Saturday May 25, 2013 Final Finished Wembley

Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Bayern Munich

  • Gündogan 68’ (pen.)
  • Mandžukic 60’
  • Robben 89’

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  1. Champions League - Robben wins final for Bayern Munich

    Champions League - Robben wins final for Bayern Munich

    Arjen Robben scored a late winner as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmnd 2-1 in the all-German Champions League final. More

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    Time:90'
    • Borussia Dortmund
    • Bayern Munich
    • 90+3' BAYERN MUNICH WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!!!
    • 90+2' Dortmund give away a free-kick. Mario Gomez on for Mandzukic.
    • 90+1' Nuri Sahin on for Sven Bender. Three minutes added time.
    • 90' Luiz Gustavo replaces Franck Ribery.
    • 89' Julian Schieber is on for Dortmund.
    • 89' Robben has been darting from flank to flank and this time he makes the decisive moment through the middle.
    • 88' GOAL BAYERN! Has Arjen Robben just won the Champions League final? A long ball is backheeled through to the Dutchman by Ribery and he scuffs his shot into the back of the net.
    • 87' The Bayern corner comes to nothing.
    • 86' Schweinsteiger with a piledriver and Weidenfeller pushes away the sweetly struck 20-yard effort.
    • 84' Robben with some space down the left but he grabs Subotic back and it is a free-kick.
    • 83' Schweinsteiger heads a Borussia free-kick out of his own penalty area.
    • 82' Weidenfeller claws the ball away from a corner and Bastian Schweinsteiger blazes over.
    • 81' Lahm stands the ball up at the back post and Bayern win a corner.
    • 80' Also Gündogan's penalty goal was his first ever in the Champions League and his fourth goal of the season.
    • 79' For the record, Mandzukic is only the second Croatian to score in any European final. Boban scored for AC Milan in the 1995 European Super Cup.
    • 78' Boateng is down in agony. Lewandowski has trod on the Bayern player, no question. Klopp has a quiet word with the Pole on the sidelines to tell him to calm him down. Could of and should of been a red card.
    • 77' Muler beats the offside trap and is through down the middle. Under pressure from Subotic, he tries to find Mandzukic to his right but the pass his too heavy and the ball hits the side netting.
    • 76' Ribery is down again and looking for a free-kick. The boy needs to stand-up.
    • 75' Smart stop from Roman Weidenfeller to push away Alaba’s sweet 20-yard strike.
    • 73' Lewandowski crashes a 30-yarder into the top corner. Sadly the flag was already up.
    • 72' Bookings for Robben and Kevin Grosskreutz after a dust-up. The Frenchman was trying to earn something and the Borussia player took offence.
    • 71' Superb from Neven Subotic who slides in to deny Robben a tap-in after Muller had found space doen the right channel and put an inviting ball across the find of the goal.
    • 70' But it is Borussia who break through Blaszczykowski but Hummels’ shot from outside the box is high and wide.
    • 69' Bayern win a corner through Lahm as they look to hit back instantly.
    • 68' GOAL DORTMUND! Ilkay Guendogan has nerves of steel, calmly steering the ball into the bottom corner to bring Dortmund level.
    • 67' PENALTY DORTMUND! A flailing leg from Dante on Reus. The contact was not heavy but the Brazilian clearly made contact with the stomach of the Borussia player.
    • 66' Piszczek goes down in the penalty area under a challenge from Ribery, there was contact but outside the area, and the referee waves play on.
    • 65' Ribery goes down as if shot. We think he will survive. Goal kick for Dortmund, nothing more.
    • 64' Bayern half-clear and eventually Piszczek is caught offside.
    • 63' Corner for Dortmund.
    • 62' A sensational cross field ball finds Muller down the right channel but his strike on goal is weak.
    • 61' Bayern kept clean sheets in their last 4 Champions League matches, a German record. Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny was the last to score against Bayern.
    • 60' GOAL BAYERN!! Ribery finds Robben who rounds the keeper and squares to Mandzukic who has a simple tap-in.
    • 58' The corner is flicked on at the near post and Mandzukic gets a header on target but cannot get enough purchase on his header.
    • 57' Mueller earns a corner down the right flank.
    • 56' We have Reus down now after a challenge from Boateng. Play is somewhat broken up.
    • 55' Now Mandzukic down, clutching his head, but nothing much doing.
    • 54' Dante seems to catch Lewandowski high but no free-kick.
    • 53' A relentless tempo without too many clear cut chances.
    • 52' A long ball is cut out but Piszczek, deep in his own half, gifts the ball to Alaba but no harm done.
    • 50' Bayern have hardly been out of their own half in the second period.
    • 49' Of the 58 previous Champions League/European Cup finals, 21 were goalless at half-time.
    • 48' Reus’ delivery is deflected and it is an easy claim for Neuer.
    • 47' Borussia win a free-kick and have a chance to put the ball in the mixer.
    • 46' The second-half begins with no change to either side.
