Rather than writing a preview of the Champions League Final I thought it might be good to offer up a selection of some of the better articles I have come across in the last few days.
Simon Kuper looks at Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben.
How Chelsea reached the UEFA Champions League Final.
How Bayern Munich reached the UEFA Champions League Final.
Opta Facts – UEFA Champions League Final
Will Bayern Munich enjoy the full impact of being the home team on Saturday?
Some statistics on Mario Gomez and other top Champions League goalscorers.
Jonathan Wilson offers his opinion and thoughts on Saturday’s final. I was hoping to find a player by player, tactical breakdown by Tom Arnold – after all that is what the American public is looking for and their reason for tuning in on Saturday isn’t it ? Sorry folks but second rate Jonathan Wilson (how many movies has he been in anyway) will have to do instead.
The man in the middle is Portuguese official Pedro Proenca.
Bayern Munich – a microcosm of German economics?
Stefan Szymanski considers the odds on offer for the 2012 Champions League Final.
Finally a special piece at Forbes.com by me on how the values of matches such as the Champions League Final are being vastly exaggerated by some.
And don’t forget that England’s fourth entry for the 2013 Champions League will be decided by this match as well. At the moment Tottenham Hotspur are in position to be the team but should Chelsea win then it is to the Europa League Spurs will go. At stake is at least a trillion dollars.
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