This final is quickly becoming like watching the Chelsea/Barca match all over again. Chelsea have quickly abandoned the idea of doing anything other than timely counter attacking and have gone in to a tightly compacted defensive alignment. Bayern are going right at Chelsea, getting corner after corner but so far Cech and the defense have been up to the task.
Last update, Bayern have about 65% of the possession but as we all learned a couple weeks ago, that means nothing if you can't take advantage and put the ball in the net. On the bright side for the Germans, they've looked much more likely to score early that Barca did.
David Luiz's elbow dropped Thomas Muller just outside the Chelsea box in the 28th minute, allowing Bayern a great opportunity. Arjen Robben's free kick was blocked easily by the wall. A disappointing set piece from the Dutch star.
Jose Boswinga escaped a booking after a blatant chop to the back of Franck Ribery's legs. Not sure why the referee only issued a verbal warning, but we'll see how that plays out as Ribery was taken off the pitch for treatment.
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