April 19, 2013 4:10 PM
UEFA president Michel Platini handed the UEFA Champions League trophy to the city of London on Friday, ahead of next month's final at Wembley Stadium. The Champions League final will be staged in London for the second time in three seasons at the end of May, with Wembley Stadium awarded the honour in recognition of the Football Association's 150th anniversary. A delegation of Chelsea players were in attendance at a handover ceremony in the capital on Friday, returning the trophy they won for the first time with a penalty shoot-out win over Bayern Munich in last season's final. Reflecting on the 2011 final at Wembley, where Barcelona beat Manchester United 3-1 to claim the Champions League title for a third time in six years, FA Chairman David Bernstein said: "Expectation's already building that we can not only match, but surpass that great night." Chelsea captain John Terry was also asked about the possible return to Chelsea of Jose Mourinho.