Bayern Munich can make it third time lucky when they face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final.
They have lost two of the last three finals, but this time they look perfectly poised to go all the way.
Losing to Chelsea last year left some psychological wounds, but those have been healed by their remarkable performances this season.
They won the Bundesliga by 25 points and absolutely destroyed Barcelona in the semi-finals - self-belief won't be a problem.
Last year against Chelsea was a bit of a fluke. They seemed a bit troubled by the fact they were playing at home and big favourites - but they should still have won comfortably.
This season they are even stronger. It's almost a complete team. There isn't a standout performer like Messi or Ronaldo but in a way that makes them even more impressive.
You could take away any single player and it would only cause minimal disruption to the team. They've got such strength in depth, with the likes of Mario Gomez and Xherdan Shaqiri ready to come off the bench.
It all points to a glorious farewell for Jupp Heynckes, who has done a masterful job of keeping a squad of big egos in check.
Unlike at Manchester United where they have gone for continuity post-Ferguson, Bayern have brought in Pep Guardiola.
I'm not saying they are now regretting the move, because clearly Guardiola is a top coach, but it is something of a risk.
Some managers would have come in, picked up the reins and continued with what they were doing, but Guardiola has such a specific method and style he will definitely want to make changes.
Arjen Robben looks like he will be on his way. He's a great talent and was exceptional against Barça, but he doesn't seem like the kind of player Guardiola wants.
In fact if I were Bayern, I would go out and sign Gareth Bale. What a signal that would send.
As for Dortmund, they will definitely be affected by the absence of Mario Goetze.
Although, like Bayern, the team is the star, they do rely on the 'big three' of Goetze, Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski. To lose one of those is massive.
What's more, the likely solution could cause further disruption. Juergen Klopp is expected to bring Nuri Sahin into midfield and push Ilkay Gundogan into a more advanced position.
Gundogan has been so effective at conducting the transition from defence to attack, that removing him from his usual, deeper role could jeopardise their entire structure.
Dortmund have proved themselves a top side over the past three seasons, but they just look a level below Bayern in most departments.
There has been a lot of praise for German football, and much of it is deserved as they have a fantastic model.
Ownership lies with fans, teams have to be in the black to get a licence, they are developing a new style of German player - all of that is fantastic.
But if people expect a period of dominance for Bundesliga sides like we had with English teams for five or six years, they are wrong.
Only Bayern can compete year in, year out, because the others simply can't keep hold of their players.
Bayern have already signed Goetze from Dortmund, and Lewandowski could follow him.
The way Bayern operate - strengthening themselves by weakening their rivals - is very clever and it ensures they stay at the top of the domestic game and they will also be competing at the sharp end in Europe for years to come.
Saturday's final will be a great occasion at Wembley with plenty of goals, and I can see Bayern running out 3-1 winners.