- Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win their first-ever Champions League title on May 19, 2012.
- Drogba scored the equaliser with 3 minutes before the final whistle from Mata's pin-point corner kick.
- The striker has revealed that the Man United man told him not to give up when the Bundesliga giants scored.
The former striker wrote on Twitter: "I asked a young 23-year-old Juan Mata 'please maestro, help me win the Champions League'. He looked at me like 'man you're crazy, you’re Didier Drogba you are gonna help me win it'.
"I then told him I've been here for 8 years and never won it. 'So I believe you're the one who's gonna help us win. I'll even give you a present if we win it'. Three months later, we were in Munich, in the final, in their stadium.
"The hosts took the lead with 8 minutes to go. On my way to kick the ball for the last 8 minutes I was so discouraged, the young man said to me 'believe Didi, you have to believe'.
"Almost in tears I answered after looking at the time score 'believe in what? It's almost over'. Last minute, last corner. Guess who took that corner kick... Mata. And the rest is history."
Mata's Stamford Bridge career went downhill after that night in Munich, with the Spaniard falling down the pecking order at the club following Jose Mourinho's arrival.
The midfielder joined Man United in January 2014, becoming the Red Devils' most expensive signing under David Moyes and reuniting with Mourinho a few years later.
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