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Borussia Dortmund's pain in losing the Champions League final 2-1 to bitter rival Bayern Munich is acerbated by the knowledge it may never have a better chance to win the trophy again.
Arjen Robben's 89th-minute winner limited Dortmund's opportunities to respond, but there is a sense Dortmund's opportunities of playing another final are limited, too, as the team faces the prospect of losing its best players.
Mario Goetze has already decided to join Bayern, which is paying the rising star's 37 million euro buy-out clause, and Robert Lewandowski appears to be on the verge of joining him.
Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes says, ''We know Mario Goetze will be joining us and I don't think Lewandowski will be hanging about too much either.''
Lewandowski is remaining tight-lipped about his future plans.
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Arjen Robben was pleased to lay the ghosts of the last few seasons to rest after the 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley.
The German giants had tasted defeat in the final of this competition in two of the last three seasons, with last year's loss on penalties against Chelsea particularly heartbreaking as it came at the Allianz ArenA....
Arjen Robben is not the most likable man. He is selfish, he is petulant, and more than one critic has opined, he coasts through games. His late season form for Bayern Munich oddly coincided with the announcement that Mario Gotze was going to join the team. He seems to need motivation.
Robben's also been awful in big games. Memorably, he was the goat of the UEFA Champions League...
Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller was willing to risk pretty much anything to make sure his side won the UEFA Champions League final against FC Bayern Munich. Case in point is Weidenfeller taking a ball from Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben to the face like it was nothing. Well done.
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In an epic finish to an exciting Champions League final, Arjen Robben scored the go-ahead goal in the 89th minute to lift his Bayern Munich squad over Dortmund.
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That was one heck of a Champions League final . Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in a thriller at Wembley Stadium in London that was not short on highlights .
The best, though, may have belonged to Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller, who made a host of delightful saves, including one off his mug. First came this gem on a Mario Mandzukic header in the first half:
About 15,000 fans braved cool and rainy weather on Sunday to welcome Borussia Dortmund at its stadium following the team's return from the Champions League final in London.
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Germany coach Joachim Low has paid tribute to Bayern Munich after the Bavarians beat fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund to win the Champions League.
Arjen Robben's 89th-minute strike was sufficient to beat Jurgen Klopp's side 2-1 at Wembley as they finally tasted victory in their third final in four seasons.
It meant the Germans became five-time European champions...
Follow that, Pep.
Jupp Heynckes is leaving Bayern Munich having set the bar for Pep Guardiola as high as the Wembley Stadium arch.
In England's national stadium Saturday, on the penultimate step of Heynckes' farewell tour, the coach delivered Bayern's fifth European Cup with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund.
That comes after the Bundesliga trophy was already collected...
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels insists the club can maintain their place among Europe's elite even with the loss of some star players.
Mario Gotze is heading to Bayern Munich , Saturday's conquerors of Dortmund in the Champions League final at Wembley , while Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is also expected to leave.
Hummels said Dortmund would remain true to...
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