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The playmaker hopes the Bavarians emerge victorious against the Blues in the finale of Europe's premier club competition and vows that the Blancos will try again next term

Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil hopes that Bayern Munich will beat Chelsea in the final of the Champions League at the Allianz Arena on May 19.

The newly-crowned Spanish champions were eliminated by Bayern in the semi-finals of the competition, and although Ozil confessed that Los Blancos' exit still hurts, he does not hold any grudges against the German giants and wants his compatriots to win this month's showpiece decider.

"I am supporting Bayern in the final," Ozil was quoted as saying by Bild.

"Winning the Liga title has taken our minds off the Champions League elimination for a while. But the frustration returns now that the final is approaching.

"We will have to give it another try next season."

Real Madrid last won the Champions League in 2001-02 when they beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 in the final at Hampden Park.

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