Football fans witnessed the much anticipated UEFA Champions League (UCL) final battle between Chelsea and Bayern Munich with Chelsea bringing home the coveted trophy.
Didier Drogba scored the decisive goal in the penalty shootout beating Bayern Munich after a dramatic 1-1 draw on 19th May 2012. Chelsea got its first Champions League title, four years after losing in a shootout to Manchester United.
For the first time in Malaysia, the match was telecasted in HD (High Definition) in an exclusive event hosted by Heineken at GSC Signature cineplex at The Gardens; transporting fans to the excitement live from the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Aptly called the Heineken Legendary Night, the event was part of Heineken’s ‘Legendary Football’ campaign for the UEFA Champions League 2012 Finale in Munich.
Whole of GSC Signature cineplex lobby had been turned into a party room where bottles of Heineken were served all night and games like foosball and penalty shoot-out simulations.
Proof that I was really right at the GSC Signature lobby waiting to enter the cinema hall. Haha.
Overall the match was pretty exciting and Bayern Munich have it all to the win match, from first half, second half, extra-time, and of course, the penalty shoot-out.
They can only blame themselves for losing the trophy in the dying minutes of the penalty shoot-out, no thanks to Schweinsteiger.
It’s also the first time Chelsea lifted the UEFA Champions’ League trophy where they didn’t manage to do it even during the tenor of The Chosen One, Jose Mourinho.
As a fan of Chelsea back in the days of Gianfrance Zola, Roberto Di Matteo, Gianluca Vialli, Ruud Gullit, Dennis Wise and so on, I’m happy, in fact, I’m amazed with Roberto Di Matteo’s achievement.
Chelsea has won the FA Cup defeating Liverpool and now going against all odd defeating Barcelona in the semi-finals and winning the trophy in the end.
It was really a legendary night and thanks to Heineken for the great experience! I hope there will be more of this when the Euro 2012 comes.
But the crowd in the cinema hall really need to make some noise. You guys are watching football, not movie! Even though it’s in the cinema hall but it’s a football match! Make some noise will ya?