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Champions League Final – It’ll Be So Tight On The Night

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The UEFA Cup and FA Cup Finals have both necessitated extra-time over the past week and there is no reason to suspect that Wednesday’s Champions League Final between AC Milan and Liverpool will be any different"


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The UEFA Cup and FA Cup Finals have both necessitated extra-time over the past week and there is no reason to suspect that Wednesday’s Champions League Final between AC Milan and Liverpool will be any different.

The game seems to be widely regarded as a chance for AC Milan to avenge their defeat by Liverpool in Istanbul two years ago, with the prestige of actually winning the top club competition in football almost being overlooked in some circles.

The Italians are favourites going into the game, with their price tumbling as kick-off approaches.  The AC Milan squad may contain more household names than that of Liverpool, but it is also an ageing squad and it would appear that some pundits have gone somewhat overboard on the basis of their performance against Manchester United at the semi-final stage.  Anyone who witnessed the manner of their earlier struggles against a limited Celtic side would be somewhat bemused at some of the hype that has been built up over recent weeks.

Many are building the game up as a straight confrontation between Kaka and Steven Gerrard, but this looks likely to be a much less open game than the clash two years ago, with the likes of Gennaro Gattuso, Massimo Ambrosini, Javier Mascherano and Jamie Carragher all key players.

With Rafael Benitez having already proved himself to be tactically astute in European competition, this is another game that could well go beyond the 90-minutes.  With extra-time looking a distinct possibility, the 21-10 available with Premierbet on the game being level at 90-minutes looks to be a decent price.

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