How much did Cech know about Bayernâ€™s chosen five on Saturday night?
"Quite a bit because I went six times the right way for the six penalties," he said with a wry smile.
"I either guessed pretty well or I was ready to guess pretty well. Iâ€™d seen all the Bayern penalties since 2007. It took me about two hours to go through them all on a DVD, on the flight over. The coaching staff studied them too and we took notes. When it came to the shootout I then said, 'Guys, the notes?' But Hilario said, 'You donâ€™t need the notes, youâ€™ll save everything'.
"Mario Gomez hit the best penalty. I got close to Manuel Neuerâ€™s. But Iâ€™d gone the right way each time and it would have been impossible to have kept guessing right and not saved one. Thatâ€™s what happened. I got a touch on Schweinsteigerâ€™s, too."