Chelsea win the Champions League for first time
They have beaten Bayern on their own patch and qualify for next term's competition, dashing Tottenham's hopes
This could well be Drogba's last Chelsea game. Scored, gave away missed pen, scored winning pen in shootout
Abramovich finally has his prize. It was written in the stars after the up and down season Chelsea have had. Wonder what AVB thinks now
Drogba told ITV: "I believe a lot in destiny. It was written a long time ago. This team is amazing and I dedicate this cup to all the managers and players we had before.
"(My equaliser) changed the game. Life is fantastic."
John Terry and Frank Lampard about to lift the trophy. Terry of course was banned from the game.
Amazing story for Chelsea looked beaten v Napoli in last 16 at 3-1 down after first leg. AVB sacked and Roberto Di Matteo not even confirmed as coach
Up the trophy goes. Probably ill-deserved on the night but the season...well
Ashley Cole said: "With the chances they had and of course the penalty, you thought it wasn't our time. We have not won on penalties while I've been here."
Will Di Matteo now get Chelsea job full-time or are Capello rumours true?
Asked about Di Matteo, Petr Cech said: "Whatever happens to him, he has got two fantastic cups. He has done enough to get the job but that is for the board to decide."
Terry: "It was a superb display from the whole squad. When our backs are against the wall we step up to the mark.
"Robbie has been fantastic since he came in."
Asked if Di Matteo should now get the fulltime job, Terry added: "Look at that trophy. We hope so."
Thanks all for reading. Not a classic but still great, great drama. the Champions League final always gives us that. Join us at blogs.reuters.com/sport for a Euro 2012 live blog throughout the tournament!