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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.

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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 5 2014

Time: 9:56AM

Your Comments

Very much up in the air, but Cech could be gone soon as well.
BlueABS
The look on drogba's face when he scored the winning penalty will forever be in my memory....KTBFFH;) #Munich2012
don delsy
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
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
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
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
Yes it's a quick turnover. The memory lives on. The most incredible night in history of chelsea football club. #munich2012
syed230183_chelseafc
Mikel may also be going...
Ikdaniels
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
Brilliant night & the next day is still the worst hangover of my life, to date anyway. Hoping for more to come though
analooish
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
Now i am looking forward to us lifting it again ,just a feeling ,but 2014/15 could be our time again .
Michael Reid
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
What a day! I spent my whole money drinking with friends and ended up trekking 5 kilometres back home!
Killerpass
 

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