|The first German final ever in Champions League history is about to take place on May 25, 2013 in Wembley, London. Bayern München, the German champion, will be taking on their fellow countrymen Borussia Dortmund, the German runner-up. The German Bundesliga was all about Bayern this year. Breaking the all-time record in points, Bayern is arguably the strongest team of football currently. Stepping on Dortmund atop the table for nearly the entire season, the conflict between them and their fans seem to have gotten worse after the two clubs confirmed the transfer of star midfielder Mario Götze this summer.
With Götze in their pockets, the Bayern squad will look stronger than ever next season. With one of the two Marios, Gomez or Mandžukić, plus Thomas Müller up front, the Bayern attack is among the best in football. Arjen Robben, Franck Ribéry, Bastian Schweinsteiger and the new addition Götze will also form arguably the best offensive midfield combinations, while dropping Toni Kroos Claudio Pizarro to the bench will only improve their depth. The Bayern defense might not be described as such monster compared to it offense, as the backline led by German captain Phillip Lahm features Brazilian center-back Dante, German-born Ghanaian Jérôme Boateng, and a left-back hole to be composed of Rafinha, David Alaba, Diego Contento and Holger Badstuber. However, with Manuel Neuer in goal, the Bavarians don’t have to and don’t seem to be worried of their defense.
Now in the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League final, having already won the Bundesliga and the German Cup, Bayern will be looking to take home a treble and be the biggest winner of football this year. They might not have top-class players such as Lionel Messi of Barcelona, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and Robin Van Persie of Manchester United, but their teamwork and ability to create chances has proven themselves how good they are and what they can really accomplish. In search of their fifth Champions League title in history and the second they get to keep hold onto permanently (a team can keep the trophy on their fifth title overall or third consecutive title. Bayern took home the trophy in 1976 after winning three straight), Bayern is looking strong, and are very close to achieving it.
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