German rivals face Wembley showdown
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wembley stages the first all-German final with FC Bayern München seeking to make up for last year's disappointment at the expense of Borussia Dortmund.
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Wembley is the stage for an all-German occasion as Borussia Dortmund meet FC Bayern München in the UEFA Champions League final.
• Bayern will arrive in London determined to erase the pain of losing last season's final at their home stadium. Having also lost the 2010 showpiece, the Bavarian side will be hoping to get the better of a Dortmund team they have already beaten to this season's Bundesliga title.
• Bayern, seeking their fifth European crown, beat FC Barcelona convincingly in the semi-finals but Jürgen Klopp's enterprising Dortmund outfit overcame Real Madrid CF in the last four and are bidding to repeat their 1997 triumph in their only previous UEFA Champions League final appearance.
• The clubs' only European fixtures came in the 1997/98 quarter-finals with Dortmund, then defending champions, coming out on top. After a goalless first leg in Munich, Dortmund prevailed 1-0 in the return through Stéphane Chapuisat's 109th-minute goal.
• The lineups for that second leg on 18 March 1998 were:
Dortmund: Klos, Júlio César, Reuter (Zorc 105), Kohler, Heinrich, Feiersinger, Freund (Ricken 79), Möller, But, Chapuisat, Decheiver (Schneider 119).
Bayern: Kahn, Babbel, Kuffour, Matthäus (Strunz 111), Nerlinger (Lizarazu 111), Scholl, Hamann, Fink, Tarnat, Élber (Zickler 101), Jancker.
• The clubs have met in 100 competitive fixtures with 45 wins for Bayern, 26 for Dortmund and 29 draws.
• Bayern are unbeaten against Dortmund in four meetings in 2012/13, including 1-1 home and away draws in the Bundesliga. On 1 December in Munich, Mario Götze (74) cancelled out a Toni Kroos (67) goal, while in Dortmund on 4 May, Bayern's Mario Gomez (23) wiped out Kevin Grosskreutz's 11th-minute effort in a fixture where Rafinha was sent off.
• Bayern beat Dortmund 2-1 in the German Super Cup in Munich on 12 August – Mario Mandžukić (6) and Thomas Müller (11) scoring before Robert Lewandowski (75) reduced the arrears. Jupp Heynckes' men also defeated Dortmund in the German Cup, Arjen Robben (43) hitting the lone goal of their quarter-final on 27 February.
• In past German Cup final meetings, Bayern beat Dortmund 2-1 in 2008 but Dortmund gained revenge with an emphatic 5-2 victory last season. Shinji Kagawa (3), Mats Hummels (41pen) and Lewandowski (45, 58, 81) struck for Dortmund with Robben (25pen) and Franck Ribéry (75) replying.
• The lineups for that final encounter on 12 May 2012 were:
Dortmund: Weidenfeller (Langerak 34), Piszczeck, Subotić, Hummels, Schmelzer, Kehl, Błaszczykowski (Perišić 84), Grosskreutz, Gündoğan, Kagawa (Bender 81), Lewandowski.
Bayern: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Badstuber, Alaba (Contento 69), Ribéry, Luiz Gustavo (Müller 46), Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Robben, Gomez.
• Bayern's biggest Bundesliga win was an 11-1 defeat of Dortmund in 1971/72 in which Uli Hoeness, now club president, scored twice.
• Bayern are seeking to join Liverpool FC on five European Cup wins and become the joint-third most successful club in the competition's history behind Real Madrid CF and AC Milan.
• Bayern's record in European Cup finals is four wins and five defeats:
1974: 4-0 v Club Atlético de Madrid, Brussels (replay after 1-1 draw)
1975: 2-0 v Leeds United AFC, Paris
1976: 1-0 v AS Saint-Étienne, Glasgow
1982: 0-1 v Aston Villa FC, Rotterdam
1987: 1-2 v FC Porto, Vienna
1999: 1-2 v Manchester United FC, Barcelona
2001: 1-1 v Valencia CF (5-4 on penalties), Milan
2010: 0-2 v FC Internazionale Milano, Madrid
2012: 1-1 v Chelsea FC (3-4 on penalties), Munich
• Bayern also won the 1967 European Cup Winners' Cup and 1996 UEFA Cup finals.
• Dortmund beat Juventus 3-1 in Munich in their only previous UEFA Champions League final in 1997. Lars Ricken, now Dortmund's youth team coordinator, scored the third goal 60 seconds after coming off the bench and Michael Zorc, now their sporting director, was another late substitute.
• Dortmund's then coach Ottmar Hitzfeld led Bayern to the finals in 1999 and 2001.
• Dortmund also won the 1966 European Cup Winners' Cup final but lost UEFA Cup finals in 1993 and 2002.
