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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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

Robert Lewandowski celebrates after putting four goals past Real Madrid

Borussia Dortmund hero Robert Lewandowski expected to follow Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich

The Polish striker scored four goals against Real Madrid last night

Mario Gotze

The transfer of Mario Gotze is a sledgehammer blow to the Bundesliga

Bayern Munich appear to be flexing their muscles with the €37m deal for the Borussia Dortmund playmaker

Company Karma: How football is bringing war torn societies together

Sportswear company hummels' calculated philanthropy is helping amputees in Sierra Leone to a women's team in Afghanistan

Xherdan Shaqiri and Dante of celebrate winning the Bundesliga after the match against Eintracht Frankfurt at the weekend

Despite winning the Bundesliga in record style, Bayern Munich still have much to prove

Bayern have been crowned champions with six games still to play in the season – a record in the Bundesliga.

Joachim Loew, head coach of the German national football

Oliver Bierhoff: Germany winning the 2014 World Cup is 'something of an impossibility'

For the German press, Bierhoff’s statement was an unexpected, even unwelcome attack of realism. The second most powerful man in the national team setup had effectively written the Germans off more than a year before the tournament’s opening.

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