21 May 2012, 1832Having converted the decisive penalty as Chelsea FC finally claimed the UEFA Champions League, man of the match Didier Drogba said words could not describe his emotions.
21 May 2012, 1060Roberto Di Matteo believed "heart and passion" earned Chelsea FC a first UEFA Champions League title as Jupp Heynckes rued FC Bayern München's inability to make their chances count.
21 May 2012, 684FC Bayern München 1-1 Chelsea FC (aet, Chelsea win 4-3 on penalties) Chelsea finally claimed their first UEFA Champions League title, Didier Drogba converting the decisive spot kick to deny Bayern a home victory.
10 May 2012, 628A red-eyed Ander Herrera summed up the sadness in the Athletic Club dressing room after their UEFA Europa League final loss when he declared: "Right now there's only pain."
10 May 2012, 756Diego Simeone praised his Club Atlético de Madrid players for "showing what they are about" in their victory over Athletic Club and reserved particular praise for striker Falcao.
10 May 2012, 659Club Atlético de Madrid 3-0 Athletic Club Scorer of the only goal in last season's final, Falcao went one better in Bucharest as a pair of stunning first-half strikes set up Atlético's triumph.
9 May 2012, 735Falcao's exploits have led to a Bucharest metro station being named in his honour, but, ahead of the final, he s Bucharest's annual two-week EUROPAfest music event is in full swing, but as football temporarily took centre stage, Falcao was keen to stress that Club Atlético de Madrid are anything but a one-man band.tresses he is just part of Club Atlético de Madrid's finely-tuned side.
9 May 2012, 605Ander Herrera says Athletic Club have shown they "can beat anyone" en route to the UEFA Europa League final, and he is determined to prove it once again against Club Atlético de Madrid.
27 April 2012, 667Marcelo Bielsa hailed Athletic Club's display in beating Sporting Clube de Portugal as the best of his reign, while Ricardo Sá Pinto said his players had done Sporting proud.
27 April 2012, 644Diego Simeone heaped praise on his "heroic" Club Atlético de Madrid players after they reached the final at the expense of Valencia CF, whose coach remained upbeat despite elimination.
27 April 2012, 752Athletic Club 3-1 Sporting Clube de Portugal (agg: 4-3) Sporting finally buckled under the pressure as Fernando Llorente's 88th-minute strike took Athletic through to their second UEFA final.
27 April 2012, 5648Valencia CF 0-1 Club Atlético de Madrid (agg: 2-5) Adrián López's stunning goal took Atlético through to their second final in three years, though Tiago's late dismissal removed some gloss.
27 April 2012, 622Shakhtar’s captain gave his take on the Pitmen’s upcoming game against Volyn.
27 April 2012, 537Shakhtar’s defender gave his take on the upcoming Ukrainian Cup semi-final match.
26 April 2012, 597"If I had to take another penalty in the same situation tomorrow I would," said Sergio Ramos after his missed spot kick contributed to Real Madrid CF's heartache against FC Bayern München.
26 April 2012, 766Jupp Heynckes reflected on one of the most memorable evenings of his long coaching career as FC Bayern München ousted Real Madrid CF, with José Mourinho generous with his praise.
26 April 2012, 572Real Madrid CF 2-1 FC Bayern München (agg: 3-3, Bayern win 3-1 on penalties) Bastian Schweinsteiger struck the winning spot kick to take Bayern through to a home final.
25 April 2012, 658Bastian Schweinsteiger says FC Bayern München must start as they mean to go on at the Santiago Bernabéu on Wednesday as they attempt to defend a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid CF.
25 April 2012, 1048"It's this excitement that turns my hair grey," said Real Madrid CF's José Mourinho before the visit of FC Bayern München, with Jupp Heynckes eyeing "the creme de la creme of games".
25 April 2012, 640Roberto Di Matteo admitted tactics went out the window as ten-man Chelsea FC held off FC Barcelona to reach the final, giving way to pure "passion, pride and desire".