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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Drogba knew Chelsea was going to be in the final game

Didier Drogba's two goals led the London side to their first ever Champions League final after the 3-2 win over FC Liverpool, setting up a mouthwatering showdown with Manchester, who Drogba described as the best team in England.

The African star admitted: "Right from the beginning of the season the Champions League was our target. We had some problems this season. It was a difficult time for the club. But the most important thing was to stand up and keep working as we did. The objective didn't change and now we are in the final.

"I know that Manchester United are a fantastic team and are the best in England, but we aren't bad either."

It's important to mention that the first ever all-English final between Mancheser United and Chelsea will take place in Moscow on May 21, 2008

English glory: Chelsea and Manchester United reached the Champions League FInal to be played in Moscow


Football fans heading to Moscow for the Champions League final will see a contest of north against south and red against blue after Chelsea beat Liverpool in the tournament's second semi-final.

Indeed, Chelsea got an epic result and reached the UEFA Champions League final for the first time, as they defeated Liverpool 3 - 2, with a double from Didier Drogba.

The London side will now play Manchester United in the Russian capital's Luzhniki stadium on 21 May.

The blues eventually beat Liverpool 4-3 on aggregate in a thrilling match that had to go to extra time before a winner was decided.

The Blues' final against powerfull Manchester United will mean that the two sides are going head to head at home and abroad at the end of the season, as they are on equal points in the Premier League with just two games left.

Sir Alex Ferguson's team defeated FC Barcelona 1 - 0 with a superb goal by Paul Scholes. The game was really equilibrated and many newspapers in Spain assure that Barza deserved to reach the final.

Now, fans travelling to Moscow can catch flights to one of the city's main airports, the largest of which are Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo.

Connections are provided by British Airways, KD Avia, Scandinavian Airlines and other carriers.