Bayern Munich Vs. Chelsea, 2012 UEFA Champions League Final: Kross So Close!

More pressure from Bayern. Toni Kross was so close (admit it, you laughed) with an ambitious shot from distance. The shot broke a spell of possession though for Bayern and manager Jupp Heynckes was none to pleased with his midfielder's decision to take a chance from what was honestly an unrealistic angle. Heynckes furry makes sense, no need to take shots like that when you're the better team and the goal you need will come from continuing to pass and spread the Chelsea defenders out.

Another great chance in the 59th minute for Bayern. Mario Gomez found Arjen Robben in space with a nifty pass but once again Ashley Cole came flying in on the play and made a splendid block on the shot. Cole has been all over the place so far, covering whenever a fellow defender makes a misstep. If Chelsea end up winning this match, a case can be made for him being the man of the match...he's been that good.

Bayern earned a corner right at the hour mark of the match, but it was cleared by Drogba for another corner. Robben set piece attempt was flicked on by Bastian Schweinsteiger for a Blues goal kick. Bad marking for Chelsea, but Schweinsteiger had to jump to high to get to the ball and couldn't get any control on the header.

We' ll have live coverage and updates throughout the game in our 2012 UEFA Champions League Final StoryStream. For more on Bayern, head over to Bayern Munich blog Bavarian Football Works. For more on the Blues, check out Chelsea FC blog We Ain't Got No History. For more on the entire world of football, follow @SBNationSoccer on twitter.

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