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  • Dec 20, 2014
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Champions League final

Big shoes to fill at Bayern after Jupp Heynckes' Wembley triumph

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London. Photo: AP

Follow that, Pep. Jupp Heynckes is leaving Bayern Munich having set the bar for Pep Guardiola as high as the Wembley Stadium arch.

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 3:40am

Beaten Dortmund coach Klopp determined to bounce back

Juergen Klopp

Borussia Dortmund will bounce back from their Champions League final defeat - even with conquerors Bayern Munich set to take his best two players, coach Juergen Klopp said.

With his season now over, Klopp admits he has a tough few months ahead as he rebuilds his squad before the new Bundesliga season starts on August 9.

27 May 2013 - 3:39am

Bayern, Dortmund ready to restore Germany efficiency

A Borussia Dortmund patch is worn by a fan as Europe braces for an all-German final. Photo: Reuters

In football, is Germany a nation of chokers? The big surprise about today's Champions League final is not the teams - Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both superb. It is that such an all-German contest to become Europe's top club has taken so long to materialise.

25 May 2013 - 5:10am

Wise punters expecting close Champions League final at Wembley

Bayern and Borussia will face in an all-German UEFA Champions League 2013 final on May 25, the first time two Bundesliga clubs will meet for the European Cup. Photo: AFP

Tonight's first all-German final of the Champions League promises to be a high-quality, exciting match, and with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich having knocked out the cream of Spain in the semi-finals, it is difficult to dispute that the best two sides have reached Wembley.

25 May 2013 - 4:32am

Dortmund lose ahead of Champions League final, while Bayern win

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery celebrates after equalising against Gladbach. Photo: EPA

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.

20 May 2013 - 3:25am