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.
- Use this data from the Professional Footballers’ Association to open students’ eyes to the high wages of Premiership footballers.
- This video introduces the campaign that uses top footballers to educate against racism.
- Uncover the ugly side to the beautiful game with this resource from ChristianAid.
- Encourage your students to write creatively with this useful worksheet on football vocabulary.
Further news resources
- Help your pupils understand the features of the front page of a newspaper.
- Get students creating their own news report with this step-by-step guide
- A sociological and media perspective on what makes an event 'newsworthy'.
- Help pupils to write their own TV news broadcast with this handy PowerPoint.
- A scheme of work to help students structure news stories.
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