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FC Bayern: Neuer - Lahm, Dante, Boateng, Alaba - Martinez, Schweinsteiger - Robben, Müller, Ribery - Mandzukic
Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Gündogan, Bender - Blaszczykowski, Reus, Großkreutz - Lewandowski
|Mandzukic (60')||Gündogan (68')|
FULL-TIME: That brings an end to our LIVE coverage of the first-ever all-German Champions League final. Based on what we saw lets hope there more than one in the future. Bayern and Dortmund put on a spell-binding encounter, which truly demonstarted the quality that the Bundesliga boasts. However, tonight was Bayern's night and the record titleholders were not to be denied the European crown for a third time in four years. Jupp Heynckes and Co. can rightly celebrate as their dreams of securing an historic treble live on. Thank you for joining us here on bundesliga.com, hopefully you enjoyed the encounter as much as we did!
FULL-TIME: Click here to read bundesliga.com's match report from tonight's thrilling Champions League final.
FULL-TIME:...as Lahm hoists the Champions LEague trophy above his head to a rapturous response from the Bayern faithful in Wembley. "Hey, hey super Bayern, super Bayern" rings around the stadium as the players each get a chance to lift the trophy.
FULL-TIME: 68-year-old Jupp Heynckes leads his side up to the podium where the celebrations will soon begin...
FULL-TIME: The Dortmund players are climbing the Wembley steps to collect their Champions League runners-up medals. there are some sad faces amongst the squad, but Dortmund have a lot of reasons to be proud of their performances in this season's competition.
FULL-TIME: bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “Bayern have fully deserved this win. At their third try in the last four years their will to win was clear to see, especially in the second half. Dortmund took their foot off the pedal in the final 15 minutes. Bayern celebrate, but BVB should also hold their heads very high. This was an incredibly brilliant final and a superb advert for German football.”
FULL-TIME: Tonight is the fifth time Bayern have won the European Cup. The relief on the faces of the players is clear to see as they clinch the title at their third attempt in the past four years.
FULL-TIME: The tears are flowing from both sets of players. Dortmund are distraught at coming so close, yet so far, while for the likes of Robben and Lahm the emotions of finally winning Europe's most prestigious club title have proven too much.
FULL-TIME:FC Bayern Munich are the 2013 UEFA Champions League winners!
90’ bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “The stadium is on its feet, at least the Bayern side of things are. Robben does what he couldn’t do in the 2010 and 2012 finals. It had felt like he had had 1,00 shots on goal before that one rolled in. Incredible.”
89’ GOAL! Redemption? Robben reestablishes Bayern's one-goal lead to make good for the missed penalty in last year's Champions League final against Chelsea. Ribery's cheeky backheel plays the Dutchman in on goal, who skips past Hummels before rolling the ball beyond Weidenfeller. Sensational stuff from the record titleholders.
89' Another fine move from Bayern sees the ball roll kindly to Schweinsteiger, whose first-time shot is well saved by Weidenfeller. The goalkeepers have been in top form tonight and deserve a lot of credit for keeping the scoring so low. If it weren't for them we may have seen upwards of five goals this evening. Instead it remains 1-1 with time ticking away.
85’ bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “Bayern have wasted a handful of good chances in the second half, also in terms of their approach play. However, they haven’t set themselves up in the cleverest way possible. Revenge is on the cards, but it’s not guaranteed to happen.”
82'Bayern are dominating possession in these closing stages and neither head coach has made a change yet. Could we be heading for extra-time and could the substitutes play a starring role in this enthralling Champions League final? Get in touch with bundesliga.com on Twitter and send us your thoughts!
79'Dortmund are very open at the back at present, but are still working extremely hard to keep Bayern at arm's length. Boateng seems to have picked up cramp in his calf.
76'Weidenfeller is having quite a game and throws himself to his left to prevent Alaba perfectly struck rising effort from finding the back of the net.
