Watch Bayern Munchen vs Chelsea Live Stream Free Online UEFA Champions League 2012 Final. The 2012 UEFA Champions League Final will be a football match between English club Chelsea and Bayern Munich of Germany, played on 19 May 2012 (kick off at 20:45 local time, 18:45 GMT) at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.
Bayern Munich, led by its captain, Philipp Lahm, center, will play the Champions League final on Saturday at the team’s home stadium, Allianz Arena.Bayern Munich and Chelsea, the two teams that will contest the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday in Munich, harbor painful memories of recent finals lost.
Philipp “I Keep My Cool at All Times” Lahm, the Bayern Munich captain, said his team’s loss to Inter Milan in the Champions League final two years ago is instructive.
“That defeat in 2010 has had a big influence,” Lahm said, according to The Guardian. “We have a lot of players still here who were with us two years ago and we all remember that experience. But a team also grows through defeats and setbacks. I don’t think the belief we had two years ago was as big as the belief we have now that it can be our year, our trophy. We believe we can win the title more this time around.”
Has that confidence taken a hit after a 5-2 thrashing in the German Cup final last Saturday by Borussia Dortmund? “At the moment, perhaps humility is not the worst,” Uli Hoeness, the Bayern Munich president told Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Germany.
Chelsea may have entered the competition at the group stage, and as a top seed in Group E, but by no means were The Blues considered legitimate challengers for European football's biggest trophy.
Perhaps there was a touch of over confidence and expectancy when they travelled to Genk for the return leg a month later, where they could only manage a 1-1 draw, leaving Group E wide open. Raul Meireles opened the scoring with a thunderous drive off the underside of the crossbar, and comforting second goal was almost Chelsea's however David Luiz has his penalty saved by Laszlo Koteles. The miss would prove costly as Jelle Vossen out muscled Ashely Cole to force home an equalizing goal.
In matchday five, The Blues tasted defeat for the first time in the competition as they continued to underperform away from home, when they took on Bayer Leverkusen. Despite Dider Drogba giving them the lead shortly after half time, a second half equalizer from Eren Derdiyok and a late, late winner from Manuel Freidrich saw the Germans claim the points, and move to the top of the Group E table.