by-line, clearance by Didier Drogba.105:01
The match restarts for the second half of extra time.105:00 +0:56
Frank Lampard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diego Contento. Bastian Schweinsteiger delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left by-line, clearance by Didier Drogba.104:50
The assistant referee signals for offside against Didier Drogba. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Neuer.103:33
The ball is swung over by Frank Lampard, clearance by Jerome Boateng.103:18
The ball is swung over by Fernando Torres, clearance made by Philip Lahm.102:14
Jerome Boateng challenges Fernando Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel.101:57
The referee gives a free kick against Arjen Robben for handball. Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.98:46
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Bosingwa by Ivica Olic. Jose Bosingwa restarts play with the free kick.96:50
The ball is sent over by Philip Lahm, Jose Bosingwa gets a block in. Daniel Van Buyten takes a shot. Blocked by David Luiz. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Arjen Robben, clearance by Frank Lampard.96:04
Arjen Robben takes the direct free kick.96:04 Substitution
Substitution Ivica Olic is brought on as a substitute for Franck Ribery.96:04
David Luiz challenges Mario Gomez unfairly and gives away a free kick.95:13
Effort on goal by Arjen Robben from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.94:51 Penalty
Placed penalty taken by Arjen Robben saved by Petr Cech. Bayern Munich 1-1 Chelsea.93:16 Booking
Booking Didier Drogba receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.92:54
Didier Drogba gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Franck Ribery.92:34
Toni Kroos takes a shot. Frank Lampard gets a block in.91:08
Juan Mata takes a shot. Blocked by Jerome Boateng.90:49
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Philip Lahm gets a block in.90:25
Foul by Fernando Torres on Franck Ribery, free kick awarded. Diego Contento restarts play with the free kick.90:00 +4:27
Normal time is of over and the game goes into extra time.90:00 +2:59
Juan Mata fouled by Franck Ribery, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Didier Drogba from the free kick.90:00 +1:53
Mikel produces a cross, save by Manuel Neuer.90:00 +0:31
Corner taken by Toni Kroos, clearance by Jose Bosingwa.90:00 +0:15
Arjen Robben takes a shot. Blocked by David Luiz.89:57
The ball is sent over by Toni Kroos, clearance made by David Luiz.87:55
Assist by Juan Mata.87:55 Goal scored
Goal! - Didier Drogba - Bay Munich 1 - 1 Chelsea Didier Drogba finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Bayern Munich 1-1 Chelsea.87:25
Inswinging corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line played to the near post,87:09
Franck Ribery concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Bosingwa. Free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa.85:18
Arjen Robben takes the direct free kick.85:18 Substitution
Substitution Thomas Muller goes off and Daniel Van Buyten comes on.85:18 Booking
Booking Booking for David Luiz for unsporting behaviour.85:06
David Luiz concedes a free kick for a foul on Arjen Robben.84:08
Arjen Robben takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.83:31
Manuel Neuer takes the direct free kick.83:31 Substitution
Substitution Fernando Torres comes on in place of Salomon Kalou.83:31
Didier Drogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jerome Boateng.82:24
The assist for the goal came from Toni Kroos.82:24 Goal scored
Goal! - Thomas Muller - Bay Munich 1 - 0 Chelsea Thomas Muller finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bayern Munich 1-0 Chelsea.82:17
The ball is sent over by Toni Kroos,81:39
The ball is swung over by Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.81:06
Free kick taken by Philip Lahm.81:06 Booking
Booking Ashley Cole is booked.81:03
Thomas Muller fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick.78:24
Unfair challenge on Toni Kroos by Salomon Kalou results in a free kick. Toni Kroos takes the direct free kick.77:39
Effort from inside the area by Thomas Muller misses to the left of the goal.76:46
Unfair challenge on Florent Malouda by Thomas Muller results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.76:18
Drilled left-footed shot by Toni Kroos. Mikel gets a block in.75:56
Arjen Robben takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Didier Drogba.75:38
Corner taken by Arjen Robben from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Frank Lampard.75:23
Franck Ribery crosses the ball, Petr Cech makes a save.73:37
Gary Cahill fouled by Mario Gomez, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel takes the free kick.73:17
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Neuer.72:41 Substitution
Substitution Florent Malouda on for Ryan Bertrand.72:22
The ball is sent over by Didier Drogba, clearance made by Diego Contento.71:40
Arjen Robben takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.71:24
A cross is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, clearance by Anatoliy Tymoschuk. Jose Bosingwa crosses the ball, Manuel Neuer makes a save.69:45
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diego Contento by Salomon Kalou. Toni Kroos delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Frank Lampard.69:34
Toni Kroos takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Cole.68:08
Arjen Robben takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Frank Lampard. Corner taken left-footed by Arjen Robben from the right by-line to the near post, David Luiz makes a clearance.67:10
Shot from 20 yards by Arjen Robben. Blocked by Ryan Bertrand.65:35
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Arjen Robben from the right by-line, save by Petr Cech.65:21
A cross is delivered by Philip Lahm, Ashley Cole gets a block in.63:50
Foul by Didier Drogba on Bastian Schweinsteiger, free kick awarded. Anatoliy Tymoschuk takes the direct free kick.63:16
