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Dortmund lose ahead of Champions League final, while Bayern win

Doubt over Hummel hurt in loss to Hoffenheim as Wembley rivals Bayern seal 7-goal thriller

PUBLISHED : Monday, 20 May, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 20 May, 2013, 3:25am
 

Borussia Dortmund must wait on Mats Hummels' ankle injury for Saturday's Champions League final, while Wembley opponents Bayern Munich finished the Bundesliga season with a seven-goal thriller.

Hummels is an injury doubt for the London final after damaging ankle ligaments in Dortmund's shock 2-1 Bundesliga defeat at home to Hoffenheim.

The centre-back picked up the injury in the process of fouling Hoffenheim's Kevin Volland in the area, which led to the first of Sejad Salihovic's two penalties in the last 13 minutes.

"He went over on it, which rarely means there is good news," said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp. "The ankle looks thick, but with a view for the final, there is definitely a chance he can play, according to the team doctor."

There was some good news for Dortmund as midfielder Mario Goetze told German daily Bild his hamstring injury was healing well and he was positive of playing at Wembley.

But Klopp was far from happy as the side likely to start at Wembley failed to take their chances against Hoffenheim.

"We played great football for the first hour, but we didn't take our chances," he said after his team were denied a late equaliser because of an offside.

"The penalties were no problem, but I can't say anything about the goal for 2-2 which wasn't given. We can draw a thick line under the Bundesliga season and we just want to see who we have fit now for Wembley."

Dortmund and Bayern fielded teams likely to start at Wembley, with differing results.

Having lifted the German league the previous weekend, Bayern came from two goals down to secure a 4-3 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach with Franck Ribery scoring twice and creating the other goals.

The champions dug deep for their 29th league victory in 34 matches as Dutch wing Arjen Robben hit the second-half winner after Gladbach had scored three goals in the opening 10 minutes.

"We have seen from the result in Dortmund that you cannot rule it out that minds are already thinking about the final," admitted Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes.

"I certainly saw that with my team. Everything revolves around the final."

Having started as a 19-year-old striker at Moenchengladbach in 1963, before coaching the team, Heynckes said he had "closed the circle" of his career after his 1,011th and final Bundesliga game.

His Bayern team are still bidding for the treble of European, league and cup titles and after the Champions League final take on VfB Stuttgart in the German Cup final in Berlin on June 1.

Bayern finish the league season with 25 Bundesliga records, including most wins (29), most points (91), fewest goals conceded (18) and the biggest points lead over the side in second (25).

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