Wembley Stadium set to host all-German 2013 Uefa Champions League Final

Wembley Stadium
The finishing touches are underway as Wembley Stadium is transformed ahead of hosting the Uefa Champions League Final – for the second time in three years.

A fan park has also been set up for the thousand of ticketless fans expected to arrive into London.

The final, between last seasons runners up Bayern Munich and 1996-97 winners Borussia Dortmund, will take place two years after Wembley last hosted the 2011 final between Manchester United and Barcelona.

The English National stadium will hold the event to mark the 150th anniversary of The Football Association and will be the seventh time the stadium has hosted a European final since 1963.

Wembley Stadium was announced as the venue of the final on 16 June 2011 and will make history for being the first stadium in the tournament’s history to host the final twice in three years.

It will be a proud moment for German football, in what is the first time two German sides have reached the Champions League Final.

The Dortmund fans will be seated in the east side of the stadium and Bayern in the west, with around 25,000 tickets allocated to both sets of fans and 9,000 sold as part of worldwide ballot earlier this year.

Favourites Bayern, were clear winners of the Bundesliga title. They won in record fashion, finishing 25 points ahead of Saturdays opponents.

Mario Gotze, who is set to move from BVB to the Bavarians, is unavailable with a thigh injury for what would have been his last game for the club.

The 20-year-old sustained the injury during the 2-0 semi-final second leg defeat to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.

Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium ahead of the Champions League final
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