German media slams Chelsea’s ‘farce, accidental’ CL triumph over Bayern
London: Chelsea’s penalty shoot-out win in the Champions League over Bayern Munich hasn’t seem to go down well with German media, as they slammed the Blues’ win as ‘farce’ and an ‘accident’.
Bayern dominated for the majority of the game, before taking the lead through Thomas Mueller’s 83rd minute goal. But Chelsea’s hero on the night, Didier Drogba equalized with a header in the 88th minute of the game.
The game then went on to penalty shoot out, which Chelsea won 4-3, with Drogba scoring the winning penalty for the Blues.
Christian Spiller, sports editor of Die Zeit, said Chelsea`s right to rule Europe was undermined by Bayern`s statistical dominance.
“The problem with the victory of Chelsea is not just that they won, but more importantly the way that they won. It was undeserved. More than that, actually – it was a farce. [Chelsea] may call themselves the best team in Europe, but this will go down in football history as an accident,” the Telegraph quoted Spiller, as saying.
“Bayern Munich were, for all 120 minutes, better than the so-called best team in Europe. But what`s the use complaining?” he added.
Mario Volpe of Bild said Bayern`s players had the look of men who had been robbed in their own homes.
“Our city, our stadium, our cup stood to win on the stunning choreography of [our] goal. At that moment I was sure of it. The Bavarians get the thing,” Volpe said.
“Even for a reporter, that’s not an everyday occurrence. And then this: Olic misses Schweinsteiger misses. Drogba hits. Chelsea cheers. Incredulous, I look at the scene of devastation. The players cry. I feel for them,” he added.