After one of the hardest fought games in recent Champions League history, the underdog Chelsea squad won the match 4-3 against default home-team Bayern Munich in extra time with penalty kicks.
Who better to take the game-tying and game-winning shots than world football star Didier Drogba?
The Blues star scored the game-tying goal 88 minutes into the game, marking one of the most dramatic moments in Champions League history. Both sides had their opportunities in the 30 minutes of extra time, but the match ultimately was forced to penalty kicks.
The rest is history now.
With the teams even after four penalty kicks apiece, Drogba and his flair for the dramatic made the decision for his club next year on whether to re-sign him so much more difficult when he buried his shot and brought Chelsea their first Champions League title.
Despite leading The Blues on the pitch for the last eight years, this title win could be Drogba's last game with Chelsea. If I’m a fan of the squad, losing the international sensation after what he did would not be acceptable.
That’s like allowing Tom Brady to walk after winning a Super Bowl. That’s not smart business, and the organization knows that.
With so much success and publicity, Drogba will re-sign with Chelsea.
As for interim head coach Roberto Di Matteo, there is little doubt that he brought his team enough success to warrant another year as the leader of The Blues. Knowing the squad, through, he will probably be fired after their first losing streak.
While the future is uncertain for Di Matteo, he told the Associated Press about the unlikely rise to the top and what his future holds:
Football, like life, is unpredictable and crazy. Nobody could have predicted the last three months. To finish like this is incredible. Whatever the future holds for me, I’d be happy.
Whatever Chelsea decides to do with Drogba and their head coach is a decision for another day because this day is about celebrating for The Blues. After all their recent success, the team finally captured the elusive Champions League title they had been hunting for.