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Hyde Park turns yellow as Dortmund and Madrid fans take over London

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Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund fans have arrived in London – and they have taken over the capital.

The two European juggernauts go head to head in the Champions League final where Wembley will play host to the much-anticipated match, which will signal the end of the domestic season.

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Dortmund fans have arrived in droves in LondonCredit: Getty

Real Madrid are the hot favourites to take home their 15th European title with Jude Bellingham potentially winning a double in his first year at the Bernabeu.

But Dortmund have proved many wrong this season by reaching the Champions League final with Manchester United loanee Jadon Sancho leading the way.

“They’re the ultimate opponent, there’s nothing bigger in the Champions League, with their success and their history,” Dortmund star Julian Brandt said.

“But if we didn’t believe then we could stay in Dortmund.”

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic said: “We’re happy to be here, but we’re here to win.

“You don’t come here to play a final, you come here to win it. We want to hold that trophy in our hands.”

It sets up a pulsating finale in London while fans have taken over the city after arriving in droves.

At Hyde Park, a stage has been set up for Dortmund fans for those without a ticket and it is absolutely packed, brimming with noise and fervour.

Real Madrid fans are in London expecting another Champions League win

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Real Madrid fans are in London expecting another Champions League winCredit: Getty
Dortmund fans have taken over Hyde Park

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Dortmund fans have taken over Hyde ParkCredit: X/@suenospotrero
Real Madrid are the favourites to win at Wembley

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Real Madrid are the favourites to win at WembleyCredit: Getty

They have turned Hyde Park into a sea of yellow, bouncing with excitement as Dortmund look to win their second Champions League title, first being in 1997.

The German fans are renowned for their vociferous support, something even Jamie Carragher can attest to after being caught up with fans again on Friday.

Real Madrid supporters were seen congregated around Wembley, with many travelling with high expectations.

They have already lifted LaLiga while Carlo Ancelotti could go down in history as the only manager to have won five Champions League titles.

No one else has won more than three, those being Zinedine Zidane, Pep Guardiola and Bob Paisley.

“A Champions League final is the most important game and the most dangerous one,” Ancelotti said on Friday.

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“You have to be a bit lucky, play well and never lower your guard but when you reach a final success is so close that you start worrying.

“It is going to start tonight, tomorrow morning, tomorrow afternoon.

“A lot of fear, it is normal. If you have more fear you will be happier if you are able to win in the end.”

It will be a special night for Bellingham, who was compared to Zidane by one of the biggest Galacticos in history ahead of the final.

Dortmund fans are desperate to see their side win the Champions League for the first time since 1997

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Dortmund fans are desperate to see their side win the Champions League for the first time since 1997Credit: AFP
London has been taken over by football fans from Madrid and Dortmund

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London has been taken over by football fans from Madrid and DortmundCredit: Getty

The England international left Dortmund last summer for Real Madrid in a deal worth £114million.

And the 20-year-old has already been a huge hit at the Bernabeu where he has scored 23 times and assisted 12 in all competitions in his debut campaign.

Another goal might be enough to win him the Champions League, and further propel himself to a potential Ballon d’Or, though it will come at the cost of his old club’s peril.

But Dortmund fans hold no ill will against the midfielder, with fans also spotted singing ‘Hey Jude’ on the Tube this weekend.

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