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A Fast Turn-Over

A Fast Turn-Over

It may be just a little over two years since we all enjoyed that marvellous night over in the Allianz Arena, in Munich.

A night when, against all odds, we lifted the Champions League trophy after an epic penalty shoot-out win over Bayern Munich, but times, in that short space of time have certainly changed.

If you look at the starting eleven that Roberto Di Matteo selected, you`ll see that only 4 players remain at the club and one of then, Bertrand, is unlikely to be there come next season.

Furthermore, recalling that enthralling penalty shoot-out when, despite falling behind when Mata missed the first kick, we overcame the Bavarian outfit, we find that all five penalty takers - Mata, Luiz, Lampard, Cole and Luiz have left!

• Cech
• Bosingwa (Gone)
• Cahill
• Luiz (Gone)
• Cole (Gone)
• Mikel
• Kalou (Gone)
• Mata (Gone)
• Lampard (Gone)
• Bertrand (Going!)
• Drogba (Gone)

However, despite all the changes, I defy you to not shed a few tears when you watch the dramatic final again. It still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand-up when Drogba equalises and Cech saves the penalty from Robben. As for the penalty shoot-out, it remains simply superb and is amongst the best moments of my life.

How about you?



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Writer:Merlin
Date:Saturday July 5 2014
Time: 9:56AM

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Very much up in the air, but Cech could be gone soon as well.
BlueABS
05/07/2014 10:03:00
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The look on drogba's face when he scored the winning penalty will forever be in my memory....KTBFFH;) #Munich2012
don delsy
05/07/2014 10:07:00
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I rewatched the final yesterday and all I could think when Drogba was walking up to take the 5th penalty was "and here it comes"
Jim Moriarty
05/07/2014 10:53:00
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Without a doubt it's still the greatest night of my life. And being there to witness it with my son was the icing on the cake. I frequently watch it again.
blue_tone
05/07/2014 10:58:00
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It's sad but change has been inevitable for some years now. I am sure we are on the way to building yet another marvellous team which will replicate the Munchen nights once again.
BOTUM
05/07/2014 11:22:00
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I still get jittery when I watch Drogba's penalty, hoping he doesn't miss. It takes me back each time I watch the highlights, tremendous throwback.
Louis Lancuv
05/07/2014 11:31:00
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Yes it's a quick turnover. The memory lives on. The most incredible night in history of chelsea football club. #munich2012
syed230183_chelseafc
05/07/2014 14:43:00
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Mikel may also be going...
Ikdaniels
05/07/2014 15:20:00
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What an article! I will never forget that "marvelous'' night. The team Mourinho is building now will be far better than the team that won that Champions league. I remain a BLUE forever. #KTBFFH #CFC
Isaac Ijekhuemen
05/07/2014 16:10:00
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Brilliant night & the next day is still the worst hangover of my life, to date anyway. Hoping for more to come though
analooish
05/07/2014 16:15:00
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I remember waking up next morning not being able to move, my head was thumping but I had the biggest smile on my face ever. I'd drunk far too much and finished the evening off drinking a bottle of champagne in one go!
merlin
05/07/2014 16:18:00
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Now i am looking forward to us lifting it again ,just a feeling ,but 2014/15 could be our time again .
Michael Reid
05/07/2014 19:17:00
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Still can't stop watching the video, anytime we lose game, I put on the video to keep myself happy, that day is my best moment of my Chelsea life
Larger_chelsea
06/07/2014 06:07:00
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What a day! I spent my whole money drinking with friends and ended up trekking 5 kilometres back home!
Killerpass
06/07/2014 13:43:00
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