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The Champions League has seen a lot of clubs suffer heartbreak, and while Chelsea have been on the receiving end of some heartbreak, the Blues have as well inflicted some on other teams.
Former Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos has revealed how he drank to stupor following Bayern Munich’s Champions League defeat to Chelsea in the 2012 final at the Allianz Arena.
Speaking on the Einfach mal Luppen podcast, Kroos’ brother Felix recalled: “The Champions League final against Chelsea in 2012 – that was us drinking out of frustration. We were close to needing an emergency doctor!”
To which the Madrid star replied: “It was not a good thing but at least there was a reason for it. I remember that Jessi (Kroos’s wife Jessica) then said: ‘We can’t do that (call a doctor) now. Imagine if it came out that I called an emergency doctor for having too much to drink!’
“There was no other way [to ease the pain of defeat]. In the end I had to call the emergency doctor myself because I thought: ‘It can’t be allowed to get worse than this.'”
Thomas Muller had given Bayern Munich the lead after much pressure, with the Blues on the receiving end of pressure from the Bavarians. However, Didier Drogba scored a stoppage time goal to level the scores.
After extra time, Chelsea won the game on penalties.