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Friday 6 May 2016

Bayern Munich an example of football's classic values to serve any age well

By James Lawton

Published 27/05/2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen (L) celebrates with team-mate Philipp Lahm after scoring a goal 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen (L) celebrates with team-mate Philipp Lahm after scoring a goal 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Captain Philipp Lahm of Bayern Muenchen lifts the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben scores the winning goal during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich players celebrate as they lift the UEFA Champions League trophy during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Philip Lahm lifts the UEFA Champions League trophy during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Captain Philipp Lahm of Bayern Muenchen lifts the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Captain Philipp Lahm of Bayern Muenchen lifts the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Muenchen lifts the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League final match against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich players celebrate on the pitch after the final whistle as Borussia Dortmund players look dejected during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich players celebrate on the pitch after the final whistle as Borussia Dortmund players look dejected during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Bayern Munich fans in the Bavarian Beerhouse bar celebrates their team winning in their Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on May 25, 2013 in London, England. Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to win The Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Head Coach Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund (R) consoles his players after losing the UEFA Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Head Coach Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after winning the UEFA Champions League Final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen players celebrate after winning the UEFA Champions League Final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen (C-R) celebrates with team-mate Thomas Mueller after scoring a goal 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen scores a goal past Marcel Schmelzer of Borussia Dortmund (R) and Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund (L) 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen celebrates with team-mate Thomas Mueller after scoring a goal 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Kevin Groskreutz of Borussia Dortmund is shown a yellow card by Referee Nicola Rizzoli 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich's Dante (right) after a foul on Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, resulting in a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund's IIkay Gundogan scores his teams first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund's IIkay Gundogan celebrates scoring his teams first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Bonfim Dante (left) fouls Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus (right) resulting in a penalty for Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Bonfim Dante (left) fouls Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus (right) resulting in a penalty for Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London.
Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic (left) reacts as he scores his teams first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic (right) scores his teams first goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund scores a goal from the penalty spot past Manuel Neuer of Bayern Muenchen 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund scores a goal from the penalty spot past Manuel Neuer of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund (L) celebrates with team-mate Marcel Schmelzer after scoring a goal from the penalty spot 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Bayern Munich fans