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2013 UCL Final Repeat: Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund at Wembley, Will it Happen Again?

By Real11 - May 8 2024 61 Views
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Who will join Dortmund in the final of UCL, Bayern or Madrid?

The top match of the 2023/2024 Champions League has the opportunity to repeat the 2013 UCL final. There was an All-German Final that year, namely the Bayern Munich up against Borussia Dortmund. At that time two German teams made history, the Yellow Submarine sealed their spot in the final stage of the Champions League for the first time, while Bayern, who are more experienced, looked very strong in that contest.

Star players were spread across both teams in that UCL final. There were Gundogan, Reus and Lewandowski for Dortmund, then there were Neuer, Schweinsteiger, Muller and Robben-Ribery for Bayern. At that time the final was played at Wembley Stadium, a historic arena in England. Bayern emerged victorious through goals from Mario Mandzukic (60') and Arjen Robben (89') which were decisive. Meanwhile, Dortmund responded with a goal from Gundogan (68') and won the UCL title by 2-1.

Now, 11 years later, the same match may be repeated in the 2023/2024 Champions League final. Coincidentally, this year's final will also be played at Wembley Stadium, which means that there is only one match left to create the All-German Final. Borussia Dortmund advanced to the 2023/2024 Champions League final after silencing PSG with a score of 1-0 in the semi-final second leg which was held at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday(07th May 2024). Dortmund's only winning goal at the French side's home this time came at the start of the second half, through Mats Hummels' header using a corner kick and sealing the final's berth.

Thanks to this result, Dortmund also has the right to advance to the Champions League final this season with a 2-0 aggregate win, after last week also winning 1-0 at home. Real Madrid will host Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu in the second leg of the 2023/2024 Champions League semifinals. Because, in the first leg in Germany, Madrid and Bayern drew 2-2. At that time, Madrid took the lead through Vinicius Junior's goal in the 24th minute, but Bayern were able to turn things around.

Bayern took the lead through Leroy Sane's goal in the 53rd minute and Harry Kane's penalty in the 57th minute. Madrid avoided defeat after Vinicius Junior scored his second goal in the 83rd minute from the penalty spot. An impressive performance at the Parc des Princes led Dortmund to qualify for the Champions League final this season. Edin Terzic's squad performed extraordinarily by highlighting their agile playing style. Now, it will be Bayern's turn to overtake Dortmund. Bayern must win if they want to create an All-German Final like the memory of 2013 on Wednesday(08th May 2024).

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