We've passed the 70th minute mark in Munich and there is still no score. Chelsea have dropped back in to their own box, keeping eight or nine player behind the ball at all times. Call in anti-football, call it smart tactics, it's working so far as the Blues are strangling off the game just like their did in the semifinals. It's dreadful to watch if you enjoy free flowing football, but such is life.
After a couple mistakes from Bayern allowed Chelsea to attack for the first time all half, Roberto Di Matteo made the first substitution of the match as Ryan Bertrand gave way to Florent Malouda. It was a solid 73 minutes from Bertrand who made is Champions League debut in the final, talk about pressure.
Chelsea continued to have a short spell of more aggressive play, actually managing to both hold possession and create a couple chances against Manuel Neuer. Bayern took back control though promptly and again began building up pressure against the Chelsea goal.
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