Mario Goetze to miss Champions League final

May 23, 2013, 01:46 IST | AFP

A hamstring injury has ruled Borussia Dortmund's Germany midfield star Mario Goetze out of Saturday's Champions League final at Wembley against Bayern Munich � the club he will join next month after actioning a release clause in his contract.

Goezte, 20, tore his right hamstring in Dortmund’s semi-final return leg at Real Madrid on April 30 and the attacking midfielder only managed an hour of training with the Borussia team on Tuesday before suffering a reaction, which has ruled him out.

“It was my big aim to play in the final and I have been working hard to reach that in the last few weeks,” said a disappointed Goetze. “I am incredibly sorry that I can’t help the team in this really important game.” 

Mario Goetze
Mario Goetze

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