75’ bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “How do you silence 25-30,000 fans in an instant. Gündogan knows how! Seconds later there’s a golden opportunity for Müller to grab a goal. Everything’s possible here. It was also incredible how Klopp celebrated Subotic clearing the ball off the line. He punched the air several times.“
73'Gündogan's equaliser has done Dortmund a world of good. Their body language has changed, but they're almost made to pay for a moment of complacency. Müller breaks into the box to round Weidenfeller, but Subotic is on hand to clear the ball off the line with Robben bearing down on goal.
68’ GOAL!Gündogan steps up, sends Neuer the wrong way and we're back on level terms. That was Gündogan first-ever Champions League goal.
67’ PENALTY!Dante's clumsy challenge brings Reus to ground inside the area. The Brazilian is lucky to escape a second booking.
66’ bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “We can now eagerly anticipate what Jurgen Klopp is going to pull out of his magic bag of tactical tricks. One thing is clear though: Bayern will be given more space and have demonstrated on countless occasions this season that they’re capable of using that in ice-cold fashion.”
64' bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “The stand decked out in red and white explodes. Mandzukic is the man who’s sent them into a fervor. Perfectly set-up by the much-maligned Robben. “Hey, hey super Bayern, super Bayern” rings out around Wembley. On a normal night it would be physically impossible to sing this loud!”
60’ GOAL! Minutes after failing to readjust his body to truly test Weidenfeller in goal, Mandzukic opens the scoring in the Champions League final. Robben and Ribery combine to great effect to carve apart Dortmund's backline and with Weidenfeller stranded, the Croatian international taps home at the back post to put the Bavarians in front with the club's 300th Champions League goal.
58’ bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “While Jürgen Klopp is constantly prowling around in his coaching zone, his counterpart Jupp Heynckes seems to be stuck to his seat in the Bayern dugout. He looks to be pleased with what he’s seeing from his side at the moment.”
55'Robben is causing Schmelzer problems on Dortmund's left, but Bayern are still having to work hard to get closer to BVB's goal. Both teams are moving the ball at pace and playing with a direct style of play, which is making for entertaining viewing, but this game needs a goal to send it into overdrive.
51'Dortmund are still making life difficult for Bayern after the restart. Much like they did in the first 45 minutes, BVB are pressing high up the pitch looking to force the record titleholders into making a mistake, but it is leaving them vulnerable at times in defence.
48'Boateng suffered a slight knock to his thigh during the first half, but has received treatment during the break and is therefore content continuing in the match for the time being.
SECOND-HALF:Weidenfeller and Neuer, who for the first time in his Bayern career made five saves in the first half of a match, dominated the opening 45 minutes. Will the goalkeepers stay strong in the second half? Something’s got to give…
VIDEO Bayern will be hoping Manuel Neuer can channel some of Oliver Kahn's spirit in between the sticks in the second half against BVB. However, he may not want to go as far as the Titan did on a trip to Dortmund in 1999!
SERIES For a look at Bundesliga.com's Heroes of Wembley series, outling the career highlights of the 22 Bayern and Dortmund players as well as some interesting facts, how about you start with one of the goalkeepers. Take your pick of Roman Weidenfeller or Manuel Neuer and work your way through the teams. Which player will emerge as tonight’s ‘Hero of Wembley’?
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HALF-TIME - bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “What a game so far! Up until now this has been an enthralling final, worthy of its place in Wembley. The tension and pressure must be intolerably big, which is why we’re seeing the odd little mistake creep into both teams’ performances that would normally not be associated with Bayern and Dortmund. Goalscoring chances have been exchanged at regular intervals, there have been relatively few fouls and when there have been they’ve been fairly harmless. Let’s hope the half-time break doesn’t last too long!”
44'Hummels makes a real mess of clearing a long-ball forward and the ball falls kindly to Robben, who once again fails to get the better of Weidenfeller. The Dortmund goalkeeper to the eventual shot in the face, but didn't bat an eyelid. Now that's dedication!
42’ bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “The intensity with which the 22 players are playing their football is incredible to behold and can be felt in the stands. I don’t favour either side, but even I’m getting goose bumps and biting my nails. You get the feeling that at any second the deciding moment could come which opens the scoring.”
39' It looks like Boateng may have picked up a knock. The Bayern centre-back seems to be hobbling.
