Jupp Heynckes will lead Bayern Munich against domestic rivals, Borussia Dortumund. It will also be his penultimate game in charge of Bayern with the possibility of it being the best ever campaign for Bayern having already recorder the highest amount of points scored in a season with 91 points, 25 greater than the 2nd placed team Borussia Dortmund. Both team faced off against Spanish giants in the semis with Borussia barely making it after a nervy finish at the Santiago Bernabeu. Bayern meanwhile handed Barcelona a thrashing winning 7-0 on aggregate.
Bayern Munchen are favourites in this final having soundly beaten both Italian Champions – Juventus and Spanish Champions- F.C Barcelona in the preceding ties. Their path to the final has only one blemish handed by Arsenal who defeated Bayern 2-0 at the Allianz arena.
Team News: Holger Badstuber is out for another 6 months following a setback. Toni Kroos is slowly coming back to fitness but will not play a part in the final.
BVB Jurgen Klopp’s side have had much to do to make the final having seen of Shaktar Donetsk, Malaga and Real Madrid in the knockout rounds with games against Malaga and Real in particular going down to the wire. Robert Lewandowski’s 4 goals against Real helped them overcome Cristiano Ronaldo and company.
With a good young team of Marco Reus, Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels and the departing Mario Gotze, BVB will look to upset the favourites.
Team News: Mats Hummels picked up an injury in last weekend’s loss to Hoffenheim and is a doubt for the final.
Man To Watch: Bastian Schweinsteiger
The German has been Bayern’s heartbeat and will look to inspire a Champions League triumph finally for the Bavarians who have had to deal with heartbreak in 2 out of 3 previous finals.
Competition: Uefa Champions League Final 2012-13
DATE: Saturday 25th May 2013
Kick OFF TIME: 19:45 (UK) 20:45 (Berlin)
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