Bayern Win Champions League

Arjen Robben strikes a dramatic late winner as Bayern Munich defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League final.

It was a night of outstanding drama, fully reaffirming all the eulogies about German football, and when it was all done Bayern Munich had won their fifth European Cup and we were reminded what a brutal business football can be when it comes to making losers of heroes.

Dortmund was the superior side during a captivating yet goalless first half, forcing Manual Neuer into a succession of saves – though opposite number Roman Weidenfeller was also called into action more than once.

With an hour gone, Mario Mandzukic put the Bavarians ahead from close range, but a clumsy foul by Dante on Marco Reus allowed Ilkay Gundogan to level the scores from the penalty spot eight minutes later.

But with one minute remaining in injury time, Arjen Robben stole in to squeeze the ball over the line, and ensure that Bayern Munich took home the trophy that missed in 2010 and 2012.

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