On Wednesday night, the last round of Champions League matches went under way, and Rafael Benítez prepared his team for his Champions League debut as Chelsea coach. However, despite their crunching 6-1 victory, they finished their group campaign in 3rd place behind Shakhtar Donetsk, who in turn lost their 16-match home winning streak as they fell 0-1 to Italian champions Juventus.
Okay, lads and lasses, we’re not all going to die. Nor did our team suddenly become like Kaiserslautern or something. But there is plenty to be learned from yesterday’s Pokal match, and plenty that it gives perspective to. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
The most prevalent stance in the last 12 hours among the plebs of the internet has been bewilderment as to how could Bayern win the Champions League after a performance such as yesterday. With all the alarmism of Daily Mail-reading housewives, even our own flock has taken to this line of thought. But there are a fair few key points that are cause for plenty optimism ahead of the big ol’ game in a weeks time. Continue reading
The BayernForum.com How-To Guide to avoid being scammed
You took part in UEFA.com’s ticket lottery and failed to win, or else you didn’t participate at all out of fear that you may end up having to buy a ticket for a final you don’t want to watch. In the meantime, FC Bayern reaches the Champions League final and you’re left desperately scrambling trying to find the cheapest ticket out of the highly inflated options you have left. Sounding familiar? Continue reading