Shot from just outside the box by Franck Ribery misses to the left of the target.62:12
The ball is delivered by Bastian Schweinsteiger, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.60:59
Toni Kroos produces a cross, clearance by Didier Drogba. Corner taken by Arjen Robben.60:39
The ball is swung over by Thomas Muller, Ashley Cole gets a block in. Arjen Robben takes a short corner.60:04
Juan Mata delivers the ball, Jerome Boateng manages to make a clearance.58:53
Arjen Robben takes a shot. Ashley Cole gets a block in.58:20
Diego Contento fouled by Salomon Kalou, the ref awards a free kick. Diego Contento takes the free kick.57:33
Diego Contento fouled by Gary Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Manuel Neuer restarts play with the free kick.57:04
Toni Kroos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata. Free kick taken by Mikel.55:53
Effort from outside the penalty box by Toni Kroos goes wide left of the goal.55:15
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Luiz on Thomas Muller. Direct free kick taken by Arjen Robben.53:06
Arjen Robben takes a shot. Ashley Cole gets a block in. The assistant referee signals for offside against Franck Ribery. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.52:45
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Blocked by Jerome Boateng.49:59
Long distance shot from Didier Drogba misses to the left of the goal.48:49
The ball is delivered by Philip Lahm.48:40
The ball is crossed by Arjen Robben, Ashley Cole gets a block in.48:29
Centre by Arjen Robben, Mikel manages to make a clearance.48:18
Arjen Robben decides to take the corner short.48:04
Toni Kroos takes a shot. David Luiz gets a block in.47:52
The ball is delivered by Arjen Robben, Ashley Cole gets a block in.45:52
The ball is crossed by Franck Ribery, David Luiz manages to make a clearance.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:00 +1:08 Half time
Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.44:10
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bertrand on Philip Lahm. Manuel Neuer takes the free kick.41:50
Mario Gomez produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.40:01
Anatoliy Tymoschuk takes a shot. Mario Gomez gets a block in.39:46
Mikel challenges Toni Kroos unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger.39:08
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Arjen Robben.39:05
Franck Ribery delivers the ball.38:47
Overhead kick right-footed shot by Mario Gomez. Gary Cahill gets a block in.36:51
Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Save by Manuel Neuer.35:13
Diego Contento delivers the ball, Thomas Muller has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.34:23
Effort from the edge of the box by Franck Ribery goes wide of the left-hand post.32:25
Jerome Boateng challenges Gary Cahill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Juan Mata from the free kick.31:58
Arjen Robben takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.30:20
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Bosingwa on Franck Ribery. Free kick taken by Diego Contento.27:28
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Luiz on Thomas Muller. Strike comes in from Arjen Robben from the free kick.25:19
Foul by Jerome Boateng on Didier Drogba, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Juan Mata.24:18
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Franck Ribery from the left by-line, save made by Petr Cech.23:24
Toni Kroos delivers the ball.22:53
A cross is delivered by Arjen Robben, Jose Bosingwa manages to make a clearance.22:26
Corner taken by Arjen Robben from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Didier Drogba.22:18
Centre by Arjen Robben, Ashley Cole gets a block in.21:30
The official flags Salomon Kalou offside. Free kick taken by Philip Lahm.21:06
Inswinging corner taken by Toni Kroos, Didier Drogba manages to make a clearance.20:51
Arjen Robben takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.18:22
Short corner worked by Franck Ribery.17:39
Corner taken by Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Toni Kroos, save made by Petr Cech.16:57
Foul by Salomon Kalou on Diego Contento, free kick awarded. Anatoliy Tymoschuk takes the free kick.12:44
The ball is delivered by Franck Ribery, Header on goal by Mario Gomez from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.12:07
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Thomas Muller by David Luiz. Free kick taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger.10:21
Salomon Kalou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Franck Ribery. Bastian Schweinsteiger takes the direct free kick.9:31
Franck Ribery challenges Didier Drogba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Cahill takes the free kick.7:50
Arjen Robben takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.7:37
Centre by Juan Mata, Philip Lahm manages to make a clearance.7:07
Thomas Muller crosses the ball, blocked by David Luiz.6:38
Didier Drogba produces a cross.4:35
A cross is delivered by Diego Contento. Effort from outside the penalty area by Toni Kroos goes wide left of the goal.4:16
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Franck Ribery, clearance by Didier Drogba.4:00
Bastian Schweinsteiger takes a shot. Gary Cahill gets a block in.3:36
Salomon Kalou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Toni Kroos. Direct free kick taken by Bastian Schweinsteiger.1:50
Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.1:50 Booking
Booking Bastian Schweinsteiger receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.1:45
Handball decision goes against Bastian Schweinsteiger.0:27
Foul by Ashley Cole on Toni Kroos, free kick awarded. Arjen Robben crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jose Bosingwa manages to make a clearance.0:00
The match begins.
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