FOOTBALL - Chelsea is the first London club to win the CC/CL. Now, six European capitals have produced a CC/CL winner. The other five: Madrid (9), Amsterdam (4), Lisbon (2), Bucharest (1) and Belgrade (1). Chelsea become the second side to win the CC/CL in the year their city hosts the Olympic Summer Games (Barcelona in 1992). Click Read More for the rest of our recap.
Bayern Munich 1–1 AET/aps 3-4 Chelsea
> Internazionale (1965) remain the last side to win the CC/CL final on their home ground. Since then AS Roma (1984) and Bayern Munich (2012) attempted to emulate that performance
> Chelsea is the second side to win the FA Cup and the Champions Cup/Champions League in the same season. The only other club that has managed this is Manchester United in their 1998/1999 treble winning season.
> For the 10th time, an Italian manager won the CC/CL final, surpassing the 9 wins of Spanish managers. Roberto di Matteo is the first Italian to achieve the feat with a foreign club.
> Bayern have lost a shootout in a European cup competition for the first time, after 4 previous victories.
> Bayern join AC Milan and Juventus as the only three clubs to have lost three CL finals (1992-2012).
> Thomas Müller became the first German player to score in a CC/CL final since Stefan Effenberg in 2001.
> Didier Drogba became the third African player to score in a CC/CL final following Rabah Madjer (1987) and Samuel Eto’o (2006 and 2009).
> Chelsea have never failed to qualify for the CL since Roman Abramovich assumed ownership at Stamford Bridge in June 2003. Their run continues.
> This was the 100th Champions League match for Chelsea since Roman Abramovich assumed ownership of the club in June 2003. Since then, no other team has played more than 91 CL matches and only one team has won more points than Chelsea’s 180 points (FC Barcelona with 190 points from 91 matches).
> Arjen Robben missed a penalty in extra time. He also missed one with Chelsea in the lost semi-final shoot-out against Liverpool in 2007.
> Ashley Cole becomes the third player to lose his first two CC/CL finals, before winning his third: the others are Velibor Vasovic and Zinédine Zidane.
> For the 10th time in CC/CL history (and the 6th time in the CL era), a final was decided on penalties.
> Fernando Torres has won the first major prize at club level in his career, that is, if one considers playing in a FA Cup final is a necessity. If not, Torres has won two prizes in the space of 15 days.
> Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand was the first player to make his CL main debut in a final, but not the first to make his European debut in a CC/CL final. For instance, 30 years ago, Nigel Spink made his European debut for Aston Villa, which triumphed over Bayern Munich in the 1981/1982 Champions Cup final. Three years prior, Trevor Francis had debuted and scored in the 1979 final.
> Bastian Schweinsteiger’s yellow card was the fastest ever in a CC/CL final.