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Champions League Final 2012: Chelsea vs Bayern Munich (photos from totallycoolpix.com)

Last night Roman Abramovich finally won his Champion League Cup. After 8 years of trying and spending nearly a billion dollars on Chelsea Football Club his players and coach gave him what he has always craved, to be the best football team in Europe.
During the final in Munich against home team Bayern Munich the German team tried to find a way through the parked bus in front of the Chelsea goal. The succeeded once during the 90 minutes when Mueller scored, only to give it all away 5 minutes later when Chelsea’s lone forward Didier Drogba scored with a header. Arjen Robben had the chance to win it for Bayern, but his penalty was saved by the excellent Cech. At the end of 120 minutes of play it all came down to penalties and Chelsea beat Bayern and can call themselves the best team in Europe.
Experts always call wins deserved and the best team won in the end, but as a neutral I can we can say that is a load of bs. Last night oil dollars and anti-football won the day just as it did against Barcelona in the semis and all the other teams Chelsea faced this European campaign. A team with such players should not have to resort to the type of played displayed for the last 3 months. Let’s hope next year the beautiful game gets restored to where it should be.

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Chelsea supporters celebrate during a party in Munich downtown. GUIDO KRZIKOWSKI/REUTERS

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People dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes cheer before the start of the Champions League final soccer match between Chelsea and Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Supporters of Bayern Munich cheer outside the Allianz Arena stadium before the start of the Champions League final soccer match between Chelsea and Bayern Munich in Munic. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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A Chelsea supporter tallks to a British policeman in downtown Munich. GUIDO KRZIKOWSKI/REUTERS

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Bayern Munich fans arrive at Allianz Arena before the Champions League final soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Bayern Munich fans cheer before the Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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Chelsea fans cheer before the Champions League final soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Bayern Munich fans cheer before the Champions League final soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Bayern Munich supporters cheer before the Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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10 The UEFA Champions League trophy is pictured before the start of the Champions League final soccer match between Chelsea and Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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11 Teams of Bayern Munich and Chelsea warm up ahead of their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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12 Bayern Munich players pose for the picture at start of the Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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13 Chelsea players pose ahead of their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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14 Chelsea’s Kalou falls over Bayern Munich’s Mueller during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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15 Drogba of Chelsea drives the ball during their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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16 Bayern Munich’s Boateng challenges Chelsea’s Bosingwa during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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17 Robben of Bayern Munich plays the ball during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena against Chelsea in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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18 Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich competes for possession with Chelsea’s Drogba and Mikel at the Champions League final soccer match in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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19 Kroos of Bayern Munich competes for possession with Chelsea’s Kalou during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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20 Gomez of Bayern Munich tries to score against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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21 Gomez of Bayern Munich collides with Chelsea’s Luiz during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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22 Robben of Bayern Munich takes a free kick against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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23 Lahm of Bayern Munich, Cole of Chelsea, Robben of Bayern Munich and Luiz of Chelsea fight for the ball during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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24 Chelsea’s Drogba battles with Bayern Munich’s Boateng during their Champions League final soccer match at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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25 Ribery of Bayern Munich lies on the ground injured during their Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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26 Goalkeeper Cech of Chelsea makes a save next to Robben of Bayern Munich and Kalou of Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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27 Lampard of Chelsea points at Bosingwa as Gomez of Bayern Munich reacts during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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28 Chelsea’s Drogba fights for the ball with Bayern Munich’s Lahm during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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29 Robben of Bayern Munich reacts to a missed shot during his Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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30 Ribery and Gomez of Bayern Munich attack Mikel of Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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31 Gomez of Bayern Munich fails to score past Cahill of Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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32 Bayern Munich fans light torches during their Champions League final soccer match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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33 Chelsea supporters watch the Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at a beergarden in Munich. GUIDO KRZIKOWSKI/REUTERS

