Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich
UEFA Champions League
7.45pm BST, Saturday 25 May 2013
by Glenn Lavery
Gary Neville believes Europe’s two best teams will be going head-to-head for UEFA Champions League glory at Wembley on Saturday.
German giants Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich will battle it out for the Continent’s top prize and England Coach Neville says he is relishing the encounter.
Neville, who won the Champions League twice with Manchester United, has commentated on a number of Dortmund and Bayern matches for Sky Sports this season so he is well positioned to preview the biggest game in club football.
He exclusively told TheFA.com: “It’s not often the best two teams throughout the competition get to the Final.
“Sometimes teams will be stronger before Christmas, some after Christmas, but these two have been the best teams throughout the year.
“I’ve watched a lot of their games and they invigorate you every time. They are two special teams.
“I’ve got nothing but praise for both sides. There will be some great players on view, the quality of football will be there for all to see and the atmosphere will be sensational."
The former right-back played in the 1999 Final when United famously snatched the trophy from Bayern in the dying seconds of the game.
He missed the Red Devils’ victory over Chelsea in the 2008 showpiece through injury, but he still speaks in glowing terms about the Champions League Final and is delighted to see it return to England’s national stadium.
Neville added: “It’s a different world of a football match. It’s incredible, the pinnacle of your career.
“It’s really special for England to have the Final at Wembley twice inside three years and even though there are no English teams playing, this is a game I am really, really looking forward to.
“Wembley has got a fantastic football match in store.”