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Football: Sell-Out Crowd Expected for Union Champions' League Final - 2002-05-14


A sell-out crowd of 52,000 fans is expected for Wednesday's European Football Union Champions' League final between the German club Bayer Leverkusen and eight-time champion Real Madrid of Spain.

The match features a Real squad that includes star players Zinedine Zidane and Luis Figo, and a Leverkusen club that focuses on team play. Madrid has scored 33 goals in 15 matches and won 11 so far this season. Leverkusen has scored 28 goals and upset some of the top clubs in Europe, including Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus and Liverpool.

Both teams are hoping to make up for disappointing finishes in their respective leagues. Real Madrid lost the Spanish League title to Valencia while Leverkusen finished second in the Bundesliga behind Borussia Dortmund.

The final will be played at Glasgow, Scotland's Hampden Park stadium. The game will mark the fifth time the two clubs have met. Real won three matches and one was a draw.

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