- Your ultimate Champions League final player guide11:36 | 25/05/2013
Borussia Dortmund take on Bayern Munich in tonight’s all-German clash — see our player pen pix from the likely line-ups below.
ROMAN WEIDENFELLER Veteran keeper, 32, has been at Dortmund for more than a decade.
MARCEL SCHMELZER Left-back made his senior debut five years ago. Just got new contract.
NEVEN SUBOTIC Serbian with same hardman approach as compatriot Branislav Ivanovic.
MATS HUMMELS Product of the Academy at Bayern. Signed in 2009 after a loan spell.
LUKASZ PISZCZEK Poland right-back signed from Hertha Berlin three years ago.
KEVIN GROSSKREUTZ Came off bench to replace Mario Gotze in the semi-final. Has big shoes to fill.
SVEN BENDER Played big part in Dortmund’s 2011 title win. Signed a new deal recently.
SEBASTIAN KEHL The defensive midfielder has had injuries but remains a key player.
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI Poland hitman is one of the most wanted strikers in Europe.
MARCO REUS Pacy striker will provide the creative spark in Dortmund’s attack.
JAKUB BLASZCZYKOWSKI Poland captain started at Wisla Krakow before signing for Dortmund in 2007.
MANUEL NEUER German No 1 was a big-money signing from Schalke. Superb reflexes.
PHILIPP LAHM Homegrown full-back who has got five German titles under his belt.
DANIEL VAN BUYTEN Belgian made little impact in loan spell at Manchester City nine years ago.
DANTE Brazilian came from Borussia Monchengladbach for £4million at the start of season.
DAVID ALABA Still only 20, the Austria star likes to bomb forward from the back.
ARJEN ROBBEN Dutch star is a familiar face in England after his time at Chelsea.
JAVI MARTINEZ Looking to sign off first season at Bayern with Champions League glory.
BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER A wealth of experience but still only 28. Been at club all his career.
FRANCK RIBERY France star will provide threat from the flank.Been at club for six years.
MARIO MANDZUKIC Has made big impact in first year at Bayern after arriving from Wolfsburg.
THOMAS MULLER One of German youngsters who left England embarrassed at last World Cup.
Dortmund in numbers
37 MARIO GOTZE, ruled out of today’s final through injury, will transfer to Bayern this summer for a fee of 37 million euros — Gotze had five assists in the CL this season, second only to PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic with seven.
6 DORTMUND are unbeaten against Bayern in their last six league games.
10 STRIKER Robert Lewandowski has scored 10 goals in the competition so far this season — only Cristiano Ronaldo (12) has scored more.
1 ONLY one of the last five Champions League finals has seen more than two goals scored — in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Manchester United at Wembley in 2011.
4 THEY have kept only four clean sheets in their last 12 matches in the Champions League.
Bayern in numbers
4 BAYERN are unbeaten in four games v Dortmund this season — wins in the Supercup and DFB-Pokal and two draws in the Bundesliga.
0 THEY conceded no goals in their four quarter-final and semi-final matches, outscoring their opponents 11-0. They are only the fifth team in CL history to achieve this feat.
3 THIS will be Jupp Heynckes’ third CL campaign as a manager — in all three seasons he has reached the final.
1 BAYERN could become the first German side to complete the treble (league, domestic cup and Champions League) — the last side to do the treble were Inter in 2010.
4 THIS will be the fourth time the CL final has been contested by teams from the same country — after Spain in 2000, Italy in 2003 and England in 2008 (Man United beat Chelsea).
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