Bayern Munich vs Chelsea, Champions League Final 2012, Football Live Score and Commentary
The most eagerly awaited domestic football game of every year, the champions league final, will be played between Bayern Munich and Chelsea this year. The 2012 final will be played at the Allianz Arena in Munich on May 19.
Live action starts at 18:45 GMT. Live Score and commentary can be seen here from 18:45 GMT.
Both teams have had a mediocre domestic season in 2012. Borussia Dortmund has outclassed Bayern by winning the German Bundesliga title with a lead of eight points. They also beat Bayern last weekend in the German Cup final by 5 goals to 2. Similarly, Chelsea’s league record has been worse, where they could only manage a number 6 spot. But a win against Liverpool in the FA Cup final must have boosted the spirits of the team.
Chelsea would be missing their captain, John Terry due to a moment of stupidity at Nou Camp. Another key defender, Ivanovic is also suspended for the game. Thus, Bosingwa is expected to organize the defence. He is expected to cover Ribery or Robben. Two players, Luiz and Cahill are back from hamstring injuries, but would be another risk in Chelsea’s defence due to lack of match practice.
For Bayern, Mario Gomez is going to be the man to watch. This will be his chance for retributing his inability to shine in big international events. with 12 goals this season and a somewhat weaker Chelsea defence, he might just be the difference between the two sides. Schweinsteiger’s play making midfield position will also be crucial for Bayern’s offence. However, like Chelsea, Bayern is also missing Badstuber and Alaba in defence.
This is Chelsea’s second Champions League final. If they win it, this will be the first Champions League title. They will become the 22nd club to have ever won the competition since its inception in 1956. Bayern Munich however, is a rather successful European competitor. They have won four of the the eight Champions League finals they have played. A win here will make the title tally to five. They will then be the third most successful European club alongside Liverpool, which has already bagged five.
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