Victor Boniface and Ademola Lookman among Africans chasing European glory

Sebastien Haller could join a very select club when Borussia Dortmund take on Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final in London on Saturday, 1 June.

The 29-year-old striker capped a remarkable comeback from testicular cancer when he scored the winner in the Nations Cup final for Ivory Coast in February.

Now, he could become just the third man to become a major continental champion in Africa and Europe in the same season.

Former Cameroon pair Samuel Eto’o and Geremi helped Real to the Champions League title in 2000 after winning the Nations Cup earlier in the year, with Geremi still with Madrid for their triumph in 2002.

Haller has struggled with an ankle injury in recent weeks but could be on the bench at Wembley, while Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini will definitely miss out for Dortmund after suffering a ligament injury in March.

The Spaniards, meanwhile, are chasing a record-extending 15th European Cup/Champions League triumph as Carlo Ancelotti looks to retain the trophy.

Brahim Diaz, who made his Morocco debut in March after switching allegiance from Spain, contributed eight goals and seven assists as Real won La Liga.

The 24-year-old has largely been used as a substitute during the Madrid club’s run to the final but will hope to win the competition for the first time after three seasons on loan in Italy with AC Milan.

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