|Mikel (pointed with arrow) celebrates with teammates|
There is new name on the UEFA Champions League trophy after Chelsea FC's victory against FC Bayern München made them the first maiden winners since Borussia Dortmund in 1997.
They won the trophy after beating Bayern Munich 4-3 (penalties) after the extra time had ended 1-1.
Thomas Muller put the German team ahead in the 82minute but Didier Drogba’s towering header cancelled it out in the 88th minute.
Arjen Robben had a chance to win the game for his side but missed a penalty after Franck Ribery was fouled by Drogba inside the box.
The game headed into penalties, with Juan Mata missing for
Chelsea but misses by Olic and Schweinsteiger ensured won the trophy
for the first time in the club’s history. Chelsea
Drogba was the hero as he scored his team’s final spot kick.
Meanwhile, John Obi Mikel joined Kanu Nwankwo and Finidi George as the only Nigerians to have lifted the coveted trophy.
Congrats to him, and other Africans in the team (Drogba, Essien, and Kalou).
|Chelsea players celebrate after Drogba scored the deciding spot kick|
|They lift the trophy|
|Lampard kisses it|
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