Relive Chelsea’s 2012 UEFA Champions League Title Triumph

Chelsea players lift the UEFA Champions League Trophy together (image: WhoScored)

Eight years ago today, Chelsea Football Club won its first UEFA Champions League title.

On May 19, 2012, the Pride of London beat Bayern Munich at their home ground – Allianz Arena – on penalties to win a title that they were aiming at winning for many years.

These were the starting lineups of both teams:

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer (GK), Philipp Lahm (RB), Jérôme Boateng (CB), Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (CB), Diego Contento (LB), Bastian Schweinsteiger (CM), Toni Kroos (CM), Arjen Robben (RM), Thomas Müller (AM), Franck Ribéry (LM), Mario Gómez (ST)

Bayern Munich’s starting lineup (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Chelsea: Petr Čech (GK), José Bosingwa (RB), David Luiz (CB), Gary Cahill (CB), Ashley Cole (LB), John Obi Mikel (CM), Frank Lampard (CM), Salomon Kalou (RM), Juan Mata (AM), Ryan Bertrand (LM), Didier Drogba (ST)

Chelsea’s starting lineup (image:

The game was keenly contested from the start as the first goal came after 82 minutes of play. The first goal was a header scored by Thomas Müller for Bayern.

Chelsea, however, kept fighting with 8 minutes to the end of the game and they got an equalizer which was also a header scored by Didier Drogba in the 88th minute.

Didier Drogba celebrating after scoring the equalizer (image: WhoScored)

The game then proceeded from extra time to a penalty shootout which Chelsea won 4-3 against Bayern Munich. Didier Drogba scored the winning penalty for Chelsea.

It was a memorable moment for the Blues of West London.

Frank Lampard celebrating with the UEFA Champions League trophy (image: WhoScored)

Watch the highlights of the finals below:

Highlights of the Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea at the Allianz Arena. Video by SportGuru

See Also:

Michael Essien Reveals Why He Left Chelsea After Winning The Champions League

Where Are They Now? Chelsea And Bayern Munich’s Sides From 2012 Champions League Final


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