Europe's Final Hurdle
Bayern Munich will be appearing in their second consecutive Champions League Final after they took advantage of the away goals rule to advance on from the Semi Finals, holding Manchester United to a 5-5 draw.
It was an epic conclusion to two fantastic legs, with Bayern Munich beating United 3-0 at the Allianz Arena. However, the Red Devils soon showed the power of their '12th man', the fans, as they crushed Bayern 5-2 at Old Trafford. Unfortunately for Jose Mourinho
's side, Bayern will be the one going through to the Champions League Final thanks to the away goals rule.
But Die Bayern will be without Ryan Garland
and Eneko Diez
for the Final - with Garland suffering an injury in the match against Manchester United while Diez will be forced to serve suspension for a red card, also received against the Red Devils.
Garland's newly-torn hamstring has also smashed his Euro 2020 dream. With the injury, the former West Ham man will be out for a minimum of 2 months, meaning that he'll miss what was supposed to be his first major tournament with England.
Bayern boss David Beckham
has revealed that the 23-year-old was "devastated, but very happy for Bayern Munich that we are in the Final".
Beckham, who also manages the England national team, will be in a crippling situation as Garland joins England's growing list of injuries - with Jonjo Shelvey
and Andy Carroll
facing a race against time to get fit for the European Championships in Turkey.
Garland and England aside, Bayern Munich will be looking to finally get their hands on the seventh Champions League trophy in their history.
Coincidentally, the club Bayern Munich will be facing is Aston Villa.
The Villans beat Russian giants Zenit in the Semi Finals 2-1 on aggregate.
Beckham took charge of Aston Villa - his first managerial position, in June 2012 and from relegation contenders, returned Villa to their age old status as a European powerhouse, before leaving to occupy the hot seat at Bayern Munich in November 2017.
Although Malky Mackay
is and was the manager in charge of Aston Villa as they powered their way to a 2nd place finish in the Premier League last season as well as the Champions League Final this season - Beckham is credited as the man behind Villa's success, with plenty of the current important squad members at Villa Park having been brought to the club by the talented English manager.
Club stalwart Ciaran Clark
also changed himself from a 'backup player' to an 'Aston Villa legend' thanks to guidance from Beckham.
It will certainly be an interesting and an emotional Champions League Final for David Beckham.