Champions League final
FC Bayern Munich lifted their fifth European crown and first UEFA Champions League trophy since
The opening ceremony had a distinct 'knight in shining armour' flavour to it, whetting the crowd's appeitite for the impending showdown
And this is the reward for the victors, the Champions League trophy, decorated in the colours of both clubs prior to the drawing of swords
Dortmund and Marco Reus (c.) in particular started strongly and created a number of promising chances early on
Ilkay Gündogan (l.) was also outstanding for the Yellow-Blacks, here he gets the better of Bayern's Franck Ribery
Both Jupp Heynckes (l.) and Jürgen Klopp were aninimated figures, tweaking their players' instructions constantly
Neither side held anything back, which led to some fascinating duels, especially between livewire Reus (c.), playing in
Despite both teams' best efforts, neither managed to break the deadlock before half-time...
However, that changed after the break as Mario Mandzukic (c.) converted Arjen Robben's
The Croatian hitman (c.) wheels away in celebration, soon to be joined by a jubilant Thomas Müller (l.)
The Bavarians' lead didn't last long though, as Gündogan held his nerve from the penalty spot after Dante had felled Reus in the box
The Dortmund squad revelled in the adulation of the sea of yellow and black support behind Manuel Neuer's goal
Yet there was a dramatic late twist as Robben, who had been foiled by Weidenfeller several times over the course of the match,
So how does it feel to score a last-minute winner in the Champions League final?
There was no holding back from the Dutchman's team-mates...
...nor on the touchline as Heynckes, in his penultimate game in the Bayern dugout, can't contain his delight
After the winner's medals had been handed out and the trophy officially presented, it was photo time