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Robert Lewandowski hit a superb hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund hammered Bayern Munich 5-2 in the DFB Pokal final. More
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Chelsea will be enjoying this result
Bayern just taking it easy before they smash the arrogant Southerners next Saturday.
Chelsea must fear them , they are beatable as well , but its not going to be easy but we have a chance
Perfect humiliation.. just love it whenever Bayern loses... arrogant Riberys and Robbens.. Chelsea is gonna win th Champions league... you guys dont deserve it..
I see people linking the outcome of this game to the Champions League, well it's wise to know that the Chelsea team that plays in the Champions league is quite different from the one that plays in the domestic league, it doesn't matter if they are the same players. Another thing to remember is that most of the Chelsea players now aren't far from the end of their career, so they need that champions league title more than anything now they've got the chance to do so. I'm not saying Bayern aren't gonna come out playing to win but the best team with proper tactics would carry the day, it's a different competition entirely, nothing to be linked to the domestic cup
why waste your time on DFB Pokal final when you've got 'smaller fish' to fry in the biggest stage in club football?
Jason, as long as Bayern think like that then Chelsea will be happy, coming back from 2-0 down at the Nou Camp with 10 player and getting a 2-2 draw does not happen these days and especially in the Champions League. Bayern can pass? Chelsea can defend and turn into a counter like lightening, one thing is for sure, Bayern better have some good experienced defenders to come into this game in place of Badstuber and Alaba, Drogba will be at his best and the midfielders love to play off his ariel prowess. Cup finals is what Chelsea is about.
Response to comment 81 (Rob T). I like how most English people think that Bundesliga (BL) is inferior to Premier league (PL) and therefore that players playing there can score goals less hardly or achieve things easily. I should remind you that Papiss Cisse who now gets all the press praise, used to play for Freiburg in the first half of the season and scored 9 goals. On the contrary at Newcastle he scored 13 in three months. You can also see Ozil who used to play in Werder Bremen becoming (from his first game) irreplaceable in Real Madrid and benching Kaka. You will see something similar again next year for Kagawa (to join Man Utd.), Podolski (Arsenal) and Lewandowski (possibly R. Madrid). You will see how some of the not necessarily best players in Bundesliga become stars in Premier league and La Liga. Just watch… Respose to comment 84 (Agent of Chaos). As I said you will remember my words next Saturday. Bayern is not Napoli. Bayern are the second best passing game team in Europe after Barca. Thus if they get the lead, forget it; they will definitely win. They will keep passing the ball with consummate ease, making toy of Chelsea, creating chances one after the other and finishing them (since without stress). By the way how many times did you see Barca failing to win after scoring first? And don’t tell me their match against Chelsea (2-2) because there they had to chase the score as if they were losing. However, unlike Barca, Bayern have a very shaky defense when exposed to counter attacks. Bottom line: Whoever scores first in the CL final will get a huge advantage.
Jason how can you say anything can happen but if Bayern score first its game over for Chelsea. What about against Napoli? Look how that turned out. Teams get the 1st goal lots of times against Chelsea but it only makes the play better. The Liverpool game ment nothing to them, it was a fight for 4th place before they played Newcastle and then they just gave up on it, if you seriously think that Chelsea went into the Liverpool game with intent on only winning instead of looking ahead to the Champions League final then you are bang wrong. Drogba on his day is unplayable, any defense in Europe will tell you that, Chelsea have the experience and drive to go into the final and win comfortably, they have more need to win it which will drive them on.
FB - Your talking out the back of your head - IF BVB are so great in Europe how come there record in Europe i so poor- wake up. English and Spanish teams are the best in Europe.
