Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bayern inundated by ticket requests
AFP, April 26th, 2012 3:29PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Bayern Munich will hold a lottery to determine which of the more than 1 million requests for Champions League final tickets it can fulfill.

The German club has been flooded with requests for the May 19 match against Chelsea it will host at the Allianz Arena. Bayern defeated Real Madrid on penalty kicks, 3-1, Wednesday after their two-leg semifinal had ended 3-3. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was Bayern's hero as he saved spot kicks from Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Brazil's Kaka to help put Bayern into its ninth final.

"We've all worked very hard for this," said Neuer. "In both games, we were on a par with them at the very least, and at the end of the day, we deserved to win."

Each of the finalists has been allocated 17,500 tickets by UEFA for the final. Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who played for Bayern during its glory years in the 1970s that included three straight European Cup titles, said, "That was soccer at its very best, at the highest level. All in all, it was the most intense and emotional-laden match I've witnessed in my career, and that's almost 40 years."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Ferdinand: Moyes' Tactics 'Embarrassing'    
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand launched a scathing attack on former coach David Moyes in ...
Critic Apologizes to Saints Fans     
Southampton, many critics' pick to be relegated this season after selling so many players during the ...
Inter Crushes Sassuolo, 7-0, Again    
Inter Milan made up for its disappointing 0-0 draw away to Torino on the opening day ...
Simeone Hails Atleti 'Strength'    
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone hailed his team's "strength" as the defending La Liga champ beat ...
Reports: Hamburg Coach Running Out of Time     
The German press claimed that Hamburg SV coach Mirko Slomka is running out of time, as ...
AC Milan Goes Top Following Nine-Goal Thriller     
AC Milan climbed to the top of the Serie A standings on Sunday following a thrilling ...
Wenger: Wilshere Back to His Best    
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger said that Jack Wilshere is finally back to his best following the ...
Calderon: Ronaldo Could Seek Man United Return    
ESPN reports that former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon believes Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester ...
Freshmen show off talents in 'fantastic' Big Ten showdown    
No. 8 Wisconsin won a battle of unbeaten Big Ten teams when the Badgers defeated No. ...
American Firm Attempts to Buy Spurs    
U.S. private investment company Cain Hoy Enterprises on Friday said it was considering making a takeover ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives