Friday, May 21, 2010

Champions league final: prediction

With Bayern Munchen taking on Inter Milan tomorrow in the champions league final its time to make some predictions about the super bowl of European club football. This years final is similar to super bowl XLII when the Giants took on the 18-0 Patriots. Bayerns run to the final was highlighted by a win against Man United on away goals where united looked to be through before dropping down to 10 men and an Arjen Robben volley sent the Germans to the final. Inter had a much more impressive showing over the former European Champs, Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate. Inter has too much quality all over the field for Bayern to handle, Inter was able to put in 3 against Barca and there is no reason they wont be able to do the same against a weaker defense. Bayern has lost their best player in Franck Ribery, he will be irreplaceable and Bayern will miss his pace, attacking prowess, and presence on the wing. Its hard to see them cracking the Inter defense unless perhaps Robben can make an outstanding solo run or Schweinsteiger can score a wonder strike like we saw him do 4 years ago in the world cup against portugal. In the end however I can't see Bayern winning and even though we have seen bigger upsets its not happening tomorrow. 3-1 to Inter in a dominating performance.

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