CHELSEA, CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE
BY Adeola Aderounmu
Chelsea FC is crowned as the champion of Europe after beating Bayern Munich in Germany.
It was a coincidence that the venue of this year’s final landed at the Allianz Arena in Munchen.
Didier Drogba became a legend on the 19th of May 2012. He scored the equalizer in the 88th minute after Muller had sent the Germans jubilating in the 82nd minute. Drogba’s header was powerful. It was a stunner.
Then Drogbra went on to take the last penalty kick which won Chelsea the match and sent fans across the world into ecstatic celebration.
Chelsea’s dream of glory came true after 9 years of intensive search by owner Abrahamovic.
Chelsea could have won the cup in the past but bad officiating robbed them of a deserved victory against Barcelona under Mouriho. Then John Terry missed a final kick (was in 2008 or 2009) that would have won Chelsea the cup. Manchester United stole that victory.
Under the most unprobable conditions Di Matteo stepped in and won the Champions league cup with Chelsea.
This victory is well deserved. Chelsea defended in many games as they struggle to find the best pattern under Di Matteo. But they were very precise in their attack and Drogba especially had gone the extra mile converting half chances and rare opportunities. It paid off last night at Allianz Arena.
Plus the winning of the FA cup, Chelsea have re-written the history of their club and football.
I send my congratulations to Chelsea as a team. They showed the power of determination and perseverance.
I send my congratulations to Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi. His name is now written in gold (just as Jose Mouriho said a few years ago that he found gold when he found Mikel).
The best congratulation goes out to Didier Drogba the best and sharpest attacker in the world. At 34 this is a rare feat.
To Chelsea fans around the World enjoy the best of 365 days of Glory.