    • 45' That proves to be the last meaningful move of the half - it's been blistering stuff with endless chances at either end, but somehow we're still goalless at Wembley.
    • 44' Another nice move by Bayern, with Ribery's lovely ball finding Mandzukic, who passes to Muller, who can deliver a killer ball for Robben... but his pass is wildly overhit, straight off the pitch.
    • 43' Argh! How did Robben not score there? He was played into the box with just Weidenfeller to beat as a long ball drops beyond Hummels - but the Dutchman manages only to hit his shot straight at the goalkeeper's face!
    • 42' Half chance for Reus as he cuts in from the right with a good run, but Martinez shepherds him all the way and he's forced into a desperate shot high and wide to the right.
    • 41' Both sides throwing everything at each other, both looking dangerous on the break... got to feel that a first goal will decide this, since anyone with the luxury of sitting back and playing counter-attacking football would be red hot favourite on the evidence so far.
    • 40' Yet another half-chance for Bayern as Muller plays a ball across for Ribery, but it's cut out. Muller then ends up on the deck after running straight into Schmelzer. Ouch...
    • 39' ...but it comes to nothing as Bender charges up to take the ball back, and start a counter attack.
    • 38' Break on for Bayern as Mandzukic and Ribery combine well up the left...
    • 37' Robben takes the corner and it's a good one that spins through the six-yard box - but Mandzukic's glancing header only sends it off for a goal kick.
    • 36' Robben blows another one! He's released into the box via a great ball from Muller, but fails to get a ball across under pressure from Subotic and ends up winning only a corner... Dortmund fans breathe audible relief around Wembley...
    • 35' Another superb stop from Neuer as Lewandowski slipped his marker and got into the box - needing a good shot from a tight angle just outside the six-yard box, he was too slow and Neuer closed him down well.
    • 34' An awful one from Schweinsteiger, blasted with all the panache of Vinnie Jones after a crate of lager. Straight off the pitch for a goal kick.
    • 33' Free kick to Bayern, out wide on the left. Decent chance...
    • 32' We could have had four or five goals so far - great chances at either end, and Bayern are finally coming on strong.
    • 31' Replays show exactly how good Weidenfeller's stop was - he couldn't have been placed any better.
    • 30' ROBBEN MISSES A MASSIVE CHANCE! A quick break puts him through one-on-one with Weidenfeller, but the Dortmund goalie blocks the shot nervelessly. Fantastic save, but Robben's team-mates are furious with him as they were clear in the middle...
    • 30' The free kick is floated in dangerously and almost falls for Piszczek, but he can't get his foot to it.
    • 29' Dante goes in the book for bringing down Blaszczykowski.
    • 28' The corner is a good one and Martinez gets his head to it, the ball going over and landing on the roof.
    • 27' SO CLOSE FOR BAYERN! It's the first chance for the favourites as Mandzukic gets his head to a perfect cross - Weidenfeller appears to tip it on to the bar, thought it might have been missing in any case.
    • 26' Ribery lucky to get away with it as he tangles with Lewandowski and appears to raise an arm...
    • 25' Gundogan tries to get a ball through into the box, but Bayern close it down well that time.
    • 24' Decent ball in from Blaszczykowski on the right towards Bender, but Lahm is on hand to head it away before it finds its target.
    • 23' Neuer seems to be growing in confidence with every touch tonight rather than getting rattled at having to make save after save after save. Weidenfeller has barely touched the ball at the other end.
    • 22' YET ANOTHER CHANCE FOR DORTMUND! The ball falls to Bender in the box, who shoots through the legs of two Bayern defenders with a low curler - and forces Neuer into yet another good save, diving low to take the ball.
    • 21' Dortmund have forced corners several times with long, powerful shots on target - have they targeted Neuer's refusal to catch many balls as a weakness?
    • 20' Neuer is there again to grab the corner - danger over.
    • 19' Another chance for Dortmund! The underdogs hit on the break through the middle and Reus has a relatively free run to the edge of the box and gets a shot away. It's on target, towards the bottom left, and Neuer makes a great save. Another corner.
    • 18' Ribery now goes down in agony, apparently because the ball hits him in the tummy. You'd kinda have ta think that footballers would be immune to that...
    • 17' Bayern try and get something going up the left with Ribery on the ball, but once again two yellow shirts are there to close him down. He can't catch a break.
    • 16' Forget the match odds - Dortmund are playing Bayern off the park so far...
    • 15' SO CLOSE FOR DORTMUND! The corner is whipped in and ends up falling for Blaszczykowski, who hits it first time and draws a fine stop by Neuer, diving low and to his left.
    • 14' GREAT CHANCE FOR DORTMUND! It's Lewandowski, collecting the ball after the goal kick and having a lash that is tipped over for a corner.
    • 13' It comes to nothing - a nice move sees him slip past Lahm on the left, but it's a goal kick.
    • 12' The two sides get bogged down in some midfield ping-pong for a few moments, but a break opens up for Lewandowski...
