Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba has possibly played his last game for Chelsea. He scored in the 88th minute to level the scores 1-1 and later the winning goal in the penalty shoot-out for Chelsea to clinch the European League Championship in front of a German-packed audience in Munich, Germ.
By Roy Denish
English soccer club Chelsea created history when it stunned the German team Bayern Munich in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Allianz Arena of Munich to win the European championships for the first time.
Thomas Muller’s late header put Bayern Munich within the reach of the cup, but Drogba crashed the party with a stunning header just a few seconds before the final whistle sending the game to extra time. Later Drogba scored the decisive goal to seal the win by 4-3.
Although Drogba may have played his final game for Chelsea as his contract expires next month. At the penalty shoot-out, he caught the Bayern Munich goal keeper Manuel Neuer on the wrong foot to score the winning goal sending Chelsea fans scrambling to front rows of the stadium to get a glimpse of their star.
Drogba, later told a television station Sky News, “It was written we don’t give up until the end.”
However, the unsung hero of the game was Chelsea’s goal keeper Petr Cech who saved Arjen Robben’s spot kick early in the extra time. The penalty was awarded for an infringement committed by Drogba.