"Chelsea are the least deserving of the Champions League trophy since its inception. Fourth official: ", Rishi Verma on Twitter:external-link "Re 2028. Can Chelsea spoil the party? Well played.". 2052: Didier Drogba controls a long ball forward and tries an outrageous 35-yard volley. ", "Re Stephen Derby. 2309: The Champions League final is back at Wembley this time next year by the way. Here's the full list of English teams who have won the Champions League/European Cup. If anyone wondered what an assistant manager brings to the table, it's bulletproof football sense like that. Both sides weakened by suspension of course, but who looks the stronger? [11], To reach the final, in the knockout phase Bayern defeated Basel, Marseille, and Real Madrid (3–1 on penalties after a 3–3 aggregate score),[12] while Chelsea overcame Napoli,[13] Benfica,[14] and the defending champions Barcelona (3–2 on aggregate). BBC Sport football pundit, and European Cup winner, Mark Lawrenson on 5 live: "It's absolutely fine for Chelsea. ", Former Chelsea and England defender Graeme Le Saux on Twitter:external-link "What a team performance. They have already packed their end of the Allianz Arena - and are being rather noisy about it too.". 2147: Oh my word! 1722: Chelsea's only previous Champions League/European Cup final experience - as if we could forget - ended in penalty shoot-out heartache in Moscow as Manchester United won the trophy four years go. There are six minutes left. Anyone seen any football in Munich yet...?". You may recall I told you that Fabio Capello was out on the pitch with John Terry an hour or so go - but he's told Italian media "I will not go to Chelsea." Now they'll party in Munich's streets.". ", Tom Barber, Chelsea fan, on text: "I'm not ashamed to say I cried. He's very isolated up front. Quite a rise. Subs: Butt, Van Buyten, Petersen, Olic, Rafinha, Usami, Pranjic. Almost half-time. Every shot seems well off target!! For the first time all night Chelsea have plenty of men forward but the move breaks down. "Poor penalty. I don't think I can bear the thought of Chelsea having bragging rights as the first London club to have won the Champions League. For the sake of authenticity Alex, you'd have to ensure that the wife's side of the family vastly outnumbered the groom's. He has. A victory for resilience, discipline, organisation and nerve.". England may not have many world-class players, but at the highest level Ashley Cole has proved once again tonight that he is one of them.". How about The Cavern Club in Liverpool?". If they open up against Bayern they are in trouble.". Mike Linwood on Twitter:external-link "I'm new to this soccer game. To show the courage they have, to come back, to beat them on penalties after missing the first one, is quite a remarkable achievement. That's football I guess. Chelsea, however, also had chances, with Salomon Kalou nearly finishing at the near post. Will be days before it sinks in!! They had so many chances to bury the game, but Mario Gomez in particular was guilty of fluffing his lines. BBC Sport's chief football writer Phil McNulty in Munich: "Poor penalty. Thomas Mueller eventually buys a free-kick from David Luiz on the edge of the area... "Chelsea are there for the taking. Well done Chelsea. Toni Kroos helps in a cross from the left wing, it sails over Mario Gomez and Ashley Cole to. Bayern have been impressive so far. Duarte Gomes (Portugal), The final of the 2011–12 edition of the UEFA Champions League, following season's Champions League competition, Chelsea F.C. Thomas Mueller starts in midfield in place of Luiz Gustavo. The big news is that Ryan Bertrand starts in place of Ramires, presumably on the left-hand side of midfield. Sarah, Pontefract, on text: "Why is a defensive display such a bad thing? Emphatically smashed in. Glory Glory Bayern Hotspur.". ", Julian, Cambridge, on text: "Re Stephen Derby. He backs Ashley Cole up toward his own goal before cutting on to his left foot, but the shot is poor and flies over the top. Bayern kept pushing Chelsea to the limit but missed sitters from Mario Gómez, who sent his shot over the bar; and Robben, who was blocked at the last second by Gary Cahill. Passion, fight, luck and teamwork. Chelsea beat them on their pitch. Franck Ribery beats one man and drives to the byeline, but that man Ashley Cole is there again. Only AC Milan and Real Madrid have more big cups in the cabinet. We expect him to start on the left of midfield to double up with Ashley Cole against the threat of Arjen Robben. Chelsea weren't exactly hanging on but Bayern should be ahead. Luiz hared in off a run-up a fast bowler would be proud of. In a stadium full of Germans. Get yourself a notepad and take all this lot down... "Tom, fancy confirming what a Chelsea win/loss means for England's European qualifiers? Madness, absolute madness. 