Here is a little table comparing the stats from my UEFA Champions League final preplay with the stats of the real-life game:
The most notable coincidence (and the most notable difference, too) had to be the fact that in my APBA game and in real life Franck Ribery was fouled in the box and awarded a Penalty Kick in extra time.
In my pre-play, I gave the PK to Mario Gomez who converted the shot for what turned out to be the game winner. In real life, Arjen Robben lined up for the PK and was famously denied by Chelsea’s ‘keeper, Petr Cech.
If Mario Gomez had taken that Penalty Kick in Allianz Arena Saturday night would Bayern Munich be the Champions of the Champions League in 2012? We’ll never know.
But, thanks to APBA soccer, in one world he did… and they are.