Chelsea & Manchester City Collectively Shock The Soccer World

Chelsea & Manchester City Collectively Shock The Soccer WorldChelsea had a very disappointing season in the English Premier League, finishing a subpar sixth place.

However, the Blues from southwest London advanced through the rounds of the European Champions League, scoring a massive upset over Barcelona in the semifinals and advancing to the final against heavily favored Bayern Munich.

The widely viewed match was played Saturday at the Bavarian capital city's Allianz Arena.

Bayern dominated play throughout, finally breaking the scoreless tie late, only to see Chelsea equalize on a header by Didier Drogba, with two minutes remaining.

There was no scoring in the 30 minutes of extra time that followed.

Chelsea eventually won 4-3 on penalty kicks, as Drogba booted in the match winner, giving the Blues their first European championship.

Chelsea's sixth place finish in the EPL was the worst ever for a team that would go on to win the Champions League.

In addition, this was probably Drogba's final match for Chelsea, as his contract is set to expire, allowing the Ivory Coast native to become a free agent. 

Bayern was trying for its fifth crown, well back of leader Real Madrid, who leads the continent with nine. 

The British media was quick to proclaim this victory as the "greatest day in the 107-year history of Chelsea football."  

Chelsea's historic EPL victory came only one week after yet another miraculous happening took place in the world of English soccer.


Manchester City Wins English Premiere League


It might have taken the "Miracle of Manchester," but Manchester City was crowned champion of England for the first time in 44 years, concluding one of the league's best seasons ever.

City and its arch rival Manchester United were tied for the top spot in the Premier League, going into their final games of the 38-game season.

Manchester City trailed the lowly Queens Park Rangers late, scoring two dramatic goals in stoppage time to win 3-2, capturing the Premier League title for the first time since 1968 and only the third time in the club's 132-year history. 

Manchester United thought they had retained their crown by edging Sunderland 1-0, until the very late heroics of Manchester City. 

Manchester winning the Premiere League was like the Charlotte Bobcats winning the NBA championship.