Borussia Dortmund's star player, Mario Goetze, is out of the Champions League final. There's no way to spin this as a good thing.
The fans may have turned against him in light of his summer move to Saturday's opponents Bayern Munich, but he remains a key player for Dortmund.
Or rather, remained, because his thigh injury means he has played his final game for the club.
It's a big blow for a team that need all their big guns firing against a side that finished 25 points ahead of them in the Bundesliga table.
But ruling Goetze out three days before the final is the smartest move Juergen KloppRead More »from Klopp’s swift Goetze call a mini-masterstroke