Champions League on Betfair: Bayern lift trophy after victory over Dortmund

27May 2013

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Bayern Munich are the European champions after beating Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final thanks to a late Arjen Robben Goal. Mike Norman has the details...


Bayern Munich have won the Champions League after beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 (Correct Score matched at 25.0) at Wembley in the first ever all-German fianl.


Dortmund were fastest out of the blocks and for 30 minutes were the dominant side, only Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer keeping the scoreline goalless, first when tipping over a fierce 25-yard shot from Robert Lewandowski, and just minutes later brilliantly saving at point-blank range a Jakub Blaszczykowski effort.


Just before the half hour mark Bayern finally threatened. Mario Mandzukic rose to meet a Frank Ribery cross but his header was superbly diverted onto the crossbar by Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller.


And just minutes later Weidenfeller was Dortmund's saviour once more, this time racing out of his goal to save a Arjen Robben goal-bound chip after the Dutchman found himself in the clear.


The 0-0 Half Time Score was matched at a high of just 3.7 In-Play.


The second half started rather sedately compared to the first period, but on the hour mark Jupp Heynckes' Munich took the lead.


Just moments after Mario Mandzukic missed a good opportunity from a corner he made amends by side-footing home from a few yards after some excelllent work on the left by Robben. The Croation striker was matched at 8.2 in the First Goalscorer market.


Munich's lead lasted no more than seven minutes however. Brazilian defender Dante went in high and late on Marco Reus, and the referee had no option but to point to the spot. Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan tucked away the penalty to bring Jurgen Klopp's men level.


Gundogan was matched at a 14.0 To Score anytime, while a Penalty Taken was backed at 4.4.


The final 25 minutes saw some frantic end-to-end action with both sides having chances to win the game, but with just minutes remaining Arjen Robben - who missed a penalty to win last season's Champions League - won the game for Bayern Munich.


Franck Ribery controlled a long ball on the edge of the Dortmund box, backheeled a perfectly weighted pass into the stride of Robben, and the Dutchman did the rest, clipping the ball home from just outside the six-yard box.


Munich were matched at a high of 8.0 In-Play to win the game in 90 minutes, while they were never matched at higher than 18.0 to win this season's Champions League.



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Keywords: Champions League, Betfair, Bayern, over, Dortmund

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