German Champions League final, both Dortmund and Bayern took the opportunity to rest several key starters as they looked ahead to May 25's next meeting. This had no effect on the intensity of the match, however, as both teams demonstrated from the beginning that they were keen to hurt their rivals. With just 10 minutes played of the first half, BVB took the lead in sublime fashion. Jakub Blaszczykowski surged down the left, and waited before floating in a cross to the far post. Kevin Grosskreutz was there to meet it, and the converted right-back showed his scoring abiity by netting a brilliant volley past Manuel Neuer to put the Bundesliga runners-up into the lead early on.
Perhaps that characterized Germans are connected to each other, but not the case today. Through the streets of Wembley has been beating between two tifozëriva, those Dortmund and Bayern. More brings you this video
Robert Lewandowski has not given up hope of joining Bayern Munich this summer despite Borussia Dortmund's declaration that they will not sell the striker to their Bundesliga rivals. Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed earlier this week that BVB will not allow the 24-year-old to join the treble-winners, before adding that they could cash in on the striker if another club than Bayern matches their valuation of Lewandowski.