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Overthrowing an Empire: One Yellow Wall at a time.

It is time for the bullying super power that is Bayern Munich to be overthrown for good and here is my journey to do so.
Started on 23 May 2016 by BeanyUnited
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A preview of two finals

Borussia Dortmund under the guidance of Joshua Bean, are on a run of form that can only be labelled as extraordinary.

Having already won four trophies this season alone, Joshua Bean has managed his side to the DFB-Pokal final and the Champions League final and here we will preview them both.

The DFB-Pokal Final: Borussia Dortmund VS RB Leipzig: Olympiastadion Berlin

A somewhat interesting match up awaits the fans of both these sides and German football fans across the globe, as Bundesliga winners face newly promoted second tier side RB Leipzig.

Just days before the DFB-Pokal final, RB Leipzig enjoyed promotion up to the Bundesliga where they will be excited to play Borussia Dortmund twice next season.

Due to the difference in leagues this season, it would obviously suggest a gulf in quality. But when you take into consideration the fact that the Bundesliga 2 club spent a mere £450,000 on players in the summer and winter transfer windows combined, it goes to show how vast the difference is.

Borussia Dortmund spend that much every two and a half weeks, on Paul Pogba's wages alone. In fact with the clubs recent promotion taken into account the entire club is worth an estimated £79 million.

Paul Pogba will cost Borussia Dortmund, £108 million alone. Paul Pogba, just one player for Borussia Dortmund, is worth £29 million more than the entire opposition club.

But finances aside, while everyone loves a David and Goliath story, no one, not even RB Leipzig own fans are truly expecting them to have any chance.

Regardless it is still going to be a day that they will never forget.

Borussia Dortmund fans prediction:

The fans were in optimistic mood when asked about their chances in the final, some even saying that if they lost, it could be the most humiliating moment in Dortmund's extensive history.

Scores of 5,6,7-0 were being thrown around but most agreed on a slight more sensible 3-0.

RB Leipzig fans prediction:

While there was some belief that they could upset the biggest of odds and win the DFB-Pokal most agreed that they did not have the ability to truly make this happen and predicted 2-0 to the Bundesliga side.

Players to watch:

For RB Leipzig the key performance if they are to have any chance will be that of the goalkeeper Martin Männel. The simple fact is, the entire side could have the performance of their lives and Dortmund are still going to create chances, they are simply that good.

So Martin Männel is going to have to be in rich form if they are able to see those chances out.

For Borussia Dortmund, the main man for the afternoon will be as usual German international, Marco Reus. The blonde haired German on the flanks has caused opposition trouble for years.

It will not be a shock if he proves to be way too much for the second tiered side.

Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund VS Bayern Munich: Santiago Bernabéu Stadium

One of the biggest rivalries in German football, between the two modern day heavyweights of the competition.

Under Joshua Bean, Dortmund have quickly become the dominant side in recent history, but in terms of entire history, the achievements of the Yellow Wall and their side, pales in comparison to the true domination of German football that Bayern Munich has enjoyed.

But in football it is the modern day that matters on the pitch, with Borussia Dortmund dominating on the pitch these past few seasons, they are maybe for the first ever time, favourites to beat Bayern Munich in a major competition final.

Fans of the tournament of course will remember these two sides battling it out at Wembley in 2013, which saw the red of Bavaria lift the trophy after winning 2-1, this was their fifth of five total European trophies.

Dortmund however have two after winning in 1996-97 and last season under current manager Joshua Bean.

Speaking about the fact that Bean could become one of Dortmund's most successful ever managers if he wins in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, he had this to say.

"Well of course, it is always a dream to become the best manager, or coach or even player of all time. But I am sure like myself, they would all tell you that while it is a dream of theirs, they very much think about the now and allow the fans and pundits of years to come to debate."

The reality is however, he has already surpassed his opposite number in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Jurgen Klopp, by a large number of trophies. Klopp boasted two Bundesliga titles, a DFB-Pokal and DFL-SuperCup. Joshua Bean now however after just three seasons owns an impressive; three Bundesliga titles, one Champions League, a UEFA Supercup, one World Club Cup and one DFL-SuperCup.

What makes the tie even more interesting is the fact that Bean and Klopp, simply can not stand each other. In fact Bean once went as far as to claim "he [Klopp] is living off pest credits. He did exceptionally well here that is in no doubt, but he failed at Liverpool he was there for a total of 709 days I have been told, but in those 709 days he failed to deliver a single trophy of any kind, they finished fifth both seasons and he still spent £120 million. £120 million just to finish with no trophies and fifth both seasons? Awful that."

Fans predictions:

As to be expected, the fans consensus is split 50/50. Dortmund fans of course believe they will win and Munich fans of course believe they can win.

Munich fans have pointed to the fact that they are by far more successful in all competitions, showing that their side won't crack under any form of pressure. But with Dortmund being the favourites in the eyes of the pundits, then they are the ones under pressure to perform.

Borussia Dortmund fans however have argued that, a side does not get into the position of a sextuplet trophy haul by the end of one campaign, by cramping up under pressure. Furthermore, with just two league games left to play, Dortmund are still undefeated, meaning they are on the verge of an Invincibles side.

Dortmund fans and Munich fans agree however that it will be close. Munich fans mainly went for 2-1 in normal time, where as Dortmund fans have reversed the scoreline in their favour and say it will happen after extra-time.

Players to look out for:

In the red corner of Bayern Munich, they look to Mario Gotze, the former Dortmund man, to bring them home their sixth European trophy. He is not a man who suffers on the big stage, if you cast your mind back several years ago he scored the winning goal in the World Cup Final in 2014 against Argentina.

For Borussia Dortmund a lot of fans are stating that Paul Pogba has the main responsibility on his shoulders for this game. He has to create the sides attacks, while not over committing himself as Munich are to be feared on the counter-attack. His attacking and defensive abilities will be stretched to the maximum in the home of Real Madrid.


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