Bayern Munich Vs. Chelsea, 2012 UEFA Champions League Final: Van Buyten Fails to Jump on Glorious Chance

The short break seemed to help Bayern settle down and catch their breath.

In the 18th minute, Ivica Olic was left wide open at the far post by the Chelsea defense who had all moved to far inside. Olic had the trophy on his foot, but tried to be far too clever looking to make another pass to a trailing Daniel van Buyten who clearly expected Olic to shoot and got caught on his heels. The delay allowed the pass to trickle harmlessly past the goal mouth rather than being put in by van Buyten.

The chance inspired Bayern, who looked much stronger as the final minutes ticked away. Still they were cursed by poor decision-making in the final third and erratic finishing that was totally uncharacteristic of this team. We've got five minutes left and penalties are looming.

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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