2328: Bayern had 35 attempts on goal this evening to Chelsea's nine. First of all Didier Drogba threatens to ruin his superb performance by fouling Franck Ribery inside the box. The 2012–13 FC Bayern Munich season was the 114th season in the club's history and the 48th consecutive season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga, since the promotion of the team from the Regionalliga Süd in 1965. Good decision from referee Pedro Proenca. "Drogba made some ground there. 2136: Extra-time it is then. Juan Mata swings in a corner from the right. "I can't believe it. The fact [Gary] Cahill and [David] Luiz have been out means there is a higher risk of injury than others but anyone can get an injury. Could Didier Drogba have a field day against a second-string defence? They bottled it! Chelsea break out for the first time and send Didier Drogba away down the right but his cross is too long and drifts out of play. ", "I'm not ashamed to say I cried. There are six players who have played for both Chelsea and Bayern Munich. Chelsea were struggling, but by no means out of this final. "Chelsea can't be happy with this season in the league but they won the FA Cup so I think they have confidence. "The problem is suspensions and if Chelsea can defend against Bayern for 90 minutes. Whether or not Chelsea win tonight, Newcastle will enter the Europa League in the play-off round, while Carling Cup winners Liverpool will join in the third qualifying round. Fairy tale ending, what a year! He said: "We have all the qualities that we need to win this competition. Options there, but I don't think Roberto di Matteo will wnt to change it at the minute, will he? Not too shabby at all. He was gracious enough to concede that Jupp Heynckes' side are under massive pressure at home though, especially after their 5-2 cup final defeat to Borussia Dortmund last weekend. ", "Yawn. The 2012 UEFA Champions League Final was an association football match which took place on Saturday, 19 May 2012 between Bayern Munich of Germany and Chelsea of England at Bayern Munich vs Chelsea 20120519svg Statistic, Bayern Munich, Chelsea … Robben and Frank Ribery are causing huge problems already. They had 34 shots on target and a penalty missed. "Re 1956. ", Alex Batt on Twitter:external-link "Lose-Lose situation for Arsenal fans! Surely Chelsea have to give Roberto di Matteo the manager's job now? Next was Gómez, who drilled his shot into the bottom-right corner. COYBM! BBC Radio 5 live summariser, and European Cup winner, Mark Lawrenson on Olic's effort: "What a chance that is. "Premier League coach two years ago, sacked from West Brom and jobless a year ago, and now European Champion. Assistant referees: Their defensive organisation is essential because they must stay compact. But if Chelsea lose the Champions League final, the top four teams qualify for next season's competition as normal, with the top three in the group stage and Spurs entering in the play-off round. Chelsea won the FA Cup by defeating Liverpool 2–1,[16] while Bayern lost the Final of the DFB-Pokal 5–2 to Borussia Dortmund. Hold on tight everyone. Do you predict Bayern München or Chelsea to win? ", "Chelsea's game this now, got a feeling they're hungrier then the German team. Game on... 2144: Fernando Torres goes down in the are under a Jerome Boateng challenge but there's no penalty given - it would certainly have been soft... JC on text: "Surely Chelsea should win on away goals?". It's got penalties written all over it. Tweet the commentary using the hashtag #bbcfootball external-linkor text us on 81111 (UK). Chelsea will be reinvigorated.". If Chelsea win the Champions League it's because they deserve to win it. I just wonder if Bayern had somebody on the post would they have headed it away?". 