All German final promises to produce an exciting and spectacular affair at London’s Wembley Stadium.
With Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich descending on Wembley for one of the most anticipated and exciting Champions League finals in recent years, both sides will be looking to pull out all the stops to be crowned the kings of Europe.
Bayern Munich are hoping to put past Champions League losses behind them, after finishing runners up in both 2010 and 2012. With a third trip to the final, Jupp Heynckes and his side will be hoping that their fortunes finally turn around against their fierce rivals.
On the back of eight competition goals from Thomas Muller, the Bundesliga champions have been utterly dominant throughout the season, which culminated in a 7-0 aggregate win over Barcelona, in a tie in which it was clear that the German side were ready to take over as the new powerhouse in European football.
Borussia Dortmund have surprised many with their run to the final, which included a miraculous win over Malaga, with the German side scoring twice in injury time to stunt the Spanish outfit.
With a nail biting 4-3 victory over Real Madrid in the semi-final, Dortmund are hoping to complete their Cinderella run with a European title.
Robert Lewandowski, who may be competing in his final game with the club, has been the catalyst for the team’s success in Europe netting 10 times and helped elevate the team to another level.
In a game that has captured the imagination of footballing fans across Europe, the attacking style of play that these two teams adopt will make this one of the most open and exciting finals that this tournament has not had for a number of years.
While Dortmund have captured the hearts of neutral fans for their free-flowing style of attacking football, Mario Goetze’s injury forces a reshuffle.
Ilkay Gundogan may move into a more advanced role, or Kevin Grosskreutz may be brought in against Bayern, who are at full strength other than Toni Kroos’ ongoing absence.
Experience at this level of competition will play into Bayern’s hands, and this will finally be the game in which they get their hands on the cups with the big ears.
Bayern Munich 2-0 Borussia Dortmund