    • 11' Breathless start to this game - it always promised to be a barnstormer, and so far the hype looks like it may be justified. For once!
    • 11' Dortmund roar upfield and the ball falls to Lewandowski for a pot-shot from the edge of the box - dragged high and wide.
    • 10' Ribery finally finds space - he plays across to Lahm and Robben who deliver it back to Robery in the box - but Hummels takes it off him and a counter is on!
    • 9' Schweinsteiger picks up the ball in the middle of the park but instantly three yellow shirts are upon him - hardly room to breathe let alone pick a pass.
    • 8' Bayern trying to keep control of the ball at the moment, desperate to stop Borussia's fast start giving them an early goal. All the pressure has been from Dortmund so far.
    • 7' Schmelzer takes it, but Neuer is there to claim the ball confidently - Bayern break as he throws it out to Ribery, but the Frenchman is dispossessed by Piszczek.
    • 7' Boateng concedes a corner after a speculative ball into the box by Subotic.
    • 6' Huge noise in Wembley tonight. If the fans weren't so ridiculously far from the side of the pitch it'd be just like a proper Bundesliga match!
    • 5' Nice ball by Reus out to Schmelzer on the left and he looks to have won a corner, but the ref decides strangely that it's a goal kick.
    • 4' Lewandowski triple-marked by Bayern in these early stages. He's looking harrassed and annoyed at never getting more than half a second on the ball at a time so far.
    • 3' Dortmund win the first chance of the match, a corner out on the right... Pinged in nicely, but Lahm is there to head it clear out of the box.
    • 2' Borussia Dortmund are the side that come flying out of the blocks, with a cracking opening tackle by Subotic as he flattens Javi Martinez.
    • 1' Bayern Munich kick off, and the Champions League final gets under way!
    • 19:43 The teams are out on the pitch now looking all serious as the familiar Champions League anthem is played. Slightly bizarrely, the New York Times recently claimed that the tune - composed in 1992 - is the "biggest soccer star in Europe". Got a feeling Messi and Ronaldo might argue with that.
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    • 19:40 Just five minutes left, and it's a clear, balmy night in London... perfect for a ridiculous 'knights of the round table' pre-match entertainment. That was obviously UEFA's thinking, anyway. Looks like the Olympic Opening Ceremony recreated by a bunch of cub scouts from where we're sitting.
    • 19:35 We've a full stat breakdown of the two sides going into this match right here:
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    • 19:30 Bastian Schweinsteiger gets a looking over from the Bayern physio after injuring himself in the warm-up, according to our man at Wembley Tom Adams, but he is now back on his feet.
    • 19:25 There's an injury scare for Bastian Schweinsteiger at Wembley... more to follow...
    • 19:20 This will be the fourth time two clubs from the same country have played each other in the final following Real Madrid v Valenica in 2000, AC Milan v Juventus in 2003 and Manchester United v Chelsea in 2008. Those matches ended in victories for Real, Milan and United, with Milan and United winning on penalties.
    • 1916 That year, Dortmund won nine of the 11 matches they played - 81.8 per cent. In contrast, when Manchester United won the competition in 1999 their winning percentage was a record low, 45.5 per cent.
    • 19:15 Both these teams are previous winners of the European title - but Dortmund did it in better style back in 1997. Since the Champions League format was introduced in 1992-93, no side has won a greater percentage of their games to lift the trophy than Borussia Dortmund in 1997.
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    • 19:10 Though those recent results suggest Bayern do indeed have the edge, prior to those four games Dortmund had a five-match winning streak over Bayern - which included a thumping 5-2 win in the German Cup final last season.
    • 19:05 Bayern and Dortumund drew both their league matches 1-1, though Bayern won two recent cup matches between these two sides. They start as 2-5 favourites to lift the trophy, with Dortmund a generous-looking 2-1.
    • 19:00 TEAMS - Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Bender, Gundogan, Blaszczykowski, Reus, Grosskreutz, Lewandowski. Subs: Langerak, Kirch, Felipe Santana, Kehl, Leitner, Sahin, Schieber. //// Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Martinez, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Mandzukic. Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Shaqiri, Luiz Gustavo, Tymoshchuk, Pizarro, Gomez.
    • 18:55 Unfortunately, some supporters are taking the feud thing a bit too far. There has been some nasty pre-match violence between the rival fans on the streets surrounding Wembley today.
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    • 18:50 It's a first ever all-German final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, two arch-enemies in the Bundesliga who are bringing their feud to north London for one night only.
    • 18:45 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League final from Wembley!
  • Summary

