Ok, so I got a few minutes in between classes, and its time to start playing chess with these 2 teams.
So we all know Kroos is gonna mark Pirlo. Pirlo is of course going to counteract that by moving forward out of Kroos' marking influence. That means it will leave Juve's back 3 exposed. Bayern has width to exploit that.
BUT, with Pirlo forward with Marchisio and Vidal, Bayern's central midfield will not be able to cope. Meaning the marking of Giovinco will be left to one of the center backs rather than the defensive midfielders. This means that Giovinco will pull out of position one of the center backs forward, and Vucinic/Quag will make the run behind them and score.
Yea, I am kind of half trolling and half serious. But any thoughts on tactics? Key battles? What is the key to each team winning?