Bavaria's last-gasp win against Istanbul took the hosts into Wednesday's final, where they play 2007 champions Dolny Śląsk.
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Bavaria hope to become the sixth UEFA Regions' Cup host to win the European amateur title in Wednesday's final in Burghausen as they take on 2007 champions Dolny Śląsk of Poland.
- Bavaria (who had never represented Germany before this season) are the seventh hosts to reach the final and hope to be the sixth to win.
- Only one team has beaten a home side in a final – Dolny Śląsk, who defeated South-East Bulgaria 2-1 after extra time in Sliven in 2007 (the only other final played on 26 June)
- Dolny Śląsk can become only the second two-time winners after Veneto (1999 and 2003, both as hosts). Poland can match Spain on two titles, with Italy having three.
- That 2007 final attracted the record crowd for a decider of 3,500. Bavaria’s dramatic win against Istanbul on Sunday was watched by the biggest attendance ever for a finals group game of 2,463, The competition record crowd is 5,000 for Tbilisi v Ukraine's Kahovka-Kzeso in the 2004/05 intermediate round at Olimpiysky Stadium, Kakhovka.
- Bavaria reaching the final means Germany can join Italy (3), Spain (2), the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, the Republic of Ireland and Croatia in winning the trophy.
- There have also been finalists from France, Bulgaria and Romania, meaning 11 different countries have had teams in the 11 deciders since 1999.
- The final can go to extra time and penalties. Four of the previous ten finals have gone to extra time, including Dolny Śląsk’s 2007 triumph against South-East Bulgaria, with two needing shoot-outs, both won by hosts (Moravia 4-2 Braga in 2001 and Veneto 5-4 Catalonia in 2013).
- Bavaria's Arif Ekin, who has represented both Germany and Turkey at youth level, is joint finals top scorer on two goals with Istanbul's Yunus Topal and Ligue de Normandie’s Abdejalil Sahloune. Including qualifying, Aretas Gėgžna of Lithuania's Nevėžis leads the way on seven goals.
Group A: Bavaria (GER, hosts), Istanbul (TUR), West Slovakia (SVK), Ligue de Normandie (FRA)
- Bavaria's last-gasp win against Istanbul on Sunday through Henri Koudousso (the youngest player in the finals) took the hosts into the decider. Istanbul (the 2017 hosts) share bronze for the second tournament running.
Group B: Dolny Śląsk (POL), Castilla y León (ESP), Hradec Králové (CZE), South Region – Chayka (RUS)
- Dolny Śląsk's 2-2 draw against Hradec Králové sent the 2007 champions through as Castilla y León were beaten by the eliminated Russian side nand were forced to settle for bronze. The group lead changed hands several times on Sunday.
The matches (all times CET)
Wednesday 26 June
Bavaria v Dolny Śląsk (18:30, Burghausen)