Reasons to be cheerful

May 31, 2005
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
During the second-half of Saturday's Cup final, the TV commentator kept telling us we were watching a 'strange match'. I guess what he meant was that the first 45 minutes featured six or seven scoring opportunities, three goals (only two of which counted, though), two penalties (only one of which was given, though), some rough play, some lukewarm play-acting and a lot of shouting - while the second-half just petered out.

Bayern confidently conceded large parts of midfield to wait for ...

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