With the Champions League final just two days away, the German press are as jubilant as it gets right now, with not one but two teams from the country having the chance at celebrating the ultimate success in European football.

Dortmund are the Cinderella story of the season, with Jurgen Klopp taking the side from group stage also-rans in their last campaign to finalists who defeated well-weathered big spenders Real Madrid 4-1 on their road to the final.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich might be the evil Bond villian Klopp has made them out to be, but their style of football has been unrivalled throughout the season, with the side embarrassing the supposedly unbeatable Barcelona 7-0 on aggregate to reach their third final in four years, making them more than deserving participants.

Dortmund and Bayern fans
Germany has come to life in the lead up to the Champions League final.

Munich newspaper Merkur has been keeping a live blog on proceedings today, and has included comment from some of Germany's most influential figures. Chancellor Angela Merkel said of the clash: "I'm German Chancellor and say, go Germany. So I'm on the safe side."

Meanwhile, the newspaper also has reports of Klopp having secret training sessions to find a plan B without Mario Gotze, who has been ruled out of the final with injury.

The paper claimed: "The speculations have grown up following the demise of Gotze to the positions of the "double six" front of the defense. Nuri Sahin or captain Sebastian Kehl offer themselves as alternatives for Ilkay Gundogan, who could play in Gotze's midfield position."

Fellow Munich paper Sueddeutsche has sought to list the fans that one might come across in a German pub on Saturday night as they look to watch the final; they've included the doomsdayers and the optimists; the 'eventfan' - who serves only as a filler in the narrow hallways of the pubs, and comments on things like what Klopp is wearing; and the unsuspecting fan, who will say embarrassing comments like 'when is the return leg?'

The paper also statistically analyses both Dortmund and Bayern, seeking to take away the former's underdog tag and insisting that especially defensively, both teams are in fact very evenly matched.

Dortmund publication Ruhr Nachrichten claims that midfielder Ilkay Gundogan will need to step up in the absence of Gotze, going so far as to say that he will be the difference on Saturday.

National sports publication Kicker has concentrated on Bastian Schweinsteiger's road to redemption after the central midfielder missed a penalty in the shoot-out against Chelsea in last year's final.

Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller also admits that without Gotze, Dortmund won't be of the same quality, but he is quick to point out that the Bayern-bound star didn't play in the 2011-12 German Cup final, when the Bavarians were defeated.

Lastly, Bild, who are referring to the match as the 'Mega-final, the century-final, the match of superlatives,' says that the man with the hardest job on the night will be fourth official Damir Skomina, who will have to keep Klopp and Bayern sporting director Matthais Sammer apart in the dugout after the two started a war of words when the sides played one another two weeks ago.

The paper also comments on the sausages in England, complaining that they taste terrible for Germans who are used to much better.