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Chelsea beat Bayern 4-3 on penalties to win the Champions League - LIVE!
Chelsea have won the Champions League for the first time in their history after beating Bayern 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Follow the reaction here and have your say via Twitter @Goal_India and Facebook.

23:45 IST

20/05/12

Thank You For following Goal.com's LIVE coverage of The Champions League final showdown as well as reactions and Chelsea's victory parade. We take your leave now but there is more footballing action in store as Juventus clash with Napoli in the final of Coppa Italia LIVE on Goal.com from 12.30

23:30 IST

20/05/12

23:15 IST

20/05/12



Another photo from the Champions League success parade that Chelsea have been doing this afternoon. Not a bad turnout considering many Blues fans will still be stinking-drunk in some German bar chanting "Championes!" to baffled onlookers...

23:00 IST

20/05/12

Some fascinating quotes from Fernando Torres emerging after last night's victory. The Chelsea striker described not starting in the Champions League final as the biggest disappointment in his life, although obviously he perked up once they won the final!


22:50 IST

20/05/12



Feast your eyes of one of the two Chelsea buses barnstorming through west London at a similar pace to Jon Obi Mikel in a sprint contest.

22:40 IST

20/05/12



Pride of London indeed. Well done Chelsea FC.

On that note Manchester United supporters..chill..you have had your fair share of parades..Now watch others..

Gunners...aah...well...Silverware will come...I guess!

Tottenham fans...Sorry No Tottenham fans reading this

22:30 IST

20/05/12

Jerome Boateng can't quite believe his Bayern Munich bunch lost last night still. I think most of Germany share your shock pal!

"We are all very disappointed, down in the dumps. What can I say? We lost, but were clearly the better team," Boateng was quoted as saying on the official Uefa website.

"I just can't believe it. A dream broke down within seconds. We always had the advantage."

"We were leading 1-0, had a penalty [which Arjen Robben missed] and were leading in the penalty shootout. But that's how football can be."


22:20 IST

20/05/12

The fans attending the parade are dissipating but this LIVE! will keep going strong for a while yet. The latest news? Andre Villas-Boas has graciously congratulated Chelsea on their Champions League triumph.


These were some of his quotes

The biggest honour is to win the Champions League. Congratulations to Di Matteo and the players," the former Porto coach told RTP.

"I am still choosing the right project and such a decision will take as long as necessary,” the Portuguese said.


22:10 IST

20/05/12



Frank Lampard - pictured above making out with the Champions League trophy - skippered the Blues to success in John Terry's absence last night, and what a job he did.

He thinks the Chelsea old-guard still have plenty to offer Stamford Bridge fans despite their age.

22:02 IST

20/05/12

Our man at the parade, Liam Twomey, has this to add from west London: "Things are winding down on the Common now. The buses have moved on to Parsons Green, with hundreds o fans scurrying after them. The big screens are now showing highlights of Chelsea's run to the final. Footage of those group stage struggles and the tensions between Andre Villas-Boas and his senior players are a timely reminder of how unlikely this monumental triumph looked only a couple of months ago..."

22:00 IST

20/05/12

The buses have departed from Eelbrook Common and Chelsea fans have gone back to throwing celery at the moving coaches. I don't think I'll ever understand that quirk!

21:54 IST

20/05/12

Liam Twomey, who is at #Chelsea parade, says: The crowd lapped up the words of Roberto Di Matteo and his players as the microphone was passed around the bus, but Roman Abramovich, the one man whose decisions this summer on the futures of his manager and several key players will shape Chelsea going forward, remains silent. His ongoing unwillingness to speak to the Blues faithful is the only cause for concern on this most celebratory of days in southwest London.

21:47 IST

20/05/12

Rob Harris writes from the Chelsea parade: "Chant of "unlucky Tottenham" from Chelsea's bus" Ooo! Harsh, Chelsea, harsh! Spurs fans up the road in north London are probably too busy drowning their sorrows to hear the cheers at their expense mind...

21:44 IST

20/05/12

From Chelsea's Twitter handle: Roman Abramovich is on board and gives the crowd a wave, before the bus heads off to Parson's Green and the end of #CFCParade.

21:41 IST

20/05/12

Roberto Di Matteo is finally handed the mic but his shouting over the noise is indicipherable haha. My best possible translation is "yessssssssssssssss" although there might have been a "we're the champions" in there somewhere!

21:39 IST

20/05/12

Liam Twomey at #Chelsea parade says: A roar has erupted at the Common with the arrival of the buses. John Terry may have led the chorus of 'Championes' from the front of the bus, but the biggest cheer was reserved for the revelation that today is Petr Cech's birthday. He has surely never had a bigger party, or a better present than Didier Drogba belting out the tune to the White Stripes' anthem 'Seven Nation Army'..

21:34 IST

20/05/12

Not much in the way of speeches from the Chelsea players, just chanting. Ryan Bertrand is the latest to get the fan treatment, having put in a solid shift for the Blues in his Champions League debut last night.

21:30 IST

20/05/12

"We want you to stay, we want you stay! Didier Drogba! We want you to stay!" sing the crowd. The Ivorian bats away their affection with modesty.

21:28 IST

20/05/12

John Terry and Ashley Cole burst into song when the mic is handed to them on one of the Chelsea buses! The crowd sing along without a moment's hesistation!

21:25 IST

20/05/12

PDM, a Chelsea fan, on Twitter says: If Chelsea aren't best team in Europe and still they win champions league then it's shame for other teams