Champions League — 24 May 2013

Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes could clinch the treble this seasonThe two giants of German football Dortmund and Bayern Munich will go head-to-head tomorrow evening at Wembley in the Champions League final.

The pair has been impressive in their European campaigns this season and are worthy finalists.


The German clubs made it to the final courtesy of impressive victories against Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid. Bayern took Barcelona apart in what was one of the best two-legged performances that the Champions League ever seen.

Dortmund hammered Real 4-1 in the first leg of their tie and held out away from home in the second leg. Although the team were particular good in the first leg, four-goal Robert Lewandowski was the hero and his goals saw Dortmund through to the final.


Bayern have become big rivals in the last few seasons, as they have fought for supremacy in the Bundesliga. Bayern reclaimed the title from their Ruhr opponents this season, after Dortmund had won back-to-back titles.

I do not think there is any shame in coming second to the current Bayern Munich team, as they are one of the strongest teams in European football. Dortmund will be hoping that they can at least claim victory over Bayern in one competition this season.


Dortmund head into this clash without Bayern bound Mario Gotze. The young playmaker picked up an injury against Real Madrid in the semi-final second leg. The talented youngster will not appear against his new club.

Centre-back Mats Hummels is also a concern after picking up a knock in the game against Schalke, but is expected to play. Full-back Lukasz Piszczek will have hip surgery after the final and will be out of action for five months.

Bayern have no fresh injuries concerns. The only player sidelined will be Holger Badstuber, who has been missing since December and is likely to be missing until next year.

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