Champions League

Hummels faces fitness test before final

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels looks set to be fit for the final.
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Borussia Dortmund center-back Mats Hummels looks set to be fit for Saturday's Champions League final despite suffering an ankle injury at the weekend.

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Hummels picked up the injury during their 2-1 defeat to Hoffenheim, and the initial prognosis was that he was a major doubt for Saturday's Champions League showdown with German rivals Bayern Munich at Wembley.

But scans have confirmed that Hummels stretched the ligaments in the ankle, but did not tear them.

"His participation in the Champions League final on Saturday in London is absolutely realistic," Dortmund team doctor Markus Braun said.

Dortmund's main injury concern now is key midfielder Mario Goetze - who will join Bayern next season - as he is in a race to shake off a muscle injury.

Dortmund are looking to win their first Champions League trophy since 1997 with four-time European champions Bayern aiming to make it five in their third final appearance in four seasons.

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