As we draw under two hours to go until the kickoff at Wembley between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, you're probably starting to get that creeping feeling that accompanies most highly publicized games. You know the one, it's the "can we just stop talking about the damn thing and play the game!" feeling. It's totally understandable considering we've had near a month to think about today's final.
So in an effort to provide you something mentally stimulating ahead of kickoff, we're directing your attention to our Bayern Munich blog, Bavarian Football Works, who've been working their collective tails off all week providing excellent analysis of the match. This post looks at the statistical side of the match, crunching stats like an old automobile in a car crusher.
Bayern Munich ranks first in the Bundesliga in all categories, except net recoveries where it ranks 5th. Borussia Dortmund ranks 4th in net duels won, 3rd in Net Off Pass percentage, 1st in recoveries, and 2nd in net shots in the box. While this is all well and good to look at, we should look at the two league draws between these two German heavyweights to get an idea of how they have matched up against each other this year.
We apologize of course if you were told there would be no math, but trust us when we say that this stuff is both interesting and worth your time. Think of it as just another way to absorb and react to the game you're about to watch.