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Bayern on road to Chel ’n back

Posted Saturday, May 25, 2013 by The Sun

BOUNCING BACK ... Muller says Bayern are even stronger this time THOMAS MULLER has vowed Bayern Munich’s Chelsea heartache will inspire them to Champions League glory at Wembley tonight. Bayern face German rivals Borussia Dortmund in the final — 12 months after their penalty shootout defeat by the Blues. And Muller declared: “Last year’s final won’t have a negati...Full Story »

Klopp: "It's not important which team is stronger"

Posted Saturday, May 25, 2013 by Marca.com

Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp believes that the team that "makes the right decisions at the right moment" will come out on top in the Champions League final, claiming that on a one-off occasion such as this one, "it's not important which team is stronger". While adamant that his side is "obviously" not the favourite ahead of the match, Klopp added that "small details" will have a bigge...Full Story »

Bayern and the myth of Germans winning

Posted Saturday, May 25, 2013 by Marca.com

Sometimes reputations don't match reality. And this is the case with German football and in particular the German club sides, who might have won a lot, but have also lost many decisive games. Lineker's well-known quip about football being a "simple game" where "22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans always win" isn't necessarily true, especially when it comes to finals. ...Full Story »

Out from under the microscope

Posted Saturday, May 25, 2013 by Marca.com

The match at Wembley will be played without a player who would have been wandering between the extremes of good and evil from the moment he stepped onto the turf. Mario Götze, soon to be a Bayern Munich player, will not have the chance to face his upcoming teammates wearing the opposition's shirt. From idol to enemy at Dortmund, the German footballer will miss out on the most important ma...Full Story »

Heynckes: "This is probably my last opportunity"

Posted Saturday, May 25, 2013 by Marca.com

Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes has claimed that the Champions League final in London likely represents his last chance to secure European silverware. "Last Saturday was my last Bundesliga match as a coach and tomorrow will probably be my last opportunity to hold one of these trophies in my hands", Heynckes told reporters at Wembley. The Champions League final represents the 67-year-old's B...Full Story »

Zenit poised to re-sign Tymoshchuk, say 'nyet' to Arshavin

Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Former Zenit St Petersburg captain Anatoliy Tymoshchuk is poised to rejoin the Russian club on a free transfer next season after spending four years at Bayern Munich. "I don't see any problem of Tymoshchuk coming back," Zenit's Italian coach Luciano Spalletti told the club's website  on Friday. The 34-year-old Ukraine midfielder, who captained Zenit to the Russian league title in 2007 and...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich preview - Weidenfeller draws on 1997 triumph

Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 by PA

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has called on his side to go down in history like the 1997 team by upsetting the odds to win the Champions League. Dortmund are the underdogs for Saturday's meeting with Bayern Munich at Wembley, just as they were when Ottmar Hitzfeld's side beat defending champions Juventus 3-1 to win the title 16 years ago. The 32-year-old, dubbed the 'best non...Full Story »

Manchester City target five trophies in five years

Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Manchester City have set their next manager the daunting task of winning five trophies in the next five years. City sacked manager Roberto Mancini earlier this month, saying the club had failed to achieve any of its stated targets for the season except qualification for the Champions League and are expected to appoint Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini. "If we look at the next five years, I would ...Full Story »

Let’s not be stamped by ‘losers’ tag

Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 by The Sun

THOMAS MULLER fears defeat to Borussia Dortmund tomorrow will see this Bayern Munich side forever branded as ‘losers’. For if they fail to beat their fellow Germans at Wembley, it will be Bayern’s third Champions League final heartache in four years. This season’s runaway Bundesliga champions lost to Jose Mourinho’s Inter in the 2010 final in Madrid and last seaso...Full Story »

Dortmund's Goetze out of Champions League final

Posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by YAHOO Sport

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mario Goetze will miss Saturday's Champions League final against Bayern Munich due to a thigh muscle injury, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday. The versatile 20-year-old German international, who will join Bayern next season, was injured in the second leg of the semi-final against Real Madrid on April 30 and had been battling to get fit for the final at Wembley....Full Story »

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