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Chelsea rose to become European champions for the first time as the Blues defeated Bayern Munich in the city of Munich to win the prestigious Champions League crown.
Chelsea’s rise to Champions League glory was against all the odds. The Blues were on a poor run and had to sack then manager Andre Villas-Boas, with his assistant Roberto Di Matteo taking the job on an interim basis.
Chelsea were heavy underdogs to win the Champions League with the Blues struggling in the league and finished the season in 6th place. But with sheer resilience, passion and doggedness, Chelsea beat Barcelona in the semifinal of the Champions League and defied the odds to beat Bayern Munich on their home soil.
Of all the players of that Champions League winning squad in 2012, Chelsea defender David Luiz is the last man standing.
Gary Cahill, club captain for the past two seasons, has eventually left Chelsea following the expiration of his contract on June 30th.
Luiz, 32 is the only surviving member of that squad and partnered in defence with Cahill in the Champions League final after skipper John Terry was shown a red card in the semi-final clash with Barcelona.
Luiz left Chelsea two years after winning the Champions League as he was sold by Jose Mourinho in 2014 to Paris Saint-Germain, but the Blues bought him back Under Antonio Conte in 2016, and the Brazilian has been an important player for the club since his return.
The 32-year-old’s deal was due to expire at the end of the season but he has now extended his stay for two more seasons, that will keep him at the club until 2021.