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There's a line in Quadrophenia where Jimmy says '' Nothing has been the same since Brighton'' and it's a sentiment how I feel about Munich when it comes to Chelsea. Yes it's been great winning things before and since but when you have been watching Chelsea play in the late 70's and early 80's to think that we could be European champions one day was way beyond belief especially when we were on the pitch celebrating not going down to the old 3rd division in 1983. The drama of that night will never be beaten it had everything just off the scale the emotions every Chelsea fan that night went through and with key players missing as well.

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8 minutes ago, bluehaze said:

There's a line in Quadrophenia where Jimmy says '' Nothing as been the same since Brighton'' and it's a sentiment how I feel about Munich when it comes to Chelsea. Yes it's been great winning things before and since but when you have been watching Chelsea play in the late 70's and early 80's to think that we could be European champions one day was way beyond belief especially when we were on the pitch celebrating not going down to the old 3rd division in 1983. The drama of that night will never be beaten it had everything just off the scale the emotions every Chelsea fan that night went through and with key players missing as well.

Agree. It was unreal in every respect, and 10 years on it still feels the same.

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A great night in Munich. I've witnessed some great nights and days in Chelsea's history but winning in Munich tops the lot. When Muller scored I'm sure most if not all of us thought he we go again but then Didier saved the day. If we were to go back in time and say to our younger selves that we would win the Champions League in 2012 we would probably be escorted to the nut house.

Drank loads of fine beer in Munich and didn't get much kip on the journeys to and from the game.

On the Tuesday I spoke to a Spurs fan at work and asked him if he had had a a good weekend. He told me to f**k off. Charming.

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Along with RDM goal in 97, my most joyus moments of being a Chelsea fan.

Given we were, and still are, rotten at Pens, and Matt's being saved it seemed inevitable it would end in hurt again.

But it was meant as Cechs and Drogbas redemption story, and is one that will live with me as long as I live.

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5 hours ago, JM7 said:

Drogba’s short penalty run up still makes me nervous - even now. What was he thinking?!

So Neuer didn't have time to read him.

If you think that's crazy, his initial plan was a panenka and he only changed his mind on the walk to the spot.

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26 minutes ago, Sconnie Blue said:

I was actually incredibly confident when Drogba had the short run up. 

Been on this planet for 30 years and that was the only truly euphoric moment of my life. 

Yes. It was, as Argo says, as if he didn't give Neuer any time to make a save. It was so quick it just looked unstoppable.

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20 minutes ago, Backbiter said:

Yes. It was, as Argo says, as if he didn't give Neuer any time to make a save. It was so quick it just looked unstoppable.

I was watching it at a Buffalo wild wings with my wife to be at the time. We were the only Chelsea fans vs a crowded Bayern set of fans.  When Schweinsteiger missed I genuinely jumped out of my seat in excitement. When I saw it was Drogba up next I was genuinely shaking because I knew this was it. 

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3 hours ago, Boyne said:

When Muller scored I'm sure most if not all of us thought he we go again but then Didier saved the day.

Cech saved the day after Didier nearly f**ked it all up!

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And don’t forget the big ball they rolled on almost to the pitch that must’ve distracted Robben during his penalty after drog’s brain fart.  Whoever did that deserves a huge thank you.

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I think a lot was also down to Mikel that was in Robben's ear when he was stepping up. He looked a deer in the headlights before he even kicked it!

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