Originally Posted by Deathless Mortal
Sad for football when a team which plays nothing but defense + counter attacks in the semifinal and final wins the title. As some have said, Greece all over again. Bayern a much better team today, but were unlucky, and Robben played an awful game. Not just because of that missed penalty, but he had so many bad misses when he shouldn't have even taken the shot.
Hmmm... so defending is not part of the game? Yes we all like an attacking match, but seeing a masterful defensive performance is just as good. Many people think that there is only one element to football, but they are wrong.
Most of their squad are mercenaries bought with tainted money, including players signed in recent years (not sure why that matters), not just Torres.
I was not making a point about mercenaries, but about the fact that Chelsea really haven't spend the amount of money you were implying in recent years.
Also you can clearly see the passion in Terry, Drogba, Lampard and every player on that field today.