Barcelona and Real Madrid have congratulated Chelsea for pipping Bayern Munich to the 2011-12 Champions League.
Didier Drogba scored the decisive penalty kick in the shootout to hand the Blues the first-ever European Cup in their 107-year history after 120 minutes could not separate either team at the Allianz Arena on Saturday as the game was deadlocked at 1-1 after extra time.
The two Spanish sides who were widely expected to participate in Saturday's final were dumped out at the last-four stage of the competition by the finalists, but various members from Barcelona and Madrid have nonetheless applauded Roberto Di Matteo's men for their achievement.
Barca's official Twitter feed read: "Congratulations to @chelseafc for their first title in the Champions League!"
"Congrats to Chelsea! The new Champions League winners!" tweeted defender Gerard Pique, while president Sandro Rosell wrote: "Congratulations to Chelsea, champions of Europe."
Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos was delighted for his Spain team-mates Juan Mata and Fernando Torres, who enjoyed their first taste of glory as European club champions.
"Congratulations to two good friends @juanmata10 and F.Torres. Congratulations winners .. ! Also keep your head up Robben."
Xabi Alonso, however, was engrossed by the occasion: "Football drama II. Congrats Chelsea. Sorry for Bayern."