Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: UEFA Champions League preview, team news

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: UEFA Champions League final
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Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid will go head to head at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening with the UEFA Champions League crown on the line. Here we will provide you with all the information you need ahead of the game.

Underdogs Borussia Dortmund will have their sights set on pulling off one of the biggest upsets in Champions League history as they take on 14-time winners Real Madrid. Despite their rather ordinary Bundesliga campaign, the Black and Yellows have pulled together a run for the ages in the Champions League and are set for their first final appearance in the competition since 2013.

Edin Terzic's side have seen off challenges from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League this season. But Real Madrid are the ultimate test, and beating them on Saturday evening will require a perfect performance from Borussia Dortmund.

BVB do not have many injury concerns ahead of the game, although Julien Duranville, Mateu Morey and Ramy Bensebaini will not make the trip to London. Marco Reus will make his final appearance for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The club legend could come off the bench, with the starting XI likely to look very similar to the one that stunned PSG in the semifinals.

Real Madrid will have to make do without Aurélien Tchouaméni and David Alaba in their quest to make more Champions League history. The Spaniards always seem inevitable in this competition, and will be the favourites going into Saturday's final.

Leading Real Madrid's charge will be former Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been scoring goals for fun this season. With Vinícius Jr. and Rodrygo also in sublime form, Carlo Ancelotti has all the tools to hurt the BVB defence. Legendary midfielder Toni Kroos will make his final appearance in club football on Saturday.

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Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Expected Starting XIs

Borussia Dortmund: Kobel - Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen - Can, Sabitzer, Brandt - Sancho, Adeyemi - Füllkrug

Real Madrid: Courtois - Carvajal, Rüdiger, Nacho, Mendy - Camavinga, Valverde, Kroos - Bellingham - Rodrygo, Vinícius