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Global May 20, 2012

Drogba leads Chelsea to Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich in penalties

Didier Drogba led Chelsea to an unlikely comeback victory in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich on Saturday night, scoring the tying goal in the 88th minute and the winner on the final penalty kick of the 4-3 shootout.

With two minutes to go and Chelsea down 1-0 to the German team in its home stadium, Drogba soared high from a corner to head home the equalizer and force 30 minutes of extra time, which ended 1-1.

When it was still level after four penalty kicks each, the 34-year-old from Ivory Coast who makes a habit of scoring crucial goals did so again, sliding home the winner and giving Chelsea its first Champions League title.

“Always so close and so far, and today the cup is going to Stamford Bridge, and this is the best ever,” Drogba said.

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