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Bayern Munich lost the UEFA Champions League final in heartbreaking fashion. But many of the club's players might not need wait long for redemption.
And we mean many. Eight members of
manager Joachim Loew's 23-man Germany squad for Euro 2012 hail from Bayern -- more even than Spain superclubs Barcelona (seven) and Real Madrid (five).
Here's a look at all the players, wearing both of their powerhouse squads' kits:
BASTIAN SCHWEINSTEIGER (midfielder) Schweinsteiger, with Bayern, against Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League final. Patrik Stollarz/Getty Images Schweinsteiger, with Germany, during a Euro 2012 qualifying match against Azerbaijan. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images THOMAS MUELLER (midfielder) Mueller, celebrating his goal against Chelsea in the 2012 Champions League final. Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images Mueller, with Germany, during the 2010 World Cup third-place match vs. Uruguay. John MacDougal/AFP/Getty Images PHILIPP LAHM (defender) Lahm defending against Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Champions League semifinals. Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images Lahm, with Germany, challenging Belgium's Eden Hazard during a Euro 2012 qualifying match. John Thys/AFP/Getty Images MARIO GOMEZ (forward) Gomez, with Bayern, scoring against Napoli in the 2012 Champions League. Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images Gomez, with Germany, during a friendly against Ukraine. Joern Pollex/Getty Images MANUEL NEUER (goalkeeper) Neuer, with Bayern, saving a penalty from Ronaldo during the Champions League semis. Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images Neuer, with Germany, saving a shot against the Netherlands at a 2011 friendly. Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images JEROME BOATENG (defender) Boateng, left, in a mob of Bayern/Germany players with Mueller, Schweinsteiger and Gomez. Cristof Stache/AFP/Getty Images Boateng, right, celebrating with Schweinsteiger after a goal against Ghana at the 2010 World Cup. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images TONI KROOS (midfielder) Kroos, with Bayern, in a Champions League match against Real Madrid. Cristof Stache/AFP/Getty Images Kroos, with Germany, battling with Gil Vermouth of Israel during a 2012 friendly. Joern Pollex/Getty Images HOLGER BADSTUBER (defender) Badstuber, with Bayern, in a DFB Cup match against Borussia Moenchengladbach. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images Badstuber, with the Germany U-21s, during a match against Iceland in 2010. Boris Streubel/Getty Images TRIVIA
Which Bayern player boasts the most caps for Germany?