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.

A view of Wembley Stadium ahead of the Champions League final

Champions League final preview: Bayern Munich v Borussia Dortmund

A look ahead to this weekend's Champions League final at Wembley Stadium

Borussia Dortmund pack 80,000 fans into every home game

Champions League final: The neutrals' dilemma - which German side to back, Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund?

First all-Bundesliga final pits mega-rich Bayern against down-to-earth Dortmund at Wembley

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

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

Champions League final: Borussia Dortmund confirm Bayern Munich bound Mario Gotze will miss Wembley final

The £35m midfielder will not feature on Saturday night

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

Mario Gotze ruled out of Champions League final

Borussia Dortmund midfielder will miss final game for the club before he moves to Saturday's opponents Bayern Munich

Bernie Ecclestone is seen in the paddock during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit

Bernie Ecclestone 'to face charges' for two financial offences

The Formula One chief executive, Bernie Ecclestone, says he is "100 per cent" relaxed following claims from Germany that he faces charges that could end his role at the head of the sport.

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

Wayne Rooney is reported to have told team-mates of Munich move

Wayne Rooney transfer latest: Bayern Munich deny interest in 'ageing' Manchester United striker

The England international has requested a transfer

Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben dismisses speculation linking him with switch to Manchester City

The Bayern Munich forward is focusing on this month's Champions League final

Frank Lampard scores his 203rd goal for Chelsea in the win against Aston Villa and dedicates the record to his late mother

Frank Lampard dedicates record to mum: 'It's for her'

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

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud reveals Bayern Munich move

Frenchman almost signed for Bundesliga champions before move to the Emirates

James Lawton: Daniel Levy must weigh up glory and gold, and keep Gareth Bale at Tottenham

As Andre Villas-Boas fights for Tottenham’s place in Europe, he utters the brave hope that English football’s most celebrated player Gareth Bale isn’t going anywhere.

Jupp Heynckes: 'You can learn a lot more from a defeat than a victory'

The king is dead, long live the king... Bayern Munich savour Champions League victory over Barcelona

Bayern will meet fellow German side Borussia Dortmund in the final at Wembley

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