By JUSTIN FERGUSON
After weeks of anticipation, the biggest day in European club soccer is finally here.
Today, German powerhouses Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund square off at London’s Wembley Stadium for the right to be called Champions of Europe.
Bayern Munich can already call themselves Champions of Germany after one of the most dominating league campaigns in recent European history. After falling short of the Bundesliga title and the Champions League title last season, the Bavarians outscored their league opponents 98-18 and finished 25 points ahead of former champions. In addition to their outstanding domestic league performance, Bayern also found their way back to the German Cup Final, which they will play a week from today.
But more importantly, Bayern must get through their biggest rivals on the biggest stage of them all on Saturday. Although they fell to Bayern by one goal in their German Cup and Super Cup meetings, Dortmund drew with the league champions in both of their Bundesliga matches. Dortmund also had the upper hand on Bayern heading into this season—they won all three meetings in their 2011-12 domestic double campaign.
If you will be watching today’s action at Wembley, please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.
excellent final, up and down and back and forth, each team with the high pressure to push the game at differesnt times of the game, Dortmund in the first half but especially Bayern to start the second half and get after it
to winning effect
The most relieved man on the planet? Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Who irks you the most:
Joe “snap” Theisman
Or that Ribery soccer guy…. dude just irks me
congrats to the other 10
Tim McCarver and it’s not even close unless you include Marv Albert, Hubie Bwon or any other NBA announcer. Oh you mentioned Walton so I guess it is close
It’s tough when you lose a big game like that.
How do you like them apples Nevan?
You looked good as Robben blew right by you and you fell down !!
Thankfully still a chance for ye first US citizens to win a CL to actually be an American and not un-American !
Great game got to hand it to both teams
“Thankfully still a chance for ye first US citizens to win a CL to actually be an American and not un-American !”
Offensive, out of line and uncalled for.
eh, i agree with the sentiment–it would be nice for the first american to win a CL actually, you know, play for the US.
Agreed. That’s not what the quoted part says, however. That part is despicable and should be moderated out.
What a crock of nonsense.
Jovan Kirovski won the CL with Dortmund in 1997.