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Borussia Dortmund facing injury crisis ahead of Champions League final

Gotze has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. (©GettyImages)
Gotze has been ruled out with a hamstring injury. (©GettyImages).

With all the exchange of words and bad-blood between the two German powerhouses, Borussia Dortmund should be the team worrying more due to the lost of their star man for the final at Wembley.

Mario Gotze was ruled out of the final after suffering a setback in him recovery from a hamstring problem he sustained at the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid. Gotze will be a huge loss to Dortmund as he is a player that can create something out of nothing for the BVB. 

He is to move to the Allianz Arena this summer and surely now has already played his last game for the team where he learned his trade.

Dortmund will also be sweating over the fitness of their defensive stalwart Mats Hummels who pick up a knock on his ankle at the weekend. Hummels is expected to feature at Wembley but missed training on Tuesday, which has cast doubt over his recovery in time for the final in London. 

Hummels has formed a solid wall in front of the BVB goal along with Neven Subotic and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that the pair will start at Wembley.

With Gotze out of the clash it may be Kevin Grosskreutz coming in for him or Klopp may opt to push Ilkay Gundogan further forward and bring in Nuri Sahin to be the deep-lying playmaker who features alongside Sven Bender. 

It will be interesting to see what Klopp does as this could be a way to shock Bayern Munich with his selection as he also has the choice of throwing young Moritz Leitner in the starting line up.

Whatever Klopp decides it won't change the fact that the BVB will be looking to shoot down the Bavarian Club. Bayern have not defeated Dortmund away from home since Jurgen Klopp took change in the summer of 2010 and the Dortmund fans along with Klopp and the entire Dortmund staff will be hoping it stays the same after the final whistle is blown at Wembley. 


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