CHELSEA WINS CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2012

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.

CHELSEA, CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE 2012

CHELSEA, CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE 2012

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.

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Inter Milans’ Champions League Victory: A million points for Samuel Eto’o

By Adeola Aderounmu

Barcelona’s coach Josep Guardiola is the most ungrateful coach/ sportsman I have seen in the last few decades. Even if you were going to sell a player because he suddenly became a surplus, there was no need to subject that player to ridicule or humiliation in the process of doing that.

When Eto’o was sold to Inter Milan, he was subjected to unnecessary humiliation by Josep Guardiola. In fact one season before that he had wanted to do away with Eto’o but the humble Samuel went on to win both the league and champions league with Barcelona as one of the highest goal scorers in Europe.

Jose Mourinho has gone proved to the world that he is the best coach in the world and that Samuel Eto’o is one of the most versatile player alive today.

Eto’s didn’t have to scored all the goals. He did his bits but his contributions to the success story of Inter Milan this year shows that he is among the greatest African footballer of all time.

Nobody will forget that he gave the pass to Milito when Inter defeated Bayern Munich in the 2010 Champions league final. Nobody will forget that he was in the attack, he was in the midfield and he was always beside Maicon when needed. You will never find a more versatile player in football today. Who could have thought that Samuel Eto’o has all these qualities? Thanks for Mourinho for bringing out all these qualities in Eto’s.

Mourinho is the special one, a genius who has proved to Guardiola that Eto’o is one greatest players in world football today. In short you don’t sell a treasure like him if you dream of winning the Champion Cup.

This topic will not be complete without feeling some sympathy for Zlatan. Zlatan left Inter Milan because he wanted to win the champions league with Barcelona. That was a wrong move. In recent history it has been rare to see a club win the champions league back-to-back. So Zlatan’s move to Barcelona was a careless move for success but good one for money. Now we know that Zlatan is a misfit in Barca’s shirt and he’s probably looking at his options now that Bacelona has bought David Villa. Well, their headache!

Congratulations Samuel Eto’o, Your name is now written in Gold. You have won 3 champions league gold in about a period of 5 years. You are one of the greatest African footballers. Some will say that you are the best. This is not a debate but a tribute to you, that we love you and we will continue to follow your progress.

Samuel, you have no more points to prove that you are one of the greatest. Just go to the world cup in South Africa and do your best.

I wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

As we say in Nigeria, shame to bad people!

Inter Milan Wins Champions League 2010

BY Adeola Aderounmu

Inter Milan 2: Bayern Munich 0

Inter Milan are Champions of Europe. D. Milito scored the first goal in the 35th minutes and sealed the game 35 minutes later, that is the 70th minute with a wonderful strike after receiving a wonderful pass from Samuel Eto’o.

Inter didn’t care much about the possession. They got only about 30% of it. Bayern Munich should have known better than making all those unnecessary short passes that led to nowhere. Football is not about number of passes or percentage of possession. You have to find the net. With 30% possession Inter Milan found the back of the net twice.

Two moments of magic and two moments of excellent strikes. Milito is not the one who scores 2 goals out of two chances but on the day of the final, that’s what he did. Two chances, two goals!

Mourinho is the greatest coach alive. He is definitely the special one.

Congratulations Inter Milan, Congratulations Italy!