Kit Holden

Kit Holden writes on German Football for The Independent and Der Tagesspiegel. He is also a co-editor of online magazine Bundesliga Football UK.

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Mario Götze caused embarrassment by arriving in a Nike t-shirt

Pep Guardiola and Mario Götze have the power to change Bayern Munich's FC Hollywood image

Humble duo can alter the perception of the German giants

Andre Schürrle

Bayer Leverkusen are the real winners from André Schürrle’s transfer to Chelsea

The German side have immediately replaced Schurrle with another exciting talent in Heung-Min Son.

Pep Guardiola arrives at Bayern Munich - giving German public first glimpse of a messianic figure

So good is the former Barcelona manager, that Bayern were willing to part with a club legend who finished his tenure by winning the treble

Robert Lewandowski celebrates after putting four goals past Real Madrid

By refusing to sell Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund keep their best striker and their dignity - at least for another 12 months

The defeated Champions League finalists have ruled out selling the Poland international to their rivals

Jupp Heynckes dances the night away

Champions League Final: Viewers treated to spectacular battle between equally admirable football teams as Bayern Munich claimed prize and Borussia Dortmund's fairytale was ended

Klopp cemented his role as the most talked about – and possibly one of the most liked managerial talents in Europe

Robert Lewandowski is set to follow is set to follow Mario Götze and sign for Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski move to Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund designed for new coach Pep Guardiola

Dortmund's pride has been severely wounded by recent transfer sagas

Jupp Heynckes

Champions League final: Departing Jupp Heynckes continues to show optimism even as his light fades at Bayern Munich

Victory for Bayern over Dortmund on Saturday would be a fitting finale for the veteran manager

Dortmund fans have been upset by Mario Gotze's decision to join Bayern

The absence of Mario Gotze is a loss to the Champions League final - but Borussia Dortmund can cope without him

The BVB midfielder who is moving to Bayern this summer will have no part to play at Wembley

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will contest the Champions League final

Champions League final: Bayern Munich have more to lose than Borussia Dortmund

The anticipation in Germany for the Wembley final is increasing

Jurgen Klopp

Champions League: A tactician, man-manager and darling of the press - Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp is rightly drawing comparisons with Jose Mourinho

Dortmund are on the verge of a place in the Champions League final - an unthinkable position just a few years ago

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Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
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Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
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His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam