Oracles Across German Zoos Predict ‘Walterloo’ For Bayern At Wembley.

Dortmund Fans At the Signa Iduna Park Before the Game Against Malaga.
Dortmund Fans At the Signa Iduna Park Before the Game Against Malaga.

Bayern Munich are in for another disappointment in the Champions League final on Saturday, according to oracles across a number of zoos in Germany.

The great Paul the octopus, famous for his predictions at the 2010 World Cup and based at the Oberhausen Sea Life Center, died in 2010 after the soccer tournament. Nonetheless, there have been numerous successors in Germany, and all predictions point to an upset at Wembley.

There is Walter the Orangutan, based in Dortmund’s zoo, which has backed his hometown club to claim a second European crown after local paper Ruhr Nachrichten had asked the zookeeper Eddie Laudert to place two hessian sacks containing the two sides’ jersey on Walter’s high seat.

Walter the Orangutan Predicts Walterloo For Bayern.
Walter the Orangutan Predicts Walterloo For Bayern.

Initially Walter’s moved towards the Bayern shirt, but later favoured the Dortmund jersey, although his attempts to slip it on were unsuccessful.

While Walter may be considered biased, oracles in zoos in Leipzig and Aue also selected Dortmund.

Saxony in Leipzig, an Asian tapir named Baru chose a black- and- yellow kohlrabi over a red- and- white alternative. The news of the tapir’s support will come as no surprise to BVB midfielder Kevin Grosskreutz, who looks after one of the animals at the Dortmund zoo.

A neutral divination conducted at Aue, Saxony, saw two oriental small- clawed otters, named Ferret and Mormel; opt for snacks placed in the Dortmund corner of their compound over snacks in the Munich corner.

Mario Goetze.
Mario Goetze.

Meanwhile, attacking midfielder Mario Goetze has been ruled out of the Champions League final due to a hamstring injury. The 20- year- old suffered a hamstring injury in the semi- final second- leg clash with Real Madrid and suffered a setback in his recovery when he had to cut short his first training session on his return, back with the team yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

Goetze said in a statement on Dortmund’s official website: “the final was my big goal and in the past weeks I have battled hard for it.

“I am unbelievably sorry that I will not be able to help the team in this important match,” the Germany international added.

“I have huge believe in our team and will naturally travel with them to London to endeavour to support the lads off the pitch.”

Bayern Munich finalised Goetze’s deal in April, after agreeing to fulfill the payment of €37 million release clause pre- registered in the midfielders’ contract.

Goetze debuted for Dortmund at the age of just 17 years in 2009 and, after making five league appearances during his first season, helped the club secure the Bundesliga title in 2011 after scoring six goals in thirty- three games.