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Bayern, Dortmund fans descend on Wembley for CL final

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Associated Press
5/25/2013 11:14:35 AM
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LONDON -- Thousands of German football fans gathered at Wembley Stadium early Saturday and packed into central London ahead of the Champions League final.

In the first all-German final, Borussia Dortmund is playing Bayern Munich later Saturday in European football's showpiece match.

"It's very important for German football that two of our teams are in the final," 27-year-old Dortmund fan Peter Moffe said outside Wembley.

Yellow Dortmund shirts were dominating the north London streets around the stadium and in Trafalgar Square in the hours before the game amid a low-key security operation, days after a British soldier was killed in south London on Wednesday.

But the official Champions League final dinner on Friday was disrupted by three people infiltrating a London venue and reached UEFA President Michel Platini to protest against the under-21s European Championship being hosted by Israel next month.

UEFA described the incident as a "minor disturbance," and said three arrests were made, although police said only two people were detained.

"A 24-year-old-man and a 24-year-old woman evaded private security at the UEFA Champions League Celebrity Party, being held at Billingsgate Market in the City of London, and managed to reach the stage and launch a protest," City of London Police said in a statement to The Associated Press. "They were quickly ejected from the event by the private security and the event organizers made a complaint to the City of London Police. Shortly after both were arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass and assault and are currently being held in custody."

The force said it is continuing to investigate "the circumstances of the incident."

Borussia Dortmund fans (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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