Munich - Arsenal FC, Juventus and FC Barcelona: just a handful of the seven sides to crumble under the might of 2013 UEFA Champions League winners FC Bayern Munich this season.

With a fifth European title in the bag, bundesliga.com rounds up the Bavarians' headline-grabbing climb to the top of club football's lofty peak...

19 September 2012 (Group F)

Goals in either half from midfield duo Toni Kroos and Bastian Schweinsteiger saw last season's beaten finalists ease back into the European swing of things with minimum fuss.

2 October 2012 (Group F)

Franck Ribery's late strike proved nothing more than a consolation as Bayern fell to a demoralising defeat - their first of the 2012/13 campaign - in the Belarusian capital.

23 October 2012 (Group F)

A first-half penalty from Thomas Müller was enough to take the spoils at rock-bottom Lille and move Bayern joint-top of the group pile alongside Valencia.

7 November 2012 (Group F)

The Bundesliga's record foreign goalscorer, Claudio Pizarro, took centre stage with a first-half hat-trick in Bayern's 6-1 demolition of Lille at the Allianz Arena.

20 November 2012 (Group F)

The Bundesliga pacesetters booked their place in the last 16 of the competition courtesy of Müller's 82nd-minute equaliser at home to ten-man Valencia on Matchday 5.

5 December 2012 (Group F)

Xherdan Shaqiri stole the show as Bayern avenged their BATE bruising back in October to clinch top spot in Group F ahead of Valencia.

19 February 2013 (Last 16, first leg)

An imperious display coupled with away goals from Kroos, Schweinsteiger and Mario Mandzukic put Bayern firmly in the driving seat of their last-16 tie with Arsenal.

13 March 2013 (Last 16, second leg)

Bayern suffered an almighty scare in the return leg though. Arsenal won 2-0 on the night to draw 3-3 on aggregate, but lost on away goals.

2 April 2013 (Quarter-final, first leg)

Bayern outclassed the Old Lady, with Austrian prodigy David Alaba helping himself to the fifth fastest goal in Champions League history.

10 April 2013 (Quarter-final, second leg)

Bayern joined Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona and Real Madrid in the final four following yet another commanding performance in Turin.

23 April 2013 (Semi-final first leg)

The 22-time Bundesliga champions made frontpage news following a rampant first-leg win over Barcelona; the Catalans' heaviest European defeat since 1997.

1 May 2013 (Semi-final second leg)

Müller and Co. stormed the gates of the Camp Nou a week later to set up the first ever all-German final in the history of the competition.

25 May 2013 (Final)

Bayern and Dortmund served up one of the finest finals in living memory, but it was Jupp Heynckes' men who prevailed thanks to Arjen 'Rocking' Robben's dramatic winner.


Compiled by Christopher Mayer-Lodge