bundesliga.com outlines the careers and key facts of the protagonists.
Born on 31 May 1989 in Dortmund, Marco Reus had to leave his hometown club to kick-start his professional career, returning a few years later in a blaze of glory - and for big bucks - as one of Germany's most coveted players.
After a decade in Dortmund's junior programme and youth ranks, Reus switched at 16 to Rot Weiss Ahlen, helping the club earn promotion to Bundesliga 2 in 2008 and establishing himself as a first-team regular the following season. In the summer of 2009 Borussia Mönchengladbach came calling and within a matter of months, Reus had cornered a starting berth in the Bundesliga with the Foals. His first season there ended with Gladbach surviving the drop by the skin of their teeth in the play-offs, Reus having been one of their stand-out performers down the final straight. The following campaign was a huge success for player and club alike, ending with one Borussia in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League and another - freshly-crowned Bundesliga title-winners - fetching Reus back to the club he had followed from the famous South Terrace as a youngster. His first season there as a professional has been a resounding success, as attested by his 14 goals and nine assists in 32 Bundesliga outings, 27 from the start. The all-round attacking talent has been equally outstanding on the European front in BVB's relentless march on Wembley.
Though injury forced him to pull out on several occasions, Reus made his senior debut for the German national team off the bench in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Turkey in November 2011 and his breakthrough moment came in an exciting display, and goal, against Greece in the quarter-finals of that tournament the following summer. He has since gone on to establish himself as an indispensable member of Joachim Löw's squad and an ever more regular presence in the starting XI.
Champions League key facts
• Marcos Reus is one of only two Dortmund players to have started all twelve Champions League games this season, alongside Marcel Schmelzer.
• Reus has netted four goals - three of them to but BVB 1-0 up away from home in the group stage and the fourth to pull them level at 2-2 with Malaga in the 91st minute of the quarter-final second leg.
• He also has three assists to his name, all carved out at home in the quarter- and semi-finals against Malaga and Real Madrid.
• Reus has had the most attempts on goal of any Dortmund midfielder - 27 - and more from distance (13) than anyone else in the team. All his goals were scored inside the box, however.
The 22 heroes of Wembley:
Dortmund:Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Gündogan, S. Bender - Blaszczykowski, Reus, Großkreutz - Lewandowski
Bayern:Neuer - Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba - Schweinsteiger, Martinez - Robben, Müller, Ribery - Mandzukic