Roman Abramovich’s $2.86 billion ambition has been fulfilled. Chelsea
have won the Champions League. They walked the most tenuous of tightropes, but they beat Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1 in regulation. This was perhaps the worst and the ugliest team of the Abramovich era, but, ultimately, it was the most successful.
Bayern dominated the match statistically. They did not hold as much possession as expected, just 56 percent, but they outshot Chelsea
43-9. Bayern had 20 corner kicks to Chelsea’s one. Chelsea
scored on that one. It was just that sort of night.
The real loser here may be Tottenham. The fourth place finisher in the EPL will not take the final Champions League
place (Chelsea get one automatically). With financial fair play going into effect next season, the lost funds could cripple their ability to compete at that level in future years (and help Chelsea).. Most of that was Cole.