Oh boy, does this promise to be a cracker. In 1996 the German national team went to Wembley in London and won the European Championships, adopting the host’s anthem “Football’s coming home” in the process. Now the German fans are heading back across the channel, bring their best two club sides “home” to the new-look Wembley for the Champions League Final.
Yep, that’s right. This year the final of Europe’s number one club football tournament, and possibly the world’s when it comes to quality of play, is being played by Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Both teams put on some incredible performances in the semi-finals to knock out the Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, and now they will battle each other for the biggest prize of all.
In recent years Dortmund appeared to have the measure of Munich, winning two Bundesliga titles in a row and winning some important games against their Bavarian rivals along the way, but this season it has all been about Bayern, as they won back the league title at a canter, and now are two games away – the Champions League final and the German cup final a week later – from a historic treble. They are definitely the favourites, but in a one-off game of football anything can happen.
We will be glued to our televisions on Saturday night to watch the game and we hope you will join us down in Goldman’s Bar to watch all the action on the big screen. A history-making evening for German football is guaranteed… all we have to find out now is which team will be bringing “old big ears” home from Wembley.
Champions League Final in Goldman’s Bar at the Circus Hostel, Kick-off: 8.45pm