37'Dortmund's incredibly fast-paced start to the encounter has waned somewhat in the last quarter of an hour. BVB look to be losing their grip, but Lewandowski still manages to turn Boateng before hitting the ball straight at the onrushing Neuer.
34’ bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “Dortmund had two, three minutes of real pressure at the start of this match, however, Bayern are getting themselves back into proceedings. The gap between their backline and midfield is far too big, but Schweinsteiger and Martinez are starting to correct the problem. Meanwhile, BVB are dropping deeper with every passing minute."
30'Bayern are turning up the heat against Dortmund now! Weidenfeller makes another superb save, this time keeping himself big one-on-one with Arjen Robben to get the better of the Dutchman. The goalkeepers are having a big say in how this final's panning out.
27' It took 26 minutes, but Bayern seem to have woken up in this Champions League final as they twice go close to opening the scoring. Roman Weidenfeller does well to tip Mario Mandzukic's header over the bar, before watching on as Dante's header sailed onto the roof of the net from the corner.
25' An interesting fact for you readers. Of the 23 goals Dortmund have scored in this season's Champions League, none have come from outside the penalty area.
22' The opening 20 minutes of the first all-German UEFA Champions League final have belonged to Dortmund. 0-0 is a generous scoreline for Bayern, who are once again thankful that Neuer was on hand to deny Sven Bender's curling effort from inside the box.
20'Marco Reus marauds forward in meancing fashion and draws yet another save out of Neuer, who punches the effort behind for another Dortmund corner.
19'Lukasz Piszczek catches Ribery with a clearance in the stomach, but the Frenchman picks himself up to continue.
18'Bayern look to have been taken a back at how quickly Dortmund have gotten out of the blocks in Wembley. The Bundesliga record titleholders are yet to register a shot on goal and seem short of ideas in the final third against BVB's disciplined backline.
15'Neuer is soon called into action though as the Germany and Bayern No 1 is forced to deny Polish duo Lewandowski and Blaszczykowski from putting Dortmund in front.
12'Jakub Blaszczykowski's snapshot from a half-chance does little to trouble Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal. Dortmund might not be having much of possession, but they're looking a lot more dangerous on the ball right now.9’ bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: “It’s not just on the pitch that there’s a battle going on, it’s also taking place between the fans inside Wembley. With 25,000 <b<Dortmund fans and 25,000 FC Bayern supporters piling into the ‘heart of football’. It’s difficult to say right now who’s got their noses in front on the decibel scale. It’s certainly incredibly loud though!”
6' Time and space are luxuries not being afforded to either side during the openning exchanges. As expected Bayern are controlling possession, while Dortmund look to be playing with a more direct style of play looking to transition from back to front as quickyl as possible.
3'Robert Lewandowski controls well from a Marco Reus cross, but Jerome Boateng is on hand to close down the Polish striker as Dortmund win the first corner of the match that fails to produce a chance.
KICK-OFF: We're underway in Wembley in the Champions League's first-ever all-German final! What can Dortmund and Bayern produce? Will the Bavarians keep their treble hopes alive or will BVB spoil the party by clinching their first Champions League title since 1997? Only time will tell!
Kick-off - 3 mins: We're minutes away from a historic night for German football. Paul Breitner and Lars Ricken bring out the Champions League trophy before the players make their way to the pitch. This promises to be a superb encounter between Germany's best two teams as Dortmund and Bayern battle it out for Europe's most prestigious crown. Stay with bundesliga.com for LIVE coverage of all the goings on in Wembley!
Kick-off - 5 mins: bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: 400 drummers have taken to the field in two different medieval armies dressed up in the colours of FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund. It's all rather materialistic, but great fun to watch.
Kick-off - 6 mins:...meanwhile former VfB Stuttgart midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger believes "England are envious" of what German football has managed to achieve. Click here to read the full interview.
Kick-off - 7 mins: In an exclusive interview with bundesliga.com 1997 Champions League winner Steffen Freund explained how he believe an all-German final had peaked interest in England. "There was a lot of respect for the semi-final performances and people are generally taking a bit more of an interest in the Bundesliga as well."
