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Hello and welcome to dwell, minute-by-minute protection of the Champions League remaining between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at Wembley. It’s not the ultimate anyone was anticipating at the beginning of the knockout rounds, which solely makes it extra interesting to the impartial. Dortmund and Madrid followers appear fairly excessive on life as effectively.

What’s it to be, then: the fairytale or the oh-so acquainted story? Dortmund haven’t been champions of Europe since 1997; they haven’t even been champions of Germany since 2012. Yet after slogging by way of first the Group of Death after which the better half of the draw, they discover themselves one sport away from probably the most unlikely Champions League triumph since Jose Mourinho launched himself to the world through his FC Porto group 20 years in the past. It’s most likely a tragic indictment of European soccer {that a} win for Dortmund, the Twelfth-richest membership on this planet, could be a little bit of a fairytale, however we’re the place we’re.

Real Madrid have dominated this competitors to an nearly complicated diploma, a lot in order that it’s nearly a shock once they don’t rating two late targets on the Bernabeu to tip a semi-final on its head. They are aiming to win the competitors for the fifteenth time. That’s eight greater than another membership, 10 greater than Barcelona, 12 greater than Manchester United and three greater than the entire of Italy.

And then there’s Don Carlo, the all-time-great supervisor hiding in plain sight behind a jauntily raised eyebrow. He’s hoping to win the Champions League for the fifth time, which might be two greater than anybody else, ever.

Kick off is at 8pm.