2106: Bayern win another corner - off Ashley Cole's hands. This season has been full of it. There is no fast process and rushing it would just do damage. Richard Maguire, Belfast, on text: "Re Wes, Manchester, 2042. It's a sea of red, with not one Chelsea shirt on show. [citation needed], Bayern had control for most of the match, with Robben having the best chance, which Čech deflected onto the frame of the goal with his legs. Better. We expect him to start on the left of midfield to double up with Ashley Cole against the threat of Arjen Robben. Both sides weakened by suspension of course, but who looks the stronger? Arjen Robben drifts over into the centre of the pitch, he beats two defenders easily and drives in a low shot which Petr Cech is fortunate to see come off his shins and up on to the crossbar. I'll let others get the other three…". 1925: A decent bit of football trivia has just been floating aorund the office so I'll share it with you all. "Chelsea beware of making your interim manager permanent - look at what happened with Dalglish. It's the backbone of the beautiful game.". La Matinale des Sports du 17 Août 2020/ UEFA champions League, 1/4 de final FC BARCELONE - BAYERN MUNICH qu'est ce qui a fait la différence? It's filling up at the Allianz - you getting excited yet? Make sure YOU PUT YOUR NAME on those texts though. Before the start of the season, Bayern signed Xherdan Shaqiri, Dante, Claudio Pizarro, Mitchell Weiser, Tom Starke and Mario Mandžukić. Bayern Munich take on Chelsea in the 2012/2013 UEFA Super Cup on Friday, August 30, 2013 Bayern Munich 2-2 Chelsea - UEFA Super Cup 2012/2013 Head to Head Statistics Bastian Schweinsteiger finds space easily outside the area and his shot is well charged down by Gary Cahill. ", has no doubts that his team can overcome the handicap of playing in Bayern Munich's stadium to win the Champions League. Both teams progressed to the knockout stages by finishing top of their group. A city full of Bayern fans drowning their sorrows. Glory Glory Bayern Hotspur. First dance was put on hold until the match was over, three screens on at the reception showing the match. It may be enough. I would be more disgusted with Gary Cahill being sold that 'dropped shoulder' by Gomez than the latter's awful miss!". I've been to a few Champions League finals but have never seen an atmosphere like this one in Munich. "Hamstring injuries take time. Lampard's penalty was fantastic as well. About as close to an interview as he's ever got. "I've seen Bayern on a few occasions this season and down the right with Lahm and Robben they are a real handful. They have already packed their end of the Allianz Arena - and are being rather noisy about it too.". 2115: We've been waiting for a glimpse of Didier Drogba, and here it is. "As an Arsenal fan, I've decided to support Bayern tonight. This would be best way to finish and for a lot of players it is their last opportunity. 2051: Toni Kroos chances his arm from 25 yards and nearly takes David Luiz's head off with a shot. Heroic defending. Cole is blocking everything!!". 2151: Arjen Robben netted a penalty in the semi-final against Real Madrid, but that was nearly saved as well. Plenty take refuge near a spray fountain - some taking refuge in it. Big chance. The shoot-out hinged on a most un-German spot-kick from Bastian Schweinsteiger, who stuttered in his run up and saw his tame effort hit the post. What a hero of a footballer, £24 million well spent!". He is a hero. How would anyone else feel coming to Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge against the home team for such a final...", "Lots of adverse comment about John Terry's place on the podium as Chelsea lifted the trophy. 1809: John Terry's out there on the Munich pitch now, and he's joined by former England manager Fabio Capello of all people. Bayern then beat Basel, Marseille and Real Madrid to reach the final, while Chelsea knocked out Napoli, Benfica and defending champions Barcelona. Ross Carmichael on Twitter:external-link "How anybody can look at that Bayern line up and call it weak is beyond me, they have this in the bag. And I'm not a Chelsea supporter, but I enjoy seeing British success in Europe.". If this is Didier Drogba's last match for Chelsea he has certainly played his part. When is it Chelsea's turn to go on offense?". This was the sixth time that an English side and a German side had met in a European Cup/Champions League final; the other occasions were 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1999. You know it's a big game when the great and good of the wider sporting world start piping up. Compare Bayern Munich and Chelsea. Amazing stuff. Chelsea have well and truly crashed this party in Munich. BBC Sport football pundit, and European Cup winner, Mark Lawrenson on 5 live: "I think Chelsea are going to get an outstanding chance in this game. