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Terry was in tears at the end and was hugged and consoled by coach Avram Grant, who appeared to throw his runners-up medal toward Chelsea fans.

“We hit the bar. We hit a post. We were the stronger team for sure,” Lampard said.

Carlos Tevez, Michael Carrick, Owen Hargreaves and Nani scored the other kicks for the Red Devils. Michael Ballack, Juliano Belletti, Lampard, Ashley Cole converted for Chelsea.

Manchester United won its first European title since it was purchased three years ago by Malcolm Glazer, whose Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the 2003 Super Bowl.

Chelsea, which has become a European power under high-spending Russian owner Roman Abramovich, finished with 10 men after Drogba was ejected in the 116th minute for petulantly tapping Vidic in the face with his hand.

Lampard hit the crossbar in the fourth minute of injury time with a left-footed shot from 15 yards. Giggs nearly broke the tie in the 100th, but Terry deflected the shot with his head.

“I feel very proud for lads,” Ronaldo said. “This is everything for me. It’s a magnificent season for me.”