Ex-Chelsea star Ballack: Bayern Munich home advantage too strong

Former Chelsea star Michael Ballack says his old club can't beat Champions League final opponents Bayern Munich.
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Former Chelsea star Michael Ballack says his old club can't beat Champions League final opponents Bayern Munich.

Ballack – who has played for both clubs – believes that Bayern’s home advantage will prove too much for Roberto Di Matteo’s side.

The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder said: “I think Barcelona would have been the only team capable of contesting a final abroad and winning it.

“It is a huge advantage when you are at home in a final, where a lot of emotions play a role.

“This is an emotional advantage that Chelsea cannot compensate for.”

But Ballack insists he is entirely neutral and added: “I have my fingers crossed for both sides.”

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