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Soccer News of Wednesday, 20 May 2020

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Lampard reveals how Drogba helped Chelsea win Champions League trophy

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has revealed the role Didier Drogba played to help the club win the 2012 UEFA Champions League trophy.

Lampard and Drogba were part of the squad led by manager Di Matteo which faced Bayern Munich in the final at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

A corner kick played by Juan Mata was headed in by Drogba to give Chelsea an equalizer in the final 8 minutes of regulation time which ended 1-1.

The game later ended 4-3 on penalties to see Chelsea win their first-ever Champions League trophy.

“It was the best night of my footballing life without a doubt, just an incredible night,” Lampard told Chelsea website.

“For so many years, we’d been trying to win the Champions League – we’d lost final, lost semi-finals and it felt like the last chance for the group because we were all getting a bit older.

“As a team, we had something about us. We kept fighting and obviously we had the king, the man who produced – Didier Drogba.

“He did it time and again throughout his career and he came up with a header that I don’t think another player in world football could have done, then got the winning penalty himself.

“I remember particularly in the run-up to the final that Didier became a different person for those big games.

“In the warm-up, it was like he was caged and ready to go. You could see it and you knew he had the ability to do it. He was confident in that and that confidence rubbed off on people around him.”

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