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) scored 3-2; Ivica Olic (Bayern) missed 3-2; Ashley Cole (Chelsea) scored 3-3; Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern) missed 3-3; Didier Drogba (Chelsea) scored 3-4 William on text: "I got married last year on Champions League final day. "Bayern Munich fans believe in an early start. Erland Johnsen who Chelsea bought after that cracker for Norway against Scotland.". Chelsea vs Bayern Munich Complete Head to Head Statistics. It's a sea of red, with not one Chelsea shirt on show. 6:53. We could be seeing plenty more of this... "Cech didn't know much about that save in all honestly. Praying for a Chelsea win after the heartbreak of Moscow and also for Lampard, he's been a great professional, a great servant and deserves this.". Bayern have not lost when they have scored first in Europe this season (eight wins, one draw), but have lost the three games where they have conceded first. He said: "We have all the qualities that we need to win this competition. Fans tell BBC World Service they need to make their pressure count.". However, as the old adage goes ‘the only stat that matters is the scoreline’ and that statistic still sat at 0-0. "It's always difficult for all clubs if the best players are not playing. He runs on to a Thomas Mueller flick, sells Gary Cahill totally with a drop of the shoulder but then blasts miles over the top. Misc Stats Chelsea Bayern München Average; Fouls Committed / Match: 14.67: 10.33: 13.00: Fouled Against / Match: 10.83: 9.5: 10.00: Average Possession: 56%: 67%: 62%: Draw % FT: 33%: 0%: 17% BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty in Munich: "Bayern Munich fans believe in an early start. Football is about scoring goals, tackling, passing, defending, team work. It's going to take more than that spider on Kalou's head to scare Bayern Munich.". [7] In doing so, they became the first London club to win the tournament, the fifth English club and 22nd overall. The lyrics may be different though. Lampard was next and he hit a hard shot down the middle. League … These qualities have taken us to this event here so I am positive and confident. I'll hold my hands up to that one, I thought Schweinsteiger hit the post but it was tipped on to the woodowrk. Didier Drogba was Chelsea's hero in Munich. He could be starting for England at the Euros as well. It'll finish one-nil to the Russians, a Drogba overhead kick.". ", "Two hours until kick off and the chants have started. BBC Radio 5 live pundit, and former Manchester United defender, Steve Bruce: "There are a lot of tired, tired bodies out there. But their fans have been making themselves heard, despite being outnumbered as they make their way into the Allianz Arena. He plays a one-two with Salomon Kalou and is tripped by Jerome Boateng. Will McFarland on text: "No feeling sorry for Bayern. Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Romeu, Torres, Malouda, Ferreira, Sturridge. These qualities have taken us to this event here so I am positive and confident. "It's absolutely fine for Chelsea. Jose Mourinho's Inter did a job on them in 2010, and Chelsea could do worse than follow suit here. If so it was a great save. Chelsea are very much in this game. The five crosses from Franck Ribery's side have found a target 40% of the time as opposed to 0% from the right. ", Former England goalkeeper Nigel Martyn on Twitter:external-link "Cech's 2nd penalty save from schweinsteiger was class but barely got a mention #keepersunion". If Chelsea win the Champions League, they will take part in next season's competition as holders - but at the expense of the fourth-placed Premier League team who would normally qualify for the Champions League. A whole host of top names will be in the stands thanks to injury and suspension... "Best of British to the Blues in Munich tonight. ", "Congrats to Chelsea (through gritted teeth). [15], Both teams reached the final having already lost out in their domestic leagues (the Bundesliga and Premier League respectively), but having also reached the final of their domestic cup competitions (the DFB-Pokal and FA Cup respectively), to be played prior to the Champions League Final. Chelsea weren't exactly hanging on but Bayern should be ahead. [24] A second public screening was planned on the Theresienwiese, where the famous Oktoberfest takes place.