Bayern Munich Vs. Chelsea, 2012 UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Piling On More and More Pressure

Chance after chance for Bayern, but each time the shot is off target or a Chelsea defender is in the right position to make a play. They may not be outwardly showing it yet, but Bayern's players have to been getting frustrated and you can certainly sense the growing tension from their supporters.

Didier Drogba is the only Chelsea player consistently in any type of a forward position. Everyone else is behind the midfield stripe or deeper as the Blues desperately attempt to keep Bayern at bay. There was a couple penalty shouts from the home side as well, but both were rightly ignored by the referee. Ashley Cole blocked a Philipp Lahm cross with his arm, but it was down and against his body, no foul. Lahm was back shortly thereafter, going down in the box after a bit of soft shoulder block from Drogba. Again, no foul.

Chelsea have parked the bus, there's no pretense of attack now. It's all about surviving until extra time and possibly trying to get lucky on a counter attack. To their credit, Bayern are staying patient and working the ball around well looking for a chance.

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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