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Dortmund's Mario Gotze to miss Champions League final

Updated: Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:43 | Comments

Mario Gotze is ruled out of the Champions League final
Mario Gotze is ruled out of the Champions League final

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed Mario Gotze will miss the Champions League final against Bayern Munich at Wembley on Saturday.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has lost his battle to be fit for what would have been his last game for the club ahead of his €37million summer move to Bayern.

Gotze suffered a hamstring injury in the semi-final second-leg against Real Madrid and suffered a setback in his recovery when he had to cut short his first training session back with the team yesterday afternoon.

Gotze said in a statement on Dortmund's official website: "The final was my big goal and in the past weeks I have battled hard for it.

"I am unbelievably sorry that I will not be able to help the team in this important match.

"I have huge belief in our team and will naturally travel with them to London to endeavour to support the lads off the pitch."

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