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Bayern delighted with all-German final

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For the first time in competition history, the final of the Champions League will be an all-German affair when Bayern face Dortmund at Wembley on 25 May. “We'll have German Champions League winners again at last," said Jupp Heynckes after watching his side overcome Barcelona. FCB themselves were the Bundesliga's last European champions in 2001. “And I'd be delighted if it was us again," laughed Matthias Sammer.

“It's tremendous, and shows how strong the Bundesliga is," commented Philipp Lahm. However, the composition of the final was of secondary importance to the Bayern captain: “We want to win this cup at last! And it doesn't matter who we play."

Five meetings this term

However, the fact Dortmund provide the opposition does give the Wembley date a tasty edge. BVB pipped Bayern to the Bundesliga title for two years in a row, until the Reds reclaimed the shield this season. The men from Munich also edged out their Ruhr Valley rivals in the pre-season Supercup and the DFB Cup quarter-finals. “It'll definitely be a magnificent occasion in London," enthused Rummenigge, “let's see who’s happiest at the end."