Relive: Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund (UEFA Champions League final)

Ahram Online, Saturday 25 May 2013

Arjen Robben strikes late to help Bayern Munich win the UEFA Champions League with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on Saturday

Bayern players lift the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday May 25, 2013 (Photo: AP)

The referee blows his final whistle, Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich

Striker Mario Gomez replaces Mandzukic, who scored Bayern's first goal.

90+3 Dortmund's Nuri Sahin replaces Sven Bender.

90+2 Bayern are on the verge of lifting the Champions League trophy for the first time since 2001.

91+1 Robben is replaced with Luis Gustavo.

89 Robben makes up for his misses to score a late goal. Ribery controls a long ball and, under pressure, back-heels the ball to the onrushing Robben who bursts clear and finds the bottom corner with a delicate left-foot low shot.

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Weidenfeller comes to Dortmund's rescue again! Mueller's clever dummy following a low cross allows Schweinsteiger to let fly but the fierce drive was parried by the impressive shot-stopper.

85 Are we heading to extra time? Both sides will be cautious not to concede any goal at the death.

83 A shot by Bayern midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger goes high over the bar.

81 Nine minutes remaining, Bayern seem the more likely to score.

79 David Alaba receives treatment after Dortmund's Lewandowski stamps on his foot.

77 Bayern waste another the chance on the breakaway! Thomas Mueller breaks clear after a pass from Robben but he opts to play the ball to Mandukic at the far post but the Croatian's shot strikes the side netting.

76 Dortmund keeper Weidenfeller superbly blocks a thunderbolt from David Alaba.

75 Lewandowski finds the net with a superb dipping shot but his effort is ruled out after he controlled the ball with his hand.

74 Ribery and Kevin Grosskreutz receive yellow cards for tussling.

72 Subotic makes a wonderful sliding tackle to deny Robben on the goal-line!! The Dutchman was about to convert a low cross Mueller following a counter attack but Subotic's impressive interception clears the ball.

71 The evenly balanced affair is getting more and more exciting.

70 A fast-paced counter attack ends with Hummels firing a shot high over.

68 Ilkay Gundogan sends the keeper the wrong way from the spot to make it 1-1.



Bayern defender Dante clumsily kicks Reus in the chest.


Ribery falls on the ground after a collision with Subotic. Bayern players protest against the referee's decision not to award them a free kick.

62 A tame volley by Mandzukic following a long ball is collected by Weidenfeller. Bayern are now in control.

60 Ribery superbly combines with Robben down the left to set up Mandzukic for the opener. Robben exchanges passes with Ribery to break clear on the byline and cross low for the Croatian striker to slot into an empty net.
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No threats in the second half so far. Both sides are hindered by too many mis-placed passes.

55 Ribery is still struggling to make his presence felt. His usual darting runs down the left are nowhere to be seen.

53 Robben finds Mueller in the area with a deft pass but Subotic intercepts to clear the danger.

50 Dortmund, just like the first half, have the upper hand in the first five minutes of the second period.

48 Dortmund float in a free kick but the ball eventually goes to the safe hands of Neuer.

47 Both sides will be looking to improve their finishing after wasting several clear-cut chances in a thrilling end-to-end first half.

The second half is underway

The referee blows his half-time whistle, Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bayern Munich

The wasteful Robben lets Bayern down again. A long ball accidentally finds him but his close-range effort is blocked by Weidenfeller with the goal at his mercy. 

42 At the other end, an angled shot from Marco Reus misses the target.

39 A low cross from Bayern winger Thomas Mueller goes begging as Ribery just fails to get on the end of it.

37 Robben dithers on the ball after running onto a through pass on the right hand side of the penalty area. Subotic eventually clears the danger. A breathtaking game is getting really exciting.

35 Lewandowski wastes another chance for Dortmund!! He superbly receives a through pass with a delicate touch that helps him overcome his challenger but his eventual effort is blocked, once again, by the advancing Neuer.

33 Manuel Neuer and Roman Weidenfeller are stealing the limelight with some impressive saves at both ends.

31 It has become a more balanced affair in the second quarter of an hour, with Bayern threatening Weidenfeller twice.

30 Robben squanders another golden opportunity for Bayern!! He breaks clear but he fails to beat Weidenfeller in a one-on-one! His angled shot is blocked by the keeper.

29 Bayern defender Dante receives the first yellow card of the game after fouling Marco Reus.

28 Bayern are gradually finding their rhythm after a slow start.

26 The first genuine chance for Bayern!! Striker Manduzkic almost breaks the deadlock but his free header is tipped over by an impressive save from Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller.

25 Dortmund's midfielders are superbly interception possession in midfield, making life difficult for the Bavarians.

22 It's the turn of Dortmund's Sven Bender to test Neuer. His curling low effort from just inside the area is superbly collected by Neuer.

19 Dortmund could have scored on the counter attack! Marco Reus' subsequent shot is parried away by Neuer, who is pulling off a string of impressive saves.

18 Bayern are still trying to respond but their attempts are cut shot by a resolute defence. Ribery and Robben are yet to make their trademark darting runs down the flanks.

16 Dortmund dominated the first quarter of an hour, creating two decent chances to take the lead.

15 Dortmund waste another clear-cut chance!! Blaszczykowski connects with a cut-back and fires a low shot that is blocked by the impressive Neuer.

