Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Karim Adeyemi and 4 players to watch in UCL final

Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Karim Adeyemi and 4 players to watch in UCL final

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 10:56 - 29.05.2024

Ahead of the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, we look at 5 players who could make a difference.

Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund will lock horns in the UEFA Champions League final on July 1 at the Wembley Stadium in England.

Both teams have players with the ability to decide the final.

Niclas Fullkrug (Borussia Dortmund)

Fullkrug will lead the attack for the Bundesliga side and while he may not be as flashy as former Dortmund greats, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Robert Lewandowski, he gets the job done.

The 31-year-old has scored 15 goals in 41 appearances this season, including 3 in the Champions League. His hold-up play will certainly trouble the Real Madrid defence in a game that could be decided by fine margins.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

This is set to be Kroos' final game for Real Madrid, and very few players can effect a game from midfield the way he can.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos | Imago

His pass to Vinicius Junior in the semi-final was just another example of his incredible passing range and creativity.

In a tight game, Kroos will be needed to pick apart the Dortmund defence, and he is more than capable of doing just that.

Karim Adeyemi (Borussia Dortmund)

Adeyemi may not have had his best season with Dortmund, but he remains a danger man due to his skill and razor-sharp finishing.

Karim Adeyemi | Credit: X

He scored a fine goal in the group stage against PSG, and his pace will certainly trouble Carlo Ancelotti's defence.

The Nigeria-eligible forward has been linked with a move away and after being snubbed for EURO 2024 by Germany, a fine performance in Wembley could see his value skyrocket.

Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)

Vinicius has been absolutely crucial to Real Madrid's successes this season, scoring 23 goals and contributing 9 assists in 52 appearances.

Vinicius Junior stole the show with his brace for Real Madrid. (Photo Credit: Real Madrid/X)

The Brazilian has been especially impressive in this season's Champions League, with 9 goal contributions in 12 appearances.

If there's one player Edin Terzic must be wary of, that man is Vinicius.

Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)

Bellingham has taken LaLiga by storm, registering an impressive 19 goals and 6 assists in just 28 league appearances in his maiden campaign at the Santiago Bernabéu

LALIGA Player of the Season, Jude Bellingham.

The 20-year-old's excellent form has not gone unnoticed after leading Real to a 36th LALIGA title, with the midfielder now firmly in the conversation for this year's prestigious Ballon d'Or award.

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