Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Di Matteo refuses to rule out second Chelsea Champions League win

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Wednesday 19 September 2012

Roberto Di Matteo believes a second consecutive Champions League win should not be dismissed out of hand, as Chelsea prepare for the first step in the defence of their trophy with a trip to Serie A champions Juventus, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

No team has won back-to-back Champions Leagues in the era of the competition, dating back to 1993. The last team to win two European Cups in succession was Milan, in 1989 and 1990. Coached both times by Arrigo Sacchi, Milan beat Steaua Bucharest 4-0 in the first match and Benfica by a single goal a year later, all goals coming from Dutch internationals - two each for Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basted in 1989 and a Frank Rijkaard penalty in 1990.

Di Matteo acknowledged that thus far it has proved “impossible” to retain the Champions League, but added his Chelsea team aimed to “do the impossible.” The Italian added that the most important long-term legacy of winning the Champions League was not in fact the clinching of the trophy for the first time, but rather it allowed the Blues to attract a high calibre of player to the club this summer, by virtue of the place in this season’s Champions League the victory guaranteed.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Chelsea v Stoke

Related Articles


Toure: West Ham win was important following previous derby defeat


West Ham manager Sam Allardyce unhappy with errors made against Man City


The Top 5 Earners in Football


Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sky Blues boost top-four hopes with win over woeful Hammers


Mourinho: Strategy paid off in Manchester United victory


The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship


Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd: Hazard fires the Blues to the brink of the title





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News