Champions League title belongs to Chelsea

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Chelsea’s hopes of lifting the Champions League trophy against Bayern Munich hinge on a penalty shootout.

The shootout came after the teams finished up 1-1 after extra time.

More than a million football fans had descended on Munich to watch the nail-biting final in the German city.

Hundreds of thousands of Bayern Munich supporters had arrived from all over Europe, along with around 35,000 Chelsea fans, before Saturday’s 8.45pm (local) kick off.

The city had remained “very calm” as the game started, Munich police told Sky News, with only 20 arrests from both sides.

The neck-and-neck final at Bayern’s 67,000-seat Allianz Arena home ground was chosen to host the game before the competition started.

Chelsea’s allocation of 17,500 tickets was snapped up by loyal fans who met the criteria of having attended the required number of previous games.

It meant demand for black market tickets was high among the thousands of fans of the west London club without a match ticket.

One lucky football fan in the stadium was Chancellor George Osborne, who was spotted after the game started sitting alongside German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

The thousands forced to watch the match in public areas were able to soak up the relaxed atmosphere, in the city famous for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival.

Earlier, Mark Robins was wandering the main squares in Munich with a placard offering 2,000 euro (£1,600) for a pair of genuine tickets.

He told Sky News: “It is such a big game. Everyone has been talking about silly figures up to 8,000 euro but by setting 2,000 euro at least I’m in control.”

Chelsea have only ever reached one European Cup final before, when they were beaten on penalties by Manchester United in Moscow in 2008.

The London club’s fans may be outnumbered in Munich, but they were in high spirits and confident their team could pull off an upset.

Colin Butler, from Essex, told Sky News: “We had a good night last night, the Germans are as good as gold.”

He added: “This could be the Drogba final, if he’s on form we can do it.”

Chelsea fanatic Doug Dimitriou, from Fulham in west London, went to his first game in 1954.

“I’ve seen them win every trophy apart from this one, I’ve got a feeling this year it is going to be ours.”

But Andy Pfaff, 23, who rides a rickshaw around Munich, is confident his beloved German club can win.

He told Sky News: “After Oktoberfest this is the biggest night of the year in Munich.

“I’ve been taking many Chelsea fans around our city and they are good fans, but they will leave here disappointed.”

German police had asked all fans to enjoy the occasion but warned that any trouble would be dealt with firmly, with an extra 2,000 officers on duty.

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West Ham, relegated last season, missed out on automatic promotion on the final day of this term but that disappointment was forgotten as 40,000-odd fans celebrated Saturday’s first Wembley win since 1980.