Ribery: Chelsea are tactically stronger than Barcelona

The France international believes that the Blues will pose a big threat to his side and says that Roberto Di Matteo will take a defensive approach in the Champions League final
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has labelled Chelsea a stronger side than Barcelona as far as tactics are concerned.

The Bavarian giants lock horns with Chelsea on Saturday in the Champions League final after the Blues disposed of the Blaugrana in the semis.

Ribery disputed the notion that the English club are a weaker opponent than Barca and warned his team against underestimating the threat posed by Roberto Di Matteo's men.

"When it comes to the game, Barcelona are stronger," Ribery told Kicker. "But if you look at organisation, tactics, and set pieces, then Chelsea are better.

"In the semi-final, Chelsea played like they had to against a team like Barcelona, and in Munich they will take a defensive approach, with a well-organised and compact team.

"It will be very hard for us."
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Bayern head into Saturday's clash at the Allianz Arena on the back of a 5-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal final.