Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern Munich: The All German Final is Set

Current and last year’s German champions will meet in a few weeks time to see who will be crowned European champions.

Borussia Dortmund held on in Madrid to beat Real 3-4 on aggregate on Tuesday, but Bayern Munich bested the now former Bundesliga champions by defeating a Messi-less Barcelona 3-0 in the Camp Nou (7-0 on aggregate).

After Dortmund held on in the final minutes to book their place in the final, boss Jurgen Klopp couldn’t hide his excitement.

“I have never been to Wembley, although I have watched Wimbledon,” Klopp said. “It will be one of the greatest moments in our life. But we do not want to go there to be tourists. We want to be the winner of this cup. We will see what happens but this is just so great.”

Klopp though admitted that his side could’ve played a better match, but they got where they wanted in the end.

“If we hadn’t won, I would have said our side should have been smarter,” he said. “There were aspects of our game which weren’t good. We’ll analyze and learn from the game.”

Klopp continuing to be one of the best managers to interview in the sport said that his team more than deserved to celebrate the moment and their achievement.

“Of course the players can go out and have a drink tonight,” he said. “I am not a muppet. They deserve it. And I gather that Nuri Sahin knows where to go in Madrid. It would be sick not to enjoy this moment.”

Klopp went on saying that they need to be ready for the stage at Wembley and not come only as sightseers.

“It will be one of the greatest moments in our life, but we don’t want to be tourists,” he said. “It is not important who we play, we will not be the favorite so it is the perfect road for us and we will enjoy it. Our fans will enjoy it.”

One worry for Klopp is playmaker Mario Gotze hobbling off only a few minutes into the match. Later the boss and the club confirmed a thigh tear and the soon-to-be Bayern Munich playmaker only has a few weeks to regain fitness to play in the final.

With Dortmund relinquishing their title and being knocked out of the DFB Pokal by the Bavarians, the Champions League is the last chance for silverware for a club that has become accustomed to winning it recently. And in this all-German final, Dortmund would love nothing more than to keep Bayern from a possible treble by winning the European Cup themselves.

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