Best Pictures from the Champions League Final

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Best Pictures from the Champions League Final
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Bayern Munich achieved redemption inside Wembley Stadium Saturday, beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in an entertaining Champions League final.

An 89th-minute Arjen Robben goal was enough for Bayern, who avenged their recent final defeats at the hands of Inter Milan and Chelsea.

The two sides cancelled each other out tactically in a goalless first half, but Mario Mandzukic and Ilkay Gundogan traded strikes in the second to setup a thrilling climax.

With time ticking away, Robben, who had missed several good chances to score earlier in the game, controlled Franck Ribery's neat layoff and turned his shot past a helpless Roman Weidenfeller.

The win confirms Bayern as the premier club team in Europe at this moment and marks their fifth European Cup or Champions League title.

Here are the best pictures from a memorable night in London:

 

Fans of both clubs gather in a nearby pub:

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The pre-match spectacle is one to behold:

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The game begins:

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The two managers, Jupp Heynckes and Jurgen Klopp, do their best to keep their teams organised:

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Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel seems to be having some trouble with the rules of the game:

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Franck Ribery and Robert Lewandowski engage in a fierce battle for possession:

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The drama is almost too much for one fan:

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Man-in-the-middle Mario Gotze watches from the stands:

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Flares are lit in the Bayern fans' section:

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Dortmund's Marco Reus takes a tumble under pressure:

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Robert Lewandowski misses a golden chance:

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Mario Mandzukic opens the scoring for Bayern and wheels away in celebration:

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Ilkay Gundogan levels from the penalty spot soon after:

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Some Bayern players begin to get a sense of deja vu:

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Dortmund fans celebrate. A sea of yellow covers part of Wembley Stadium:

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Arjen Robben is denied a clear chance from close range:

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Sent through on goal in the final minute of normal time, Arjen Robben doesn't miss this time:

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The Dortmund players suffer the heartbreak of defeat:

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The Bayern bench erupts at the final whistle:

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Bayern Munich are the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League winners:

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Bastian Schweinsteiger celebrates with the trophy:

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So there you have it—the defining images from a terrific all-German Champions League final. It's 12 months until the next one. See you then.

 

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