Everyone knows the best player in the world is also pretty diminutive. Everyone also knows that second best player in the world is an absolute specimen of human and a bit taller. The great part about this information is that soccer has no definitions of height specifically of linked to world-class footballers. That’s why anyone can play and anyone can be successful. So I pitch this out to you… which team would you choose if you had to take only players over six feet tall or only those under 5′ 8?” The decision would be tough but I can tell you this, I would pay an incredible sum of money to watch this game go down.
A few points from the first half at the Allianz Arena:
- Chelsea came out in similar shape to that of the semis. Despite not creating any real chances, Chelsea had some bright points going forward and it definitely seems like they could find the goal on the counter. The game opened up for Chelsea at times. Bayern has looked a little shaky at times around their own eight. For me, the most dangerous person going forward has been Gary Cahill… that will most likely have to change for Chelsea for them to come out on top.
- Bayern attacked as expected. Robben has been a bit more dangerous than Ribery. Muller is doing well playing as a reserved forward. Gomez will be shaking his head thinking back to the first half; two very good chances didn’t find their way into the back of the net.
- Although Bayern was by far the better team in the first half (possession, chances, corners, etc.), the longer Bayern fail to take advantage of their opportunities, the more pressure will be piled on the team and the more confidence Chelsea will gain. This is precisely where Chelsea want to be.
Still could go either way at this point, but I’m only slightly less confident in my prediction. A goal from Gomez will leave me in a much more comfortable spot.
In other news, what the hell is on the back of Kalou’s head? Also, interesting Abby Wambach commercial at the break. Good for her.