Didier Drogba Scores the Only Goal You Need to See This Weekend (Video)

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OK, so this week's goal is actually a penalty successfully converted during a shootout.

But is anyone really going to argue against this one?

Here we have Chelsea legend (yes, he's a legend now) Didier Drogba converting the decisive penalty during Saturday's Champions League final in Munich. Drogba's spot-kick gave Chelsea a 4-3 victory over Bayern Munich in the shootout, which followed a 1-1 draw.

Fast forward to the 1:40 mark to watch Drogba's goal. Or you can just watch the full shootout for all the drama.

With his spot kick, Drogba entered Chelsea and Champions League lore for all time. The Blues had already experienced a roller-coaster ride this spring, pulling off improbable victory after improbable victory.

But this one might have been the most improbable.

Chelsea trailed 1-0 late in regular time after Thomas Müller's opener for Bayern Munich. Drogba equalized in the 88th minute with a pinpoint header from Chelsea's only corner of the match.

You can watch that goal here. It, too, was good enough to be our goal of the week.

Here's what B/R World Football Lead Writer Will Tidey wrote about Drogba:

And the battle-hardened war horse they call Drogba, in what will likely be his last game for the Blues, would not be denied.

At least that's what we thought, until he tripped Franck Ribery in extra-time to gift Bayern a penalty. Finally, the most stubborn of dreams had died. The sporting gods can't play Chelsea forever.

But it turns out they wanted to.

In 2008, Drogba was sent off as Chelsea lost the Champions League final to Manchester United in Moscow, on penalties. Four years later, he swept the ball home to own the most resounding closure to that night imaginable.

Indeed. Congratulations to Drogba and Chelsea.

 

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