Mid-season Chelsea FC were in turmoil yet against all odds they won the UEFA Champions League for the first time. They recovered from 3-1 down to beat Napoli, overturned Benfica, the much fancied Barcelona with 10 men from 2-0 down, and beat Bayern Munich on penalties in the final on the German’s home ground.
In the semi-final and final Chelsea performed like trojans defending stoically with backs against the wall! In the final they scored to draw level with just two minutes remaining. They also came back from 3-1 down in the penalty shoot out.
Didier Drogba scored the winning penalty with his final kick of a ball for Chelsea leaving the commentor to cry, “It is written in the stars!”