• A Bayern victory would make Heynckes the 19th coach to have won the European Cup twice, following his 1998 success with Real Madrid. He would also become only the fourth to have triumphed with two different clubs after Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburger SV 1983), Hitzfeld (Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001) and José Mourinho (FC Porto 2004, FC Internazionale Milano 2010).
• Heynckes' first season of European competition as a coach ended with defeat in an all-German final as his VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach side fell to Eintracht Frankfurt on away goals in the 1980 UEFA Cup final. All four semi-finalists that season were German – while Mönchengladbach beat VfB Stuttgart, Bayern lost 5-3 on aggregate to Eintracht.
• Bayern have won four and lost three of seven UEFA competition ties against German rivals. This includes victories against 1. FC Dynamo Dresden and 1. FC Magdeburg in European Champion Clubs' Cup ties in 1973/74 and 1974/75 respectively – seasons that ended with Bayern crowned European champions.
• Bayern's most recent European encounter with Bundesliga rivals was the 6-0 aggregate win against 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
• Bayern have already won once in London this season, beating Arsenal FC 3-1 in the round of 16. It was their first victory from six visits to London where their record now reads W1 D2 L3. Bayern's overall record in England is W3 D7 L6.
• Like Bayern, Dortmund have won just once in London – 2-1 at West Ham United FC in the 1965/66 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals en route to lifting their first European trophy. They have returned there twice since, losing UEFA Champions League group games to Arsenal in 2002/03 and again last season.
• Dortmund drew 1-1 at Manchester City FC in this season's group stage; their record in England is W2 D1 L4.
• While Dortmund won only one of six games outside Germany en route to the final, Bayern were victorious in four – including the last three against Arsenal, Juventus and Barcelona.
• This is the seventh European Cup final at Wembley, and the second since the stadium was rebuilt:
1963 AC Milan 2-1 SL Benfica
1968 Manchester United FC 4-1 SL Benfica (aet)
1971 AFC Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos FC
1978 Liverpool FC 1-0 Club Brugge KV
1992 FC Barcelona 1-0 Sampdoria UC (aet)
2011 FC Barcelona 3-1 Manchester United FC
• This is the fourth UEFA Champions League final between teams from the same country. Real Madrid beat Valencia CF in 2000, Milan overcame Juventus in 2003, and Manchester United FC beat Chelsea FC in 2008. Of the three winning teams only United had finished above their final victims in their domestic championship.
• Dortmund's shoot-out record in UEFA competition is:
3-1 v Rangers FC, 1999/2000 UEFA Cup third round
6-5 v AJ Auxerre, 1992/93 UEFA Cup semi-finals
• Bayern's shoot-out record is:
3-4 v Chelsea FC, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League final
3-1 v Real Madrid CF, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League semi-final
5-4 v Valencia CF, 2000/01 UEFA Champions League final
9-8 v PAOK FC, 1983/84 UEFA Cup second round
4-3 v Åtvidabergs FF, 1973/74 European Cup first round
• Dortmund prevailed 5-4 in the only previous penalty shoot-out between the sides following a 2-2 draw in the 1992/93 German Cup second round.
• Dortmund fans will hope history is about to repeat itself. In 1997 when they won the UEFA Champions League following two seasons as German champions, Bayern had just reclaimed the Bundesliga trophy and Stuttgart won the German Cup. Bayern have already won this season's German title and face Stuttgart in the Cup final on 1 June.
• Klopp has faced Bayern 20 times as coach of 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Dortmund. His record reads W5 D4 L11.
• As coach of Real Madrid, Heynckes dethroned holders Dortmund during the Spanish club's triumphant 1997/98 UEFA Champions League campaign, winning 2-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals. As a coach in Germany, Heynckes' record against Dortmund is W20 D13 L11.
• Heynckes faced Dortmund 15 times as a player for Mönchengladbach, winning six, drawing six and losing three. On 29 April 1978, he scored five times when Gladbach beat Dortmund 12-0 to record the biggest winning margin in Bundesliga history.
• Heynckes won each of the three all-German European ties he played in for Mönchengladbach. He scored a hat-trick in a 7-1 quarter-final home success against Kaiserslautern en route to the 1973 UEFA Cup final.
• Bayern's sporting director Matthias Sammer won the 1997 UEFA Champions League with Dortmund. As coach, he led Dortmund to the Bundesliga title and the UEFA Cup final in 2002.
• Besides steering both clubs to the UEFA Champions League title, Hitzfeld also won Bundesliga honours with Dortmund (1995, 1997) and Bayern (1999–2001, 2003, 2008). Other coaches to have served the two teams are Erich Ribbeck, Pál Csernai, Otto Rehhagel and Udo Lattek.
• Götze will join Bayern from Dortmund on 1 July. In 2009 Hummels made the opposite journey, signing for Dortmund after two seasons in Munich.
• Sven Bender and Moritz Leitner both began their careers with TSV 1860 München.