London, England

Midfielder Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund, 2-1, in a thrilling all-German contest to win the UEFA Champions League title for the first time in 12 years.

Franck Ribery controlled the high ball into the box and flicked it into Robben's path. The midfielder then evaded two defenders before pushing a shot past Roman Weidenfeller, sparking a celebration among Bayern fans at Wembley.

"It was an even game. We had chances, they had chances. It's not quite sunk in yet but it will. There's a lot of emotion. I can't believe it," Robben said after the win.

Bayern, contesting its third final in four campaigns, has avoided becoming the third team to lose successive European Cup finals. Bayern made it to the finals in 2010 and 2012 but lost.

"I cannot compare this to anything else in the world. There's tears, joy, relief - everything," said Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer.

Bayern's victory made Jupp Heynckes the 19th coach to have won the European Cup twice, following his 1998 success with Real Madrid.

He also became the fourth to win with two different clubs after Ernst Happel (Feyenoord 1970, Hamburger SV 1983), Ottmar Hitzfeld (Dortmund 1997, Bayern 2001) and Jose Mourinho (FC Porto 2004, FC Internazionale Milano 2010).

"Congratulations to Bayern and Jupp - you can't begrudge him the win. We were right in it but at the end, everything came together for Bayern and they won the game," said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp.

"We're proud to have given Bayern a real game tonight. We played well but it wasn't meant to be," added Weidenfeller.

Mario Mandzukic gave Bayern a 1-0 lead with a goal in the 60th minute but Dortmund responded eight minutes later with a tally from Ilkay Gundogan to tie the game.


Bayern Munich overcame the heartbreak of losing two Champions League finals in three seasons by beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in a memorable all-German clash on Saturday (May 25) to become European champions for the fifth time. Goals from Croatian Mario Mandzukic after 60 minutes and Dutchman Arjen Robben, with a clever 89th-minute solo strike, settled a superb final after Dortmund had levelled with a 68th-minute penalty from Ilkay Guendogan