Winning the UEFA Champions League is akin to conquering Mount Everest. Winning Europe’s top prize in club football 5 times is an extraordinary accomplishment that puts a club into legendary status. If they weren’t already, Bayern Munich have now cemented their status as a legendary club.
The Bavarians won their fifth European trophy with a thrilling 2-1 victory over German rivals Borussia Dortmund before a spellbound crowd at London’s Wembley Stadium. This is Bayern’s first Champions League title since 2001. They also won three straight titles in 1974, 1975 and 1976.
The match itself started somewhat slowly for Die Roten. Possession was in favour of Borussia Dortmund as they dictated the pace and flow in the first 20 minutes. Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer was brilliant between the sticks for Bayern, making critical saves on Jakub Blaszczykowski and Sven Bender.
Bayern’s first scoring opportunity happened in the 26th minute as Mario…
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