In the news - Chelsea: champions of Europe

In the news

Chelsea: champions of Europe

Chelsea has become the fifth English club to lift the Champions League trophy after a victory on penalties over German side Bayern Munich on Saturday. The London side found themselves 1-0 down with fewer than 10 minutes of play remaining after Thomas Müller put Bayern ahead in the 83rd minute.

However a last-gasp header from Ivorian striker Didier Drogba forced the game into extra time and penalties. After saving a penalty in extra time, Chelsea’s goalkeeper Petr Cech kept his cool and saved two further penalties in the penalty shootout, which the London club won 4-3. The Chelsea team returned to London yesterday and took part in an open-top bus parade through the city to celebrate the club’s success over the season. Fans flocked to the route to cheer their players and to throw celery in celebration; the vegetable is often seen at Chelsea festivities, and relates to a colourful chant supporters sing on the terraces.

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