|FC Bayern Muenchen players celebrate after winning the UEFA Champions League Final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)|
LONDON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to offer Bayern Muenchen a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final Saturday night, ending four years of frustration for his team in Europe’s biggest tournament.
Robben ran onto Franck Ribery’s fashionable back-heeled flick within the penalty area and place the ball past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller to send Bayern to its initial Champions League success since 2001 and fifth overall European Cup. Bayern had lost 2 of the last 3 finals, together with a penalty-kicks defeat to Chelsea last year in Muenchen.
“This means a lots. I still haven't grasped it,” Robben said. “There are a lot of emotions.”
In a game that featured a slew of possibilities for each teams, Mario Mandzukic place Bayern ahead within the 60th minute at Wembley stadium, and Ilkay Gundogan evened the score on a penalty kick eight minutes later once defender Dante fouled Marco Reus within the penalty area.
Robben, who lost 2 nice chances in the first 45 minutes, then finally came through for Bayern to set off wild celebrations in FC Bayern Muenchen finish of Wembley. Robben’s overtime penalty kick was saved in last year’s final, causing some Bayern fans to hate him. A year later, when the final whistle sounded, he strode along with his arms raised toward the section of jubilant Bayern fans.
“It was very even. they'd possibilities. we had possibilities too,” Robben said. “Then the last minute, i used to be faster to the ball. I lost 2 possibilities before that, but I stayed calm.”
Robben established the first goal for Bayern, taking a pass from Ribery and drawing Weidenfeller out before squaring for Mandzukic, who might hardly miss to save the goal.
But the lead didn’t last long. Dante clumsily clattered into Reus in the penalty box, and the referee Nicola Rizzoli pointed to the spot. Gundogan sent goalkeeper M. Neuer to the wrong way before slotting his kick into the other side of the net.
Neven Subotic ( Dortmund Defender ) became the first american to play in a Champions League final and created an excellent sliding clearance to stop a goal in the 72nd.
The game marked the Bayern finale for coach Jupp Heynckes, who won his 2nd UEFA Champions League, once when leading Real Madrid to the title in 1998. He are replaced by former city coach pep Guardiola.
Mandezukic came nearest when his header was tipped onto the bar by Weidenfeller in the twenty sixth, and also the goalkeeper then denied Robben four minutes later once the speedy winger raced clear toward the goal.
Before that, Neuer had become the busier goalkeeper, creating a point-blank save from Jakub Blaszczykowski and diving to prevent a shot from Sven Bender. Neuer also pushed away efforts by Reus and Robert Lewandowski before denying the Polish striker once more from close place on the thirty fifth.
Robben had the ultimate chance of the half when he beat Mats Hummels when a long ball into the area in the forty second, but fired his volley straight into Weidenfeller’s face.
This is a video of All Goals and Full Match highlight of the game i found in youtube uploaded by BoGyCinema. Enjoy !!!
Source : http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/05/25/bayern-munich-wins-champions-league-final-over-borussia-dortmund/