Anticipation building ahead of Champions League final

Anticipation is building at Wembley ahead of today’s Champions League final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund with kick-off just hours away.

Borussia Dortmund will be looking to right their wrongs from 2013 when they narrowly missed out against Bayern Munich, losing at Wembley. Mats Hummels and Marco Reus are the survivors from that final alongside Sebastian Kehl, Nuri Sahin and Sven Bender, who work behind the scenes.

Not only that, it’s also Reus’ last dance. The German turned 35 on Friday and announced last month that he would be leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season when his contract expires. After 12 years and 170 goals, a Champions League trophy would be a fitting way to end his career at Die Schwarzgelben.

Borussia Dortmund fans flock to London

Get German Football News editor-in-chief Daniel Pinder is accredited to the Champions League final, and he followed the Borussia Dortmund fans around central London prior to their arrival at Wembley Park.

Fans travelled in their thousands, from around the world, many of whom are without tickets. A buzzing fan park situated in Hyde Park, fans travelled from as far as Brazil, Tokyo, Namibia and New Zealand, without tickets, just to soak up the atmosphere. Borussia Dortmund truly is an international club and these are the types of things that football does to you.

Whatever happens tonight, it will be one to remember for Borussia Dortmund.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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