14 Lewandowski's fierce long-range drive is tipped over by Neuer! Dortmund go close to opening the scoring.

13 Dortmund striker Lewandowski rushes to the byline, but instead of crossing the ball he himself crosses the line.

10 A powerful shot by Dortmund's Jakub Blaszczykowski goes over the bar from the edge of the area.

9 Dortmund are pressing Bayern high up the pitch, which is usually a trademark Bayern style.

7 Dortmund are awared the second corner kick but goalkeeper Manuel Neuer jumps to handle the cross.

5 Dortmund are having the upper hand in the first five minutes. They are moving the ball around smoothly.

3 Lewandowski meets a right-wing cross with an attempted volley but it's blocked by a Bayern defender.

1 Bayern's Thomas Mueller tries to collect a long ball inside the Dortmund area but is challenged by defender Subotic.

The match is underway

The Champions League anthem is being played. Both sides are cheered on by the passionate crowd at the 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium.

20:30 Fifteen minutes remaining before kick-off. Who will win tonight's clash?

19:40 Borussia Dortmund's starting line-up: 1-Roman Weidenfeller; 26-Lukasz Piszczek, 4-Neven Subotic, 15-Mats Hummels, 29-Marcel Schmelzer; 8-Ilkay Gundogan, 6-Sven Bender, 16-Jakub Blaszczykowski, 19-Kevin Grosskreutz, 11-Marco Reus; 9-Robert Lewandowski.
Borussia Dortmund linsup

Bayern Munich's starting line-up: 1-Manuel Neuer; 21-Philipp Lahm, 17-Jerome Boateng, 4-Dante, 27-David Alaba; 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 8-Javi Martinez; 10-Arjen Robben, 25-Thomas Mueller, 7-Franck Ribery; 9-Mario Mandzukic.
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Thomas Mueller impressed for Bayern this season, scoring eight goals in 12 Champions League appearances. He took his tall to 16 goals in the elite competition.
Thomas Mueller

19:00 Robert Lewandowski is Dortmund's most lethal weapon, having scored 10 goals in 12 Champions League appearances this season. He played 18 matches in Europe's elite club competition.

18:30 Borussia Dortmund will have to do without playmaker Mario Goetze, who is nursing an injury. Goetze will join Bayern Munich in the summer.

17:40 Two Bayern Munich supporters take a rest in Piccadilly Circus as supporters of Boussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich gather in central London ahead of their Champions League final soccer match at Wembley Stadium.
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17:40 Boussia Dortmund's supporters gather at Piccaddily Circus as supporters of Boussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich gather in central London ahead of their Champions League final soccer match at Wembley Stadium


17:30 Bayern Munich's last Champions League triumph was in 2001 when they beat Valencia 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Watch the game highlights.

Bayern Munich 1-1 Valencia

16:50 Borussia Dortmund won the Champions League once in 1997, beating Italian giants Juventus 3-1. Watch the highlights of the game.

Dortmund 3-1 Juventus

Despite finishing a record 25 points ahead of Dortmund in the Bundesliga, Bayern is keen to cement its status as the country's undisputed No. 1 after suffering the ignominy of watching Dortmund claim back-to-back titles while earning plaudits for its attractive style of play.

15:50 Borussia Dortmund are appearing in their second Champions League final after winning on their only other appearance in 1997, when they defeated Juventus 3-1 in Munich

15:30 Real Madrid have appeared in a record 12 finals since 1956, followed by AC Milan on 11. Saturday will be Munich's fifth in the Champions League era, only one behind Milan, whose six appearances were between 1993 and 2007.

15:00 Bayern Munich are third in the all-time list of finalists having appeared in nine previous finals, winning four times, in 1974, 1975, 1976 and 2001, and losing five times, in 1982, 1987, 1999, 2010 and last season, when they lost to Chelsea on penalties in Munich.



Stay tuned for Ahram Online's live coverage of the UEFA Champions League final between German sides Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London.

Bayern, in the first all-German Champions League final, are desperate to erase memories of two lost finals in 2010 and 2012 and reclaim their top spot by beating the team that forced them to go two seasons without any domestic silverware.

Dortmund, on the other hand, are making their first appearance in the final since winning their solitary Champions League title in 1997.

Probable teams:

Borussia Dortmund: 1-Roman Weidenfeller; 26-Lukasz Piszczek, 4-Neven Subotic, 15-Mats Hummels, 29-Marcel Schmelzer; 8-Ilkay Gundogan, 5-Sebastian Kehl, 16-Jakub Blaszczykowski, 19-Kevin Grosskreutz, 11-Marco Reus; 9-Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich: 1-Manuel Neuer; 21-Philipp Lahm, 17-Jerome Boateng, 4-Dante, 27-David Alaba; 31-Bastian Schweinsteiger, 8-Javi Martinez; 10-Arjen Robben, 25-Thomas Mueller, 7-Franck Ribery; 9-Mario Mandzukic

There are some interesting facts about the first all-German Champions League final:

Records & Stats

Wembley is getting ready to host a record-extending seventh European Cup final. Take a look at the history of the old and new Wembley Stadiums.

Borussia Dortmund are seeking to win their second Champions League title, having won a solitary one in 1997. Take a look at their history.

Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich are eyeing their fifth triumph in Europe's elite club competition. Take a look at their history.

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