Munich dresses in blue and red!

FC Bayern and Chelsea FC have their final European battle this Saturday at 20:45 CET. It’s a special moment for football professionals and fans in Europe: the showdown between the two clubs that made it past all other opponents in the UEFA Champions League edition of 2011/2012, leaving Real Madrid and FC Barcelona behind in the semi-final stage.

The city of Munich is already on fire with many visitors and a special exhibition at the Olympiapark featuring Champions League history and jerseys worn by football stars. In the Olympiastadion, the Women’s Champions League final match was played last Thursday between Lyon and Frankfurt’s teams, with the french side winning the trophy.

Having just arrived in Munich, I took this opportunity to give my cameras some action. Here’s a taste of the two days preceding the final match, featuring Olympiapark, the Allianz Arena and city center dynamics: