Suspended captain John Terry who played no part in the Champions League final lifting the Champions League was probably as low as it could get – should a suspended player be allowed to lift the trophy as captain – an interesting debate needs to be had on that.

On the other hand, one cannot but feel happy for Didier Drogba, who lives and dies football everytime he steps out on the pitch. Even his orchestrated dives cannot be grudged. David Luiz seems to be the live wire of the team, hugging, kissing, and playing the prankster. The camera cut away at times to the dejected Bayern players. Those medals must have felt like millstones as they came off second best in their own home.

Michel Platini, the chief activist of the financial fair play rules handing the trophy and it vending its way finally to Roman Abramovich, the man most responsible for football’s present day curse of financial doping was a scene dripping with irony. Someday that will make its way to a documentary.

Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

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