GIF: David Alaba's Acrobatic Block Saved Bayern Munich

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterNovember 30, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25:  David Alaba of Bayern Muenchen in action during the UEFA Champions League final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Muenchen at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
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Bayern Munich's 2-0 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday might have looked straightforward on paper, but the Bundesliga leaders were reliant on a moment of defensive brilliance from David Alaba to keep a clean sheet.

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With Manuel Neuer out of his area and beaten, Alaba ran back and made an acrobatic lunge to deny Braunschweig a consolation goal.

It wasn't the only remarkable moment from the match: Arjen Robben's failed sliding celebration drew its fair share of attention too.

Hat tip to 101 Great Goals for the GIF.