5 Points On The 2012 Champions League Final

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4. Defensive Substitutions

Munich manager Jupp Heynckes’s defensive substitution of striker Thomas Müller for Daniel Von Buyten was correct—in theory. However, Munich’s swap developed separately from Chelsea’s game plan since Chelsea came into the game with a defensive mindset. Munich’s substitution altered its successful style of play. Without their offensive threat in Müller, Munich permanently put itself on its back foot.

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