Champions League 25th Anniversary -

Final - Bayern Munich 1-1 Chelsea (Cheslea won 4-3 on penalties)


 The Champions League returns this week and we are celebrating it here at ITV Sport Archive by going through our vault to find some of the best games featuring British clubs since the competition began 25 years ago.

The 2012 Champions League final was between Chelsea and Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, Munich. The Blues' season was one of mixed feelings. They had won their third FA Cup in four years, but had finished a disappointing sixth in the Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo's men went into the match knowing that they would have to win the final if they were to play in European football's signature competition the following season. Chelsea were desperate to win their first European Cup, four years on from their final defeat to Manchester United in Moscow. They would be up against it against a Bayern side playing the final in their own back yard. It was another unforgettable European night and the ITV cameras were there to show it.

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