For the first time since 2001, Bayern Munich has won the Union of European Football Associations Champions League Final on Saturday by defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at Wembley Stadium in London.
Bayern Munich midfielder Arjen Robben of the Netherlands scored the game winning goal in the 89th minute of play. Robben, who led the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup Final before losing to Spain, also registered an assist on Bayern Munich’s other goal from Mario Mandzukic of Croatia.
Ilkay Gundogan of Germany scored the lone goal for Borussia Dortmund. Gundogan tied the game at one after Bayern Munich defender Dante kicked Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund in the groin area while Reus had possession of the soccer ball in the penalty area.
The victory was very gratifying for Bayern Munich, who lost the 2010 championship to Inter Milan and last year’s championship game to Chelsea. The 2014 UEFA Champions League final will take place in Lisbon, Portugal.