What Sunday’s newspapers are saying:
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: It came down to this: Didier Drogba standing alone, facing the vast banks of the whistling Bayern Munich fans. This was his moment to make history. Also: Roy Hodgson has revealed that Wayne Rooney has been carrying an injury over the past few weeks and will not be travelling to Oslo with the England squad for next week’s friendly against Norway.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY: Frank Lampard saluted Didier Drogba after Chelsea finally lifted the Champions League trophy last night. Also: Real Madrid will move for Luka Modric after they offload Kaka to Paris St Germain. The Spanish champions want to land the Tottenham midfield star for £25million.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Didier Drogba and Petr Cech combined on a dramatic night to give Roman Abramovich the Champions League trophy he has craved for almost a decade. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson was reported to be doing well last night after a health scare in Glasgow.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Roberto Di Matteo claimed the credit in a direct challenge to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich after the club were finally crowned kings of Europe. Also: England manager Roy Hodgson has laid down the law over how he expects his squad to behave during Euro 2012 this summer.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Chelsea are champions of Europe after Didier Drogba’s shoot-out penalty handed owner Roman Abramovich his football dream. Also: Guus Hiddink has been given a blank cheque to go and sign three world-class stars for Anzhi.
THE PEOPLE: Didier Drogba gave Chelsea the greatest night in their history - and made amends for his agony in Moscow. Also: Bargain buy Ricardo Vaz Te sent West Ham belly-laughing all the way to the bank.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Didier Drogba fired Chelsea to Champions League glory in Munich last night. Also: Real Madrid have made Spurs star Luka Modric their number one target for the summer.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Chelsea are European champions for the first time after Didier Drogba’s winning penalty capped an incredible night at the Allianz Arena. Also: The England manager, Roy Hodgson, has warned the squad selected for this summer’s European Championship that anyone misbehaving in public like their rugby union counterparts in last autumn’s World Cup will not play for him again.
THE GUARDIAN: These are the moments Chelsea will always cherish and never want to forget. They gave everything and finally, when it was all done, they had the European Cup in their possession and a night that will go straight in at No1 in their list of great triumphs from the Roman Abramovich era. Also: So far this has been a match devoid of surprises. England have dictated but not with absolute authority; West Indies have been plucky but occasionally self-destructive (there was another crass run-out on Saturday); inexorably the home side are on course for their anticipated victory even though Shivnarine Chanderpaul is still there.
SUNDAY TIMES: Four years after losing their first Champions League final in a penalty shootout in Moscow, Chelsea were last night celebrating victory in European club football’s premier competition after successfully coming through the same ordeal against Bayern Munich. Also: West Ham United will rejoin the Barclays Premier League next season after winning yesterday’s npower Championship playoff final at Wembley.