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Kick off! Special Report

Special Report: Champions League

A historic moment - for the first time two German teams will meet in the Champions league final. Let's look back

DORTMUND, GERMANY - APRIL 24: Dortmund fans protest against Mario Gotze of Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid at Signal Iduna Park on April 24, 2013 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Champions League 2012/13 Halbfinale BV Borussia Dortmund Real Madrid

Last Tuesday, an announcement shocked the German footballing world. Dortmund prodigy Mario Götze would exercise a 37 million Euro buy-out clause in his contract and move to Bayern. What a distraction as Dortmund prepared to face Real Madrid! Bayern President Uli Hoeneß had already admitted evading taxes. Now it emerged that he had left behind millions of euros as a bond to avoid being arrested. What a fall fall from grace for the man known as Mr. Bayern Munich! So how would Germany's two top teams handle the bad news?