Diary: The Professor’s backing Bayern Munich to beat Borussia Dortmund (‘They’ll win 3-1,’ he says)

Bayern or Borussia? It’s time to take sides. Surely Gisela Stuart, the Bavaria-born Labour MP, can offer expert guidance on which team the neutrals should support in the all-German Champions League Final clash at Wembley.

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The £35m midfielder will not feature on Saturday night

Mario Gotze will miss the Champions League final for Borussia Dortmund with a thigh injury

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The England international has requested a transfer

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Frank Lampard scored twice to break Bobby Tambling's record of 202 goals for Chelsea before dedicating accolade to his teammates and late mother

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Frenchman almost signed for Bundesliga champions before move to the Emirates

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