Posted by Devang Desai under Uefa Champions League, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund on May 25, 2013
Webster’s dictionary defines champion as the winner of first prize or first place in a competition. Webster’s defines league as a group of sports teams that regularly play each other. Finally, Webster’s defines final as relating to the ultimate purpose or result of a process. This is why you don’t write lede paragraphs at 5 am in the morning.
The day has come for the champions of champions to be crowned in London. 180,000 German football fans are in the English capital to observe the most highly anticipated match of the season. Dortmund will be without talisman Mario Goetze. Jurgen Klopp could push İlkay Gündoğan into an attacking role in order to compensate for the absence of
Judas Goetze. Bayern Munich is fully fit aside from long term injuries to Holger Badstuber and Toni Kroos.
Italian Nicola Rizzoli is your referee. He’s offciated big games before, including the 2010 UEFA Cup Final and three matches at Euro 2012. Rizzoli is an architect in his spare time.
15 degrees, clear skies and a 20% chance of rain. Expect rain.
Bayern Munich Starting XI: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba; Martinez, Schweinsteiger; Ribery, Muller, Robben; Mandzukic
Borussia Dortmund Starting XI: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer; Gundogan, Bender; Blaszczykowski, Reus, Grosskreutz; Lewandowski