For the first time in its history Chelsea is heading to the Champions League Final. A thrilling 3-2 win over Liverpool sets up a moth-watering tie with Manchester United in Moscow for the rights to be the best team in Europe.
Two goals from Didier Drogba and a penalty from a grieving Frank Lampard helped them to the win over Liverpool on Wednesday.
The trip to Moscow will be a homecoming for Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich owner Roman Abramovich and might silence the critics of Chelsea coach Avram Grant who replaced media favorite Jose Mourinho earlier this season.
Chelsea and Manchester United also are tied atop the English Premier League at 81 points with two matches remaining, but Manchester United is ahead on goal difference, the first tiebreaker. Manchester United and Chelsea won their home games against each other in the Premier League this season and tied 1-1 at Wembley in the Community Shield.
No London club has ever won the Champions League. Manchester United, which beat Barcelona 1-0 Tuesday to reach the final, won the competition in 1968 and 1999.
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