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Some Final Thoughts as Match Time Approaches

*This match may actually start out in the exact opposite manner than predicted, with Inter taking it to Bayern. Mourinho will be well aware of the fact that Bayern have gotten caught off guard early in matches this season. It certainly plays to Inter’s strengths to get an early goal and then lock-down defensively. It could really be a wild start.

*So many matchups of players that know each other–Van Bommel and Sneijder a big one, but one that got a lot less press was Demichelis and Milito. Don’t tell me those two haven’t seen a lot of each other’s tricks either.

*Three straight Bayern matches in the Champions League have seen a red card for an opponent. Harsh decisions, or an indicator of how difficult Bayern are to contain?

*Remember that in their last 3 European finals, it was in the one where Bayern were losing at half that they went on to victory. This team won’t panic–follow their lead.

*That’s all from here–there will be a page up for anyone to comment if they wish. Full coverage will follow the match, wholly dependent on how intoxicated I am..

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