Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid Announce Probable Lineups for UEFA Champions League Final

London’s Wembley Stadium is set to host a thrilling showdown between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid in the highly anticipated final of the 2024 UEFA Champions League on Saturday. Here are the probable lineups for the decisive clash:

Borussia Dortmund starting XI

Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Can, Sabitzer; Adeyemi, Brandt, Sancho; Füllkrug

Real Madrid starting XI

Courtois; Carvajal, Nacho, Rüdiger, Mendy; Valverde, Kroos, Camavinga; Bellingham; Rodrygo, Vinícius Júnior

Dortmund emerged as victors in the fiercely competitive “group of death,” which featured Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan, and Newcastle.

Dortmund subsequently showcased their determination by defeating PSV Eindhoven and Atletico Madrid, and then demonstrated an outstanding defensive performance over two legs to hold off PSG in the semi-finals.

Edin Terzic, Dortmund’s coach and a former Dortmund fan, emphasized the team’s ultimate goal: “Our aim wasn’t just to reach the final; our aim is to win the Champions League. To achieve that, we must defeat the champions. Now, we face the absolute champions in the history of soccer, and especially in this competition. The ultimate boss awaits us.”

Saturday’s final also carries significant personal milestones for Real Madrid, given their illustrious Champions League tradition.

Furthermore, Real Madrid coach Ancelotti has the opportunity to extend his record as the only coach to have won the European Cup four times.

Meanwhile, Dani Carvajal, Luka Modric, and Toni Kroos, who will be playing his final club game, have the chance to match the legendary Paco Gento as the only players to win the competition six times.

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