With just under 3 weeks left until the Champions League Final at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Chelsea and Bayern Munich fans are preparing for what should be a cracking affair. Though this year’s final may lack a bit of luster with big guns Barcelona and Real Madrid both being eliminated in the semis, there’s still plenty of story lines to go around. Chelsea heads into the match missing several key players, while Bayern may have some team chemistry issues following the reported fist fight between stars Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery over who took a free kick against Madrid.
Beyond what has happened over the last few weeks, several players who will feature in the match have Champions League demons of the past to exercise come the 19th. Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez hope to rebound from their defeat at the hands of Inter Milan two years ago in Madrid, while several Chelsea players including Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard look to erase the horrific memories of their rain soaked 2008 shootout loss to Manchester United. Unfortunately for John Terry, his knee to the back of Alexis Sanchez during the semi-final second leg in Barcelona means he will miss out on a chance to redeem himself for his missed game-winning penalty in Moscow.
With all the talk of the players, we decided to take a look at the numbers and create this sweet infographic showing the matchup to be pretty even on paper…
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