Kick-off - 8 mins:Dortmund keeper and captain Roman Weidenfeller will be hoping to avoid making a clanger like this against Bayern tonight.
Kick-off - 10 mins:Bayern and Dortmund have both been criticised for squandering big chances at times in this season's Champions League. However, none of their misses were as bad as BVB striker Frank Mill's against Bayern back in 1986.
Kick-off - 14 mins Legendary Bayern figurehead Franz Beckenbauer has just been quoted on Sky Germany stating that his ideal scoreline tonight would be 8-7 to the record titleholders.
Kick-off - 15 mins: Speaking exclusively to bundesliga.com earlier this week, Bayern winger Franck Ribery left no doubt as to how he felt ahead of the showdown with Dortmund. "Put simply, we’re stronger," stated the 30-year-old. Ribery will no doubt play a starring role in defining the Bavarians fortunes tonight, but will he open the scoring? Cast your vote here!
Kick-off -19 mins: Bit of a worry for Bayern as Bastian Schweinsteiger takes one on the ankle in the warm-up. The ice pack's out, but he should be ok.
Kick-off -21 mins: Bayern and Dortmund played out one of the highest-scoring matches in Bundesliga history back in November 1971. We're hoping for goals tonight, but hopefully it won't be quite as one-sided...
Kick-off -30 mins: As expected, Kevin Großkreutz starts in place of the injured Mario Götze, with Marco Reus taking up a more central role in behind Robert Lewandowski. As for Bayern, Jerome Boateng partners Dante at the heart of the back four.
Kick-off -35 mins: Rapturous applause from the red and white half of Wembley greets the Bayern players as they take to the field for the customary pre-match warm-up, with Dortmund not far behind them.
Kick-off -45 mins: The atmosphere's warming up nicely at Wembley, the Dortmund fans having wasted little time in building a brand new 'Yellow Wall' behind the goal to our right.
Kick-off - 55 mins: Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic is the final player to fall under the spotlight in our 'Heroes of Wembley' special. Find out more about the Bavarians' Croatian sensation here.
Kick-off - 65 mins:Borussia Dortmund defied the odds to lift the trophy in 1997. A year later they were back in the semi-finals, where they fell to eventual winners Jupp Heynckes' Real Madrid. Omen?
Kick-off - 75 mins: bundesliga.com Reporter at Wembley: Both the Dortmund players and the FC Bayern team have taken to Wembley's hallowed turf to soak in some of the pre-game atmosphere. Both teams look relaxed, while both sets of fans are making themselves heard. The anticipation is palpable.
Kick-off - 85 mins: Looking at it from Dortmund's point of view, the Yellow Blacks have assumed the role of perennial underdogs, yet have caught many off guard with the verve and appealing nature of their football. Add to that a boisterous fan base as well as one of the most charismatic head coaches in world football and there's plenty about last season's double winners that could appeal to a neutral fan.
Kick-off - 90 mins: From a Bavarian perspective the record titleholders have fallen just short of clinching the Champions League in two of the last three seasons, including last year's agonising defeat to Chelsea on home soil. Furthermore Bayern's fans and players believe Jupp Heynckes, the oldest head coach to ever win the Bundesliga and who guided Real Madrid to Europe's most prestigious title, deserves a fitting send-off after this record breaking season.
Kick-off - 95 mins: While both sets of fans will classify this as a classic 'good vs. evil' encounter, there's a certain romantic element to the endeavours of Germany's top two footballing sides.
Kick-off - 100 mins: Several weeks have passed since Bayern thrashed FC Barcelona and Dortmund's fairy tale continued against Real Madrid. However, tonight represents a coming of age for German football with its top two teams set to go head-to-head in what promises to be a thrilling final.
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Kick-off - 110 mins: Click here to read our exclusive preview of tonight's encounter.
Kick-off - 115 mins: Stay with us for all the pre-match build up as well as team news, fascinating tidbits and in-game statistics.
Kick-off - 120 mins: Hello and welcome to bundesliga.com's LIVE coverage of the UEFA Champions League's first ever all-German final between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at the "heart of football", Wembley.