- Radio Times
- Review by:
- Geoff Ellis
The plucky underdogs from England to snatch the trophy in their opponents’ lair? Bookies don’t fancy Chelsea’s chances at Bayern Munich’s stadium. But it doesn’t do to underestimate the Blues’ resilience and opportunism.
Both sides are suffering from the suspension of first-choice players, but Munich boast a sparkling midfield with ex-Chelsea winger Arjen Robben, Franck Ribéry and Bastian Schweinsteiger. Much rests on the leadership of Frank Lampard, Drogba’s commitment and the fitness of Chelsea’s defenders.
Roman Abramovich’s club has gone close before, but for their heart-stopping progress this year to be crowned by a win at the home of the “Manchester United of Germany”, would be an unlikely fairy story.
About this programme
Bayern Munich v Chelsea (Kick-off 7.45pm). Adrian Chiles presents coverage of the showpiece match at the Allianz Arena in Munich, where European club football's premier competition concludes. Bayern have won this trophy on four occasions, the last in 2001, and they have the advantage of playing at their own stadium against the Blues. Chelsea are looking to win the tournament for the first time in their history, and they need to do so if they are to play in the competition again next season, after finishing sixth in the Premier League this time around. With commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, and analysis by Roy Keane, Gianfranco Zola and Gareth Southgate. Subsequent programmes are subject to change.
Cast and crew
- Mark Demuth