So it's Chelsea FC Reserves vs FC Bayern Munich II that will compete the 2012 Champions League final in the Allianz Arena on the 19th of May.
It may as well be due to a cruel but kosher suspension rule that will rule out seven players from the final.
Football is an entertainment sport with paying fans who want to see a spectacle in Munich, not two teams hashed together due to the many suspensions. Once again, the archaic rulers of our immaculate footballing world need to remove their digits from a certain orifice.
Put injuries on top of that, we're looking at a less than spectacular UEFA "Main Event." What a travesty for Platini and his cronies.
The rule regarding suspensions (two yellow cards over two legs) for a final need to be changed immediately.
Anyway, less of my thoughts on UEFA and boring rules; indulge me for the next 25 or so odd slides as I become Roberto Di Matteo and Jupp Heynckes and pick the starting lineups for the final.