Bayern Munich crowned European champions


The German invasion of London was more than successful, and Hitler would have been proud of “his” boys, as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund battled out the CL trophy at Wembley. The match was a very pleasant one, with Dortmund giving Bayern a real headache in the first half, but failing unfortunately to score as Neuer showed some real goalkeeping class by keeping out their attempts. Indeed, against all odds, it was Bayern which opened the score on the hour mark through Mandzukic, as Robben took on Weidenfeller before eventually feeding a pass to his teammate. The latter showed his goalkeeping class a well by making seven important saves in the match, but was unable to deny Bayern their second when Robben stole into the box after Ribery’s backheel, and coolly slotted home the winner on the 89th minute. Before that, however, Gündogan had levelled the game on the 68th minute from a penalty conceded by Dante as he committed a foul on the impressive Reus. However, the adventurous play and lack of defensive compactness from Dortmund in the last quarter or so of the match made them pay the price dearly, and the second goal from Robben was inevitable as Bayern had the upper hand at that time and the backline of Dortmund was in complete disarray. Bayern could well complete their season on a treble, as they face Stuttgart next week in their domestic cup final, thus the opportunity to give Heynckes a fitting retirement gift, after their league title, and now the CL trophy.