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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Against all odds Chelsea and Bayern Munich are through to the UEFA


Champions League final… Alive! If, maybe, but, he should, he shouldn't, eish, “but they are only humans”- these were words from almost every football loving person in Spain, following UEFA Champions League semi-final exits of their two households clubs- Barcelona and Real Madrid in front of their home faithful, thanks to the less fancied Chelsea and Bayern Munich. By coming back alive from Camp Nou and Santiago Bernabeu- they have booked themselves a spot in the final on May 19 at Munich Allianz Arena respectively.

Chelsea found themselves two goals down after about 43 minutes and a man down- following the sending off of their captain John Terry. It all seemed mission impossible for Chelsea to come back, but their never die attitude and belief... They did. Two goals from Brazilian Ramires and the Spaniard Fernando Torres- combined with Lionel Messi’s penalty miss, took them home-alive. One will say it was a sweet revenge for Chelsea after that dramatically semi-final clash at Bridge where Iniesta broke the Blues faithful hearts in stoppage time. 


The History was with Bayern, as they have outclassed Real three times in four meetings in UEFA Champions League semi-finals, but still Jose Mourinho’s men were favourites to go through- The Germanys have belief that they can do. After Cristiano Ronaldo put Real two goals up in quick successions-It looked done and dusted for Bayern- But former Real winger-Arjen Robben got a crucial goal-that forces the match to end 3 all and penalties was the only solutions, which the Germanys’ have guts and they triumphed 3-1- in doing so, they made make history by being the first ever team to play the UEFA final on their home venue- Munich Allianz Arena.

Messi and Ronaldo are also humans not magicians as many thoughts, its just pure talent- when they were needed the most they couldn’t hold their nerves and send their teams through. Messi missed a spot kick that should have given Barca a 3-1 and Ronaldo fail to convert his spot kick too. They are also, just like us-humans! But this won’t take away their amazing talent they have displayed for all football lovers-between them they have scored over 100 goals this season alone, take that before you criticise them-if it not your night- it not.

Chelsea and Bayern have now a realistic chance of winning a double this season- as they still have to contest FA Cup and German Cup Final against Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund respectively. Bayern the four time European Champions will be hoping to add their fifth star while Chelsea are still searching their maiden star in Europe. Chelsea will take on Liverpool on May 5 at Wembley in London in FA Cup Final- and Munich will clash Dortmund on May 12 in Germany cup Final- before the big one on May 19-which Chelsea will have to do without their captain-John Terry, Ramires, Meireles and Ivanovic- who are all suspended.

So we have seen it all in this year’s addition of Champions League-but you can rest assured, There still more drama to come- who will be crown 2012 Europe’s best? Time will tell, but at least we know now, If it not Chelsea then it will be home boys Bayern- it promises to an Intriguing clash on May 19, don’t miss that night- it will be an incredible fascinating football game… Allow me to lead you to that final with more stats, record, history and coverage of the Champions League final only on G- stay in touch, until GoXtra News then for now it’s goodbye.

Chelsea and Bayern Munich this week!!


“Remember it’s always look impossible until it’s done”     Written by Fanele ’thenatureboy’ Mbuyazi.



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