didier-drogba-chelsea-UEFA-championship.jpgThe Chelsea Football Club from Fulham, London has won its first ever Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League title in its 107-year history in dramatic fashion over Bayern Munich on Bayern’s home turf.

The game was tied 0-0 at the halftime mark and remained that way for much of the second half, until Bayern’s Thomas Muller scored the first goal at the 83′ mark to put Bayern up 1-0. But late in regulation, Didier Drogba put in a goal for Chelsea and the score remained tied through all of regulation and 30 minutes of extra time.

At that point, it goes to a shoot out – five shots on goal for each club. Through the first four, each club made three and had one saved by its goalie. For shot five, Bayern’s Bastian Schweinsteiger stutter-stepped and boinked his shot off the goal post, leaving it to Drogba again. And his shot did not miss, so Chelsea won the UEFA Championship on penalty kicks (4-3).

It’s particularly crazy because within the English Premier League, Chelsea finished 6th, which puts them out of contention to play in the 2013 UEFA league – unless they won the title. So Chelsea is in, along with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United, leaving fourth-place Tottenham out in the cold for the UEFA Cup.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."