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34 Chelsea owner Abramovich watches his team’s Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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35 Bayern Munich’s Ribery attempts to score from an offside position during their Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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36 Bayern Munich’s Ribery attempts to score from an offside position during their Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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37 Chelsea’s goalkeeper Cech makes a save during their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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38 Chelsea’s goalkeeper Cech reacts during their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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39 Drogba of Chelsea reacts during his Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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40 Goalkeeper Neuer of Bayern Munich makes a save attacked by Drogba of Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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41 Bayern Munich’s Schweinsteiger fights for the ball with Chelsea’s Kalou during their Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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42 Mueller of Bayern Munich scores a goal past Chelsea’s goalkeeper Cech during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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43 Players of Bayern Munich celebrate after Mueller scored a goal against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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44 Mueller of Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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45 Bayern Munich’s Mueller celebrates his goal against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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46 Bayern Munich’s Mueller celebrates with team mates his goal against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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47 Mueller of Bayern Munich celebrates with Gomez and Robben after scoring against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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48 Chelsea’s Drogba scores a goal against Bayern Munich during their Champions League final soccer match at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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49 Drogba, Mata and Lampard of Chelsea celebrate a goal against Bayern Munich during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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50 Chelsea’s players celebrate with fans a goal against Bayern Munich during their Champions League final soccer match at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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51 Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Neuer takes the ball out of the goal after receiving a goal from Chelsea’s Drogba during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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52 Bayern Munich’s Neuer fails to save a goal by Chelsea’s Drogba during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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53 Robben of Bayern Munich fails to score on penalty against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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54 Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich pauses during his team’s penalty against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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55 Chelsea’s goalkeeper Cech makes a penalty save during Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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56 Bayern Munich’s coach Heynckes talks with Lahm and Robben during their Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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57 Chelsea’s players stand together during a penalty shootout during their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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58 Bayern Munich players celebrate during a penalty shoot-out against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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59 Bayern Munich’s Lahm celebrates a penalty shoot during their Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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60 Bayern Munich’s Neuer saves the first penalty kick from Chelsea’s Mata after extra time during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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61 Cech of Chelsea saves a penalty from Olic of Bayern Munich during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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62 Cole of Chelsea celebrates winning the Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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63 Cech of Chelsea saves a penalty from Olic of Bayern Munich during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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64 Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich reacts after missing a penalty against Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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65 Chelsea fans react in a pub in London as their team play Bayern Munich in the final of the Champions League. PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS

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66 Chelsea’s Drogba reacts after scoring the decisive penalty shoot against Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Neuer during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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67 Goalkeeper Neuer of Bayern Munich fails to save a ball from Drogba of Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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68 Chelsea’s Drogba celebrates after scoring the decisive penalty shoot against Bayern Munich with goalkeeper Cech during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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69 Chelsea’s Drogba celebrates after scoring the decisive penalty shoot against Bayern Munich with goalkeeper Cech during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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70 Chelsea players celebrate after the decisive penalty shootout during their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. WOLFGANG RATTAY/REUTERS

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71 Chelsea players celebrate their victory over Bayern Munich after their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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72 Bayern Munich players react to their loss against Chelsea after their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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73 Robben and Gomez of Bayern Munich react to their loss against Chelsea after their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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74 Chelsea’s players celebrate victory while Bayern Munich’s goalkeeper Neuer passes by during their Champions League final soccer match at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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75 Chelsea’s Drogba embraces Robben of Bayern Munich after Chelsea’s victory in their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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76 Chelsea’s coach Di Matteo reacts after winning the Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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77 Schweinsteiger of Bayern Munich reacts after losing the Champions League final soccer match against Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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78 Prime Minister Cameron, President Obama, Chancellor Merkel, Barroso, watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final at Camp David. WHITE HOUSE/REUTERS

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79 Chelsea’s Drogba waves to supporters after the victory in their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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80 Chelsea’s fans celebrate victory against Bayern Munich during their Champions League final soccer match at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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81 Meireles of Chelsea lifts up the UEFA Champions League trophy next to Terry and Malouda after their final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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82 Players of Chelsea lift up the UEFA Champions League trophy after their final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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83 Players of Chelsea celebrate with the UEFA Champions League trophy after their final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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84 Chelsea’s players celebrate with the trophy after their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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85 Chelsea’s Drogba celebrates with the trophy after their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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86 Torres of Chelsea holds the UEFA Champions League trophy after his team’s final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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87 Chelsea’s players celebrate with the UEFA Champions League trophy after victory against Bayern Munich at their Champions League final soccer match at Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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88 Players of Chelsea celebrate with the UEFA Champions League trophy after their final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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89 Chelsea’s Drogba celebrates winning at penalty shootout against Bayern Munich their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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90 Bayern Munich’s Schweinsteiger leaves after being defeated by Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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91 Lampard of Chelsea celebrates with the UEFA Champions League trophy after his team’s final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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92 A supporter of Bayern Munich reacts as his team was defeated at penalty shootout by Chelsea during their Champions League final soccer match at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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93 Chelsea fans celebrate close to the clubs ground in west London after they won the UEFA Champions League against Bayern Munich. PAUL HACKETT/REUTERS

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94 Cech of Chelsea lifts up the UEFA Champions League trophy after his team’s final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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95 Luiz and Torres of Chelsea celebrate after winning the UEFA Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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96 Chelsea supporters celebrate the victory of their team after the Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich in Munich. GUIDO KRZIKOWSKI/REUTERS

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97 Chelsea supporters celebrate the victory of their team after the Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich in Munich. GUIDO KRZIKOWSKI/REUTERS

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98 Photographers take pictures of Chelsea’s Drogba after their Champions League final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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99 Chelsea players celebrate with the UEFA Champions League trophy after winning their final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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100 Cech and Drogba of Chelsea celebrate with the UEFA Champions League trophy after his team’s final soccer match against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in Munich. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich infographic

Chelsea vs Bayern Munich infographic