Who says Germans have no sense of humor?
It revealed that all mention of the words & # 39; 2012 & # 39; and & # 39; Drogba & # 39; Forever was a tongue-in-cheek reference to one of the darkest moments in the history of the German club and one that is still smart even today.
You see, when Bayern takes the lead against someone just seven minutes full time, and especially in their own stadium, you would place your mortgage on them as the victor.
But that night – Saturday, May 19, 2012 – she blew it spectacularly from such a position in the most un-Bayern way in the biggest game in club football.
And unfortunately, signed with Chelsea in the Ckout stages on Monday, they are now doomed to relive it all.
Relive the impressive header of Didier Drogba from the corner of Juan Mata, who arranged the game just five minutes after Muller & # 39; s opener.
Relive the Arjen Robben penalty in extra time Petr Cech on the he somehow managed to hold out with the bottom
Relive how Cech saved from Ivica Olic before he hit the shovel, allowing Drogba to convert the winning.
It will not be pleasant to watch, this capitulation is just as painful as those two Manchester United goals at a standstill in the 1999 Champions League final.
Bayern had the European Cup has been lifted four times in their illustrious history of the team Jupp Heynckes & team squeezed past Real Madrid to reach another showpiece.
Because it was staged at his beautiful Allianz Arena at home, they certainly couldn't fail against the Chelsea side in only their second Champions League final.
Unused substitutes: Butt (GK); Rafinha, Usami, Pranjoc, Petersen
Manager: Jupp Heynckes
Scorer: Muller 83
Chelsea (4-1-4-1): Cech; Bosingwa, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Mikel; Kalou (Torres 84), Mata, Lampard (c), Bertrand (Malouda 73); Drogba
Unused substitutes: Turnbull (GK); Ferreira, Essien, Romeo, Sturridge
Manager: Roberto Di Matteo
Scorer : Drogba 88
 Booked : Cole, Luiz, Drogba, Torres
Referee: Pedro Proenca (Portugal)
Winning the grand prize of European football was an obsession for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich since his takeover of the club in 2003
They had their own heartache in 2008 when losing fines against Manches ter United in Moscow and suffered two semi-final losses to Liverpool and another to Barcelona.
Now the trophy was again within reach and in extraordinary circumstances. Chelsea had fired manager Andre Villas-Boas with the team 3-1 to Napoli midway through their final draw 16.
In cam club legend Roberto Di Matteo on an interim basis until the end of the season. Little else was expected from the Italian than to keep the ship stable.
But Di Matteo excelled in Europe. First, Chelsea overthrew that deficit against Napoli in the second leg at Stamford Bridge and won 4-1 in extra time to advance 5-4.
She then defeated Benfica in the quarterfinals and somehow beat out Barcelona holders in the semifinals despite the 37th minute send of John Terry in the second leg.
Terry was of course suspended for the final and Chelsea was also without Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and Raul Meireles.
You have thousands of Chelsea fans descended on Munich, most without tickets. UEFA rules meant that the number given to Bayern fans on their own grounds was limited.
Bayern controlled most of the game, although Chelsea did take a number of notable chances for himself.
Robben could have arranged it, but Cech denied the Dutch winger with his legs. Mario Gomez was guilty of missing a babysitter, while Gary Cahill gasped for the last time to deny Robben.
You felt that the Germans had the best chance of scoring and shared with another seven minutes what it seemed to be a killing blow.
Toni Kroos hooked a cross into the back post that met Muller and went firmly into the ground, the ball bounced past Cech's grasp and cut the bar as he entered.
Heynckes even took Muller for the defender Daniel Van Buyten, gambling on the game that was won
It was a mistake. In the final minutes, Mata waved in a corner and Drogba shot free in the nearby post and a header went past Manuel Neuer.
Bayern regrouped in extra time and Drogba went from hero to zero when he polluted Franck Ribery in the box. Fortunately for the Ivorian, Cech saved Robben's penalty.
Lahm (Bayern) – scored 1-0
Woods (Chelsea) – rescued 1-0
Gomez (Bayern) – scored 2-0
Luiz ( Chelsea) – scored 2-1
Neuer (Bayern) – scored 3-1
Lampard (Chelsea)) – scored 3-2
Olic (Bayern) – saved 3-2
Cole (Chelsea) – scored 3-3
Schweinsteiger (Bayern) – stored on post 3-3
Drogba (Chelsea) – scored 3-4
Like 2008, Chelsea was involved in a penalty shoot-out for the European Cup. first punishment, however, and Neuer saved.
Bayern were wrong ess with their first three – the third was actually in Neuer's hands – and seemed on the verge of winning 3-2 ahead.
But Cech, after seeing a pair of spades graze his gloves, correctly suspected Olic. Ashley Cole made it 3-3 and when Schweinsteiger hit the woodwork, Drogba made sure the trophy would come back to London for the first time.
While the wall of blue shirts at one end of the stadium was mad, the Bayern fans were left behind to find out how it had escaped.
There would be some consolation a year later when they beat Borussia Dortmund in Wembley to finally win their fifth – and last – European cup.
But in the coming months it will be good to & # 39; 2012 & # 39; and & # 39; Drogba & # 39; good and really muted.