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Bayern bask in Madrid penalty misery

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Bayern Munich will meet Chelsea in the Champions League final next month after beating Real Madrid 3-1 on penalties. The game finished 2-1 at the Bernabeu in the home team's favour after extra-time which made it 3-3 on aggregate heading into the lottery of the shoot out. Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the decisive spot-kick after Manuel Neuer had made two stunning saves to deny Cristiano Rona...Full Story »

Di Matteo wins right to be on Roman's shortlist of three for full-time Chelsea job

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 by Dailymail

Roman Abramovich has a powerful defence against any criticism he might receive for the way he runs Chelsea. It's something along the lines of three English titles, five domestic cups and two Champions League finals. But he can still get it horribly wrong. He missed that epic encounter in Barcelona on Tuesday night, seemingly opting for a shopping trip in Kensington when the Champions League ...Full Story »

Mourinho blames Barca beating for failure to seal Chelsea reunion with Real in Munich

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 by Dailymail

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho lamented the fact that his side had to play Barcelona in a critical match for the Primera Division just four days ago after they were beaten 3-1 by Bayern Munich on penalties. The Spaniards, trailing 2-1 from the first leg, raced into to 2-0 lead inside 15 minutes thanks to a double from Cristiano Ronaldo, but Bayern levelled the tie through Arjen Robben's p...Full Story »

Agony for Terry with UEFA set to refuse Chelsea skipper chance to lift Champions League trophy

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 by Dailymail

John Terry's lingering hopes of lifting the Champions League trophy are set to be dashed because UEFA do not like banned players participating in the presentation ceremony. Terry, sent off in Tuesday's semi-final win in Barcelona, will be unable to sit on the bench in Munich and will have to watch from the stands, along with Raul Meireles, Ramires and Branislav Ivanovic, all suspended for pi...Full Story »

Real Madrid 2 : 1 Bayern Munich - Bayern through to final on penalties

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 by PA

Bayern Munich will meet Chelsea in the Champions League final next month after beating Real Madrid 3-1 on penalties. The score was 2-1 to Real after extra time, the 3-3 aggregate scoreline leading to penalties. Bastian Schweinsteiger scored the decisive spot-kick after Manuel Neuer had made two stunning saves to deny Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka. David Alaba and Mario Gomez had sent Iker Casill...Full Story »

Chelsea await Champions League pay day

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said the London club were due a big financial boost as a result of their "phenomenal" Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona. The Blues are set for the biggest television cash pay-out for reaching the final of at least £45 million ($73 million, 55.5 million euros) after a dramatic 2-2 draw in Barcelona on Tuesday, where they played most of the ma...Full Story »

Chelsea captain Terry's ban decision set for May 31

Posted Thursday, April 26, 2012 by YAHOO Sport

Chelsea defender John Terry could have his European suspension increased by UEFA after his red card against Barcelona ruled him out of the Champions League final. UEFA's control and disciplinary body will decide Terry's fate, with a further two-game ban possible, ruling him out of European competition next season if Chelsea qualifies. The automatic one-match suspension will stand regardless an...Full Story »

Mourinho hoping for luck to change

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 by ESPNSTAR.com

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is hoping for a change of luck for the Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich after suffering three semi-final losses. Mourinho claimed on Tuesday he had been bereft of fortune in previous matches at the last four stage after twice losing to Liverpool (in 2005 and 2007) - when at Chelsea - and again to arch rivals Barcelona last season - a defeat he ...Full Story »

How Chelsea’s heroes rated

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 by The Sun

POINT PROVED ... Didier Drogba SHOWED why he is rated one of the best keepers in the world when he denied Messi with an outstretched leg when the Argentine was clean through. Used all his experience to slow the game down and frustrate the crowd and his long kicks were a useful let-out to ease the almost relentless pressure. Deserved lucky break when Messi hit the bar from spot, then tipped sh...Full Story »

Miracles are in Chelsea’s DNA - Rob hails his heroes

Posted Wednesday, April 25, 2012 by The Sun

HERO WORSHIP ... Roberto Di Matteo paid tribute to Chelsea's brave stars ROBERTO DI MATTEO saluted his heroes after the most amazing performance in Chelsea’s proud history. The Blues dumped Barcelona out to reach their second Champions League final in one of the most sensational displays in the history of this great competition. They were all heroes. All 10 of them after John Terry...Full Story »

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