Found May 28, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Robben’s redemption arc has a glorious finish - originally posted on Soccerlens.comSaturday night saw Bayern Munich deservedly crowned champions of Europe, after beating Dortmund in an entertaining Champions League final at Wembley. The victory not only saw Bayern dismiss their tag as ‘chokers’, it also did the same for the Man of the Match on the night, Arjen Robben. Arjen Robben posing with the Champions League trophy The 29-year-old has been widely regarded as one of the most talented, dangerous players of his generation, but he has also had the reputation of something of an enigma. His work-rate for the team has often been questioned, while he has ‘bottled it’ in a number of huge games throughout his career; from the one-on-one with Iker Casillas in the 2010 World Cup final to the penalty miss in last year’s Champions League Final defeat to Chelsea. Many thought he didn’t have the mental toughness and ability to perform in the biggest games like a Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronald...

Robben happy to lay ghosts to rest

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....

Bayern Munich’s Champions League Victory Recreated With Lego Bricks (Video)

On Saturday, Germany’s Bayern Munich captured the Champions League in an epic final. Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute, securing the trophy and European club bragging rights for Bayern in one of the greatest soccer matches you’ll soon see. So why not watch it again — in Legos? In the wake of Bayern’s victory, The Guardian decided it’d have some fun with the win, and...

Fans welcome Dortmund back from London

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. Dortmund lost 2-1 on a late goal by Arjen Robben on Saturday at Wembley. ''It's like all the wounds have healed overnight,'' Dortmund's coach Juergen Klopp said after the team'...

Classic 2013 Champions League Final Was First Wave of German-Engineered Sporting Excellence

Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund was an “instant classic” long before Arjen Robben scored the winning goal in the 89th minute. The dramatic conclusion of the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League final was merely the exclamation point on a game that will go down in history as one of the best-ever finals of a major soccer tournament. It was no accident that the first all-German Champions...

Torres keen to work with Jose

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...

Hummels confident about future

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...

Roving packs of German soccer fans brawl on London streets (VIDEO)

A video of roving bands of German soccer fans brawling in the streets of London before Saturday's UEFA Champions league finals at Wembley Stadium was posted on YouTube.  The frightening footage shows hundreds of fans of Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich clashing. The misanthropes tossed chairs and bottles before squaring off in isolated fights where they kicked and punched...
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