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Champions League final: 10 facts about Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund

The two German giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund defeated renowned Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid in their respective semi-finals to set up the final, which will be played at England's Wembley stadium. Tanmoy Mitra has compiled a few interesting facts about the two German powerhouses.

 


Borussia Dortmund's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery. Photo: AFP

Facts and stats
This will be only the fourth time that teams from the same country will play in the final of UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid vs Valencia in 2000, AC Milan vs Juventus in 2003 and Manchester United vs Chelsea in 2008 are the three previous occasions when teams from the same country clashed in the Champions League final.
 
Bayern Munich have won the Champions League 4 times, which is a German record. Borussia Dortmund lifted the UEFA Champions cup once in their only final appearance in 1997.
 
Only once before have two German teams met in the final of a European competition. In 1980, Eintracht Frankfurt won the UEFA Cup beating Borussia Mönchengladbach in the final.
 
Bayern Munich have won the German football championship for a record 23 times. Dortmund have been German champions on 8 occasions.
 
Dortmund are undefeated against Bayern in their last six league games. The two clubs have met 95 times across all senior competitions, with Bayern winning 41 times compared to Dortmund's 25 victories, the rest 29 matches ended in draws.
 
This will be Bayern Munich's tenth Champions League final. Dortmund will play their second finals, having made it to the title clash in 1997.
 
Bayern's 11-1 thrashing of Dortmund in 1971 is the record score in any meeting between the two sides.
 
Former German player Ottmar Hitzfield has won the European Cup with both Dortmund and Bayern, in 1997 and 2001 respectively. He is one of only three men to lift the trophy with two different clubs.He is currently the head coach of the Swiss national team.
 
Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski has netting 10 goals in this year's Champions League - only two behind Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.
 
Bayern have scored 29 goals in this season's competition so far, Dortmund have scored 23 goals on their way to the final.

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