It goes to figure that just as I try to credit Chelsea a little bit for trying to get forward, a couple nicely executed counters from Bayern have quickly forced the Blues right back in to that all so familiar defensive shell. I suppose I can't blame Di Matteo for forcing his side to compact defensively, but it doesn't mean I have to enjoy it.
Aside from a couple decent chances for Bayern, the most entertaining element of the match so fair is the spider that's been shaved in to the back of Salomon Kalou's head. I'm not kidding, he's got a giant hair spider on the back of his head...it's creepy.
Chelsea's lives flashed before their lives in the 19th minute with a ball got loose in the box right in front of Mario Gomez. Instead of blasting the ball on frame, Gomez inexplicably whiffed as he tried to make a clever turn instead of just hitting the ball. As if that wasn't enough, Jose Boswinga shanked the subsequent clearance.
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