Munich - The newspapers have been flying off the shelves in the wake of FC Bayern Munich's dramatic triumph over Borussia Dortmund in the first ever all-German UEFA Champions League final.

Never one to shy away from the superlatives, rounds up the worldwide adulation for club football's undisputed No1 and a final to savour...


Die Welt: The Champions League final between FC Bayern and BVB was a great advert for the entire country. Innovative, inspirational and creative: the two sides did a fine job at showing the whole world what German football is all about.

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Winners at last - For a long time referred to as the golden generation, now, after many defeats, Bayern have won an international title.

Frankfurter Allgemeine: Bastian Schweinsteiger: his greatest victory. In the final against Dortmund, Bastian Schweinsteiger plugged the holes, urged his team on and pushed himself to the limit. FC Bayern's most important player worked hard for his title dream, and erased the trauma of last year's final.


Sport: FC Bayern and Borussia Dortmund built a tower. It's not important who won. Football was the winner. Germany won.

Marca: Robben lifts the curse. The Dutchman decided the spectacular all-German final in the 89th minute to end Bayern's losing streak.

The Netherlands

De Telegraff: Robben's revenge - Arjen Robben wins Champions League for Bayern. It finally goes the way of Robben [...] Finally he crowns a career full of highs and lows.


The Times: Arjen Robben seizes chance to write a different ending.

The Guardian: This was simply a moment to relish a wonderful team, a decade in the making, and unarguably now Europe's best.

The Independent: Stirring Champions League final shows how far English game must advance. No domestic teams could have sustained the pace or matched the invention.

The Sun: Unbaylievable - Robben lays ghost of pen miss to rest.


L'Equipe: FC Bayern in seventh heaven. Ribery plays a part in both goals.

Le Parisien: The first half was the best goalless half in Champions League history.

France Football: Arjen Robben, with his goal and assist, was the standout performer.


Gazzetta dello Sport: FC Bayern are the absolute rulers of the Champions League. A masterpiece from coach Jupp Heynckes brings Bayern their fifth European title. Now begins the Guardiola era.

Corriere dello Sport: FC Bayern conquer Europe. Heynckes' troops deserve to win thrilling tie, with Robben the matchwinner.

Tuttosport: Robben puts pay to losers' tag and guides FC Bayern to Champions League title.