[25]. With a chance to tie the shoot-out, Cole slotted his kick into the bottom-right corner, just out of Neuer's reach, leveling the scores at 3–3 and hastening sudden death. He runs on to a Thomas Mueller flick, sells Gary Cahill totally with a drop of the shoulder but then blasts miles over the top. We love you Chelsea!". There's certainly been a lot of chat about Ryan Bertrand coming into the Chelsea side tonight, but I'm not sure where we expect him to line up. Game kicks off 7.45, two uni mates' wedding reception starts at 8 just outside Reading. 1958: Bayern look to hit big man Mario Gomez for the first time, but David Luiz does well to stand up to him in the area and Gomez can't control his header. He's done enough to get the job but now it is up to the board to decide. Fairy tale ending, what a year! If Chelsea win, Chelsea win! I had a great time with both. Dan Hocking on Twitter:external-link "Drogba might not be freed up on the attack, but he's done outstanding on the defensive end tonight.". He is caught between two minds and instead of burying the volley, tries to square it for Daniel van Buyten and the ball rolls across the face of goal. Didier Drogba was asked about his future but he made a very swift exit... "It was [fate] I believe a lot in destiny. Penalty scored: Chelsea 4-3 Bayern Munich (Didier Drogba), Penalty missed: Chelsea 3-3 Bayern Munich (Bastian Schweinsteiger), Penalty scored: Chelsea 3-3 Bayern Munich (Ashley Cole), Penalty missed: Chelsea 2-3 Bayern Munich (Ivica Olic), Penalty scored: Chelsea 2-3 Bayern Munich (Frank Lampard), Penalty scored: Chelsea 1-3 Bayern Munich (Manuel Neuer), Penalty scored: Chelsea 1-2 Bayern Munich (David Luiz), Penalty scored: Chelsea 0-2 Bayern Munich (Mario Gomez), Penalty missed: Chelsea 0-1 Bayern Munich (Juan Mata), Penalty scored: Chelsea 0-1 Bayern Munich (Philipp Lahm). When it goes to extra-time there is pressure and I thought Robben would go for power and shoot that way. Phenomenal atmosphere in Munich but it's now a sea of red! He's not been sure what is going to happen to him tomorrow, never mind the players. Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes and his backroom staff really having to rally their players after Didier Drogba snatched the Champions League away from them. I wonder where Andre Villas-Boas is watching tonight? We are closing in on the hour mark. Mario Gomez may have scored 40-odd goals this season but he's missed at least two clear-cut chances every time I've seen him play. A Bayern win tonight though, and Tottenham will be in the Champions League. Luiz hared in off a run-up a fast bowler would be proud of. A red card? Chelsea need to get him into the game. Our Cup. Plan is to find a pub showing the game and hook up with some random Blues fans, then jump in a cab to the reception on final whistle. However, Roberto di Matteo was born and raised in Switzerland so the Fed is slightly torn. Oh, the closest we've come yet! Back to Mark's text for a minute - who gets married on Champions League final day? Bayern's attack against Chelsea's defence. Jose Mourinho's Inter did a job on them in 2010, and Chelsea could do worse than follow suit here. Also banned for the Blues are Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles and Ramires. But it's vitally important to keep your concentration when taking a penalty. John Terry's out there on the Munich pitch now, and he's joined by former England manager Fabio Capello of all people. It is a horrible thing for a player. Anti-football and luck all rolled into one. Their fans are starting to believe.". 2244: The Bayern players are picking up their losers' medals from Michel Platini. That's football I guess. ", Nick Butcher on Twitter: external-link"One of the biggest games in Spurs' history....& we're not even playing! Our Cup. Yep, it's Bayern v Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League Final. Happened on Fifa earlier so must be true...". He's a real throw-back style of centre forward is old Mario, you hardly see him venture outside the width of the goalposts, but give him the ball in the box and he's deadly. He scored a fantastic goal to keep us in the game and then the penalty to win it. If Bayern Munich don't win this tonight they will look back at a catalogue of chances. "The flags and scarfs are no longer being waved but there's a rush for more beer! Bayern took the lead late in the second half through Thomas Müller,[6] but Didier Drogba equalised for Chelsea five minutes later to take the game to extra time, in which Arjen Robben missed an awarded penalty, Petr Čech saving the low drive.