Borussia Dortmund star Mario Götze will miss this weekend's Champions League final against his future employers Bayern Munich because of a hamstring injury.
The German playmaker has been a key player in Borussia Dortmund's successful European campaign, but injured his thigh during last month's Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid.
Götze's injury is a bitter blow to Dortmund and their coach Jurgen Klopp, whose side were already the underdogs heading into Saturday's showpiece final at Wembley Stadium.
"The final was my big goal and I have battled hard for it," Götze, who will officially join Bayern for £31.5m in July, commented. "I am unbelievably sorry that I will not be able to help the team in this match."
The news means that the 20-year-old has almost certainly played his final game for Dortmund, who are attempting to win their second Champions League title following their previous success in 1997.
Bayern Munich head into Saturday's final off the back of a stunning domestic campaign under the retiring Jupp Heynckes, who will be replaced by ex-Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola this summer.
It's believed that Guardiola identified Götze as his number one transfer target several months ago.
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