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05-20-2012, 02:23 PM #1
Chelsea victory parade due after Champions League win
Chelsea won the Champions League trophy 4-3 on penalties.
Chelsea fans across the world are celebrating their team's historic Champions League win, as a victory parade in west London is planned.
Hordes of jubilant supporters are expected to salute their heroes during an open-top bus parade after the dramatic victory over Bayern Munich.
The procession is due to start from Stamford Bridge at 16:00 BST.
It comes less than 24 hours after the Blues won 4-3 on penalties at Bayern Munich's home ground in Germany.
Bayern had looked on course to win their fifth European Cup when they scored late in the game to give them a 1-0 lead.
But Didier Drogba equalised from a corner in the 88th minute to take the match into extra time.
A penalty by Bayern's Dutch winger Arjen Robben was later saved by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, leaving the final to be decided in a shootout.
As well as the Champions League trophy - the first time it has ever been won by Chelsea or any London club - the players, management and staff of Chelsea will show off the FA Cup during the parade.
The Blues beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley on 5 May to clinch that silverware.