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Iconic Didier Drogba photo from Chelsea’s 2012 Champions League final triumph in Munich resurfaces



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Didier Drogba will forever be remembered for his involvement in Chelsea’s first ever Champions League triumph back in 2012.

The Ivorian netted a late equaliser in the 88th minute as he powered Juan Mata’s corner past Manuel Neuer at the front post.

It eventually went to penalties at the Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich’s home ground, and Drogba stepped up to net the winning penalty, sending Neuer the wrong way, to win 4-3 on penalties and create history and secure Chelsea‘s first ever Champions League trophy.

At the time, Drogba said: “The never give up until the end. This team is amazing.

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“It was written, I think, a long time ago.

“I want to dedicate this cup to all the managers we’ve had before, all the players I’ve played with before.”

Drogba, deservedly, picked up the Man of the Match award for his performance on the 19th May 2012. However, the picture of the forward, who is now 45, collecting the prize post-match was clearly lost in all of the celebrations.

More than 11 years on from Chelsea’s historic night in Munich, UEFA released a photo of Drogba with the award in hand.

One fan wrote: “First time I’ve seen this photo. Almost 12 years later”

Another said: “How have I never seen that picture before”

A third also shared their surprise, writing: “Why I’ve never seen this photo until today.”