Response to comment 70. And after seeing the 4-1 demolition of Chelsea at the hands of Liverpool one could say that Bayern would definitely win the CL final. You can argue that Chelsea didn’t play full strength in that game but those who played did so without fear of getting injured and missing the CL final (as it was the case with Bayern today). The Bayern Vs Chelsea will be a totally different game. Chelsea will have a big chance to win ONLY if they score first. Bayern are unbeaten for more than a season when they score first. After Bayern score their passing game becomes excellent (from very good) and as they don’t need to attack by all means (since they are leading) the other team cannot even create any chances to score. However, when they don’t get the lead they lose almost 100% (even against Basel who later thrashed 7-0). This is because they pour everyone forward and since their defence is not great they get very vulnerable on the counter-attack. Of course at the back there is Neuer but he cannot alone save everything. Plus today he was very unlucky in three of the goals (2nd, 3rd, 5th). By the way all five straight defeats of Bayern against Dortmund have come in a similar way. Dortmund is scoring first; Bayern is chasing the score, and Dortmund seals the game on the counter. Today Bayern didn’t have the luck to take the lead, but you can’t predict what will happen against Chelsea. So my prediction for next Saturday goes as follows: watch the game until the first goal (if any). If Bayern scores first then they will win for sure. If instead Chelsea does so then either Chelsea wins or we have a draw, extra time and penalties. You will remember my words when you watch the game.
Lewandowski was very impressive...........but if he wants to be considered one of the best strikers in Europe then he'll need to replicate this form in either La Liga or the English Premiership. Arrogant? perhaps, but La Liga and the Premiership are considered tougher leagues than the Bundesliga - this is fact.
Borussia Dortmund may be the most entertaining team that German football can offer but they are still not good enough to compete with the top clubs in Europe . Not yet . They will be lucky to make it out of the CL group stage .
BVB played the best football in Europe this year, breaking records, and entertaining. They fully deserved to win botht he league and the cup against us, and I am glad they are rising up to new levels which is fantastic for german football. As a bayern fan through and through I can only congratulate them as they indeed were by far the better team throughtout the year. But that being sad, BVB are far better than 99% fo the teams in Europe this year, even thought their Champions League run was poor. ANyone who compares Chelsea to BVB is simply insulting the great quality of dortmund that chelsea can only dream of having. But I am sure the english are free to dream as well. Bayern will be ready for your team. Bring your best, and leave your dives at home. Munich will welcome you.
Maggie, how many 1st team Chelsea players played Liverpool midweek? Seen as you dont know much ill tell you anyway. there were only 5 1st team players who started and the bench only had 3. They were playing Turnbull in the net instead of Cech, Bertrand instead of Cole, Ferreria on the right that has hardly played this season, Essien who has missed 3/4 of the season through injury and Malouda who has hardly broke into the 1st team this season and Romeu who also has hardly had a game this season. They made 1 sub in the last 10 minutes of the game to bring on Lukaku yet another reserve/bench player on for Sturridge. They have a kind of luxury of playing the 4 suspended players without fear of injury for the final and have had a month to prepare for the final, if Luiz and Cahill come back for the final its a question of if they are ready for it fitness wise. Bayern just got slaughtered with there best 11, you cant tell me thats not going to knock confidence, especially when 2 of those players are defenders, Drogba, Kalou and Torres will be studying the stand in defenders and finding weaknesses, Chelsea dont care if its Bayerns home stadium, there isnt a harder team to beat on home soil than Barca and Chelsea did it with 10 men, they wont have supporter advantage as the tickets are sold at around 40-40% each. Going to be massive for both teams and the last maybe for some Chelsea players who will want this more than ever.
Maggie your silly - Chelsea did not put their best side against Liverpool for that game but they did 3 days before in the match that mattered and won the FA cup. Bayern as yet have no cup this season.
What a game! Super BVB 09!!!! They crush bayern!!!
Hey 60 if they call the luffwaffe will chelsea call America for help cause last I checked you would be speaking German without your American daddys
this aint the only time they will gt trashed, it's saturday right?? riiiight ;)) haha a week from now chelsea crowned european champions!! and possibly world champions at the club world cup!! then they play athletio madrid for the super cup (think thats what it's called) then we win that too!! yes!!
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