Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final, ending four years of frustration for his team in Europe’s biggest tournament.
Robben ran on to Franck Ribery’s backheeled flick-on in the area and calmly slotted the ball past goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller who had been spectacular in the game, to give Bayern its first Champions League victory since 2001. The German team had lost two of the last three finals.
Mario Mandzukic put Bayern ahead in the 60th minute at Wembley Stadium before Ilkay Gundogan leveled from the penalty spot eight minutes later, after defender Dante fouled Marco Reus in the area.
It’s been frustrating for Robben whose missed chances over the years had cost Bayern major honours. It looked like it was going to happen again, as the goalkeeper denied him a couple of times in the game, but his glorious moment was the 89th minute when he scored the winning goal to end a fantastic treble-winning season for Bayern Munich, and give departing coach Jupp Heynckes who played his last match as coach of Bayern Munich a befitting parting gift.