    • 90+3' BAYERN MUNICH WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!!!
    • 88' GOAL BAYERN! Has Arjen Robben just won the Champions League final? A long ball is backheeled through to the Dutchman by Ribery and he scuffs his shot into the back of the net.
    • 86' Schweinsteiger with a piledriver and Weidenfeller pushes away the sweetly struck 20-yard effort.
    • 78' Boateng is down in agony. Lewandowski has trod on the Bayern player, no question. Klopp has a quiet word with the Pole on the sidelines to tell him to calm him down. Could of and should of been a red card.
    • 77' Muler beats the offside trap and is through down the middle. Under pressure from Subotic, he tries to find Mandzukic to his right but the pass his too heavy and the ball hits the side netting.
    • 75' Smart stop from Roman Weidenfeller to push away Alaba’s sweet 20-yard strike.
    • 72' Bookings for Robben and Kevin Grosskreutz after a dust-up. The Frenchman was trying to earn something and the Borussia player took offence.
    • 71' Superb from Neven Subotic who slides in to deny Robben a tap-in after Muller had found space doen the right channel and put an inviting ball across the find of the goal.
    • 70' But it is Borussia who break through Blaszczykowski but Hummels’ shot from outside the box is high and wide.
    • 68' GOAL DORTMUND! Ilkay Guendogan has nerves of steel, calmly steering the ball into the bottom corner to bring Dortmund level.
    • 67' PENALTY DORTMUND! A flailing leg from Dante on Reus. The contact was not heavy but the Brazilian clearly made contact with the stomach of the Borussia player.
    • 62' A sensational cross field ball finds Muller down the right channel but his strike on goal is weak.
    • 60' GOAL BAYERN!! Ribery finds Robben who rounds the keeper and squares to Mandzukic who has a simple tap-in.
    • 58' The corner is flicked on at the near post and Mandzukic gets a header on target but cannot get enough purchase on his header.
    • 43' Argh! How did Robben not score there? He was played into the box with just Weidenfeller to beat as a long ball drops beyond Hummels - but the Dutchman manages only to hit his shot straight at the goalkeeper's face!
    • 36' Robben blows another one! He's released into the box via a great ball from Muller, but fails to get a ball across under pressure from Subotic and ends up winning only a corner... Dortmund fans breathe audible relief around Wembley...
    • 35' Another superb stop from Neuer as Lewandowski slipped his marker and got into the box - needing a good shot from a tight angle just outside the six-yard box, he was too slow and Neuer closed him down well.
    • 30' ROBBEN MISSES A MASSIVE CHANCE! A quick break puts him through one-on-one with Weidenfeller, but the Dortmund goalie blocks the shot nervelessly. Fantastic save, but Robben's team-mates are furious with him as they were clear in the middle...
    • 29' Dante goes in the book for bringing down Blaszczykowski.
    • 27' SO CLOSE FOR BAYERN! It's the first chance for the favourites as Mandzukic gets his head to a perfect cross - Weidenfeller appears to tip it on to the bar, thought it might have been missing in any case.
    • 19' Another chance for Dortmund! The underdogs hit on the break through the middle and Reus has a relatively free run to the edge of the box and gets a shot away. It's on target, towards the bottom left, and Neuer makes a great save. Another corner.
    • 14' GREAT CHANCE FOR DORTMUND! It's Lewandowski, collecting the ball after the goal kick and having a lash that is tipped over for a corner.
    • 19:00 TEAMS - Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller, Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer, Bender, Gundogan, Blaszczykowski, Reus, Grosskreutz, Lewandowski. Subs: Langerak, Kirch, Felipe Santana, Kehl, Leitner, Sahin, Schieber. //// Bayern Munich: Neuer, Lahm, Boateng, Dante, Alaba, Martinez, Schweinsteiger, Robben, Muller, Ribery, Mandzukic. Subs: Starke, Van Buyten, Shaqiri, Luiz Gustavo, Tymoshchuk, Pizarro, Gomez.
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    Manager: Jürgen Klopp

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    Manager: Jupp Heynckes

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