Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea: 5 Key Matchups to Watch in Champions League Final

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Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea: 5 Key Matchups to Watch in Champions League Final
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It's the final no one—except maybe B/R writer Ryan Day—thought would happen: Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea.

The stage was set by the Champions League semifinals first-leg results. Chelsea claimed a heroic 1-0 win over Barcelona at home, and Bayern Munich battled to claim a late 2-1 win over Real Madrid at home.

But the real shockers came in the second leg of the semifinals. Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Barcelona, with only 10 men for more than half of the game, was a result that surprised even the most experienced football analysts.

Bayern Munich's result was less shocking, but still not a result that the majority of football fans predicted would come to pass.

Nevertheless, on May 19, 2012, the Champions League final will be contested between Bayern Munich and Chelsea. Here are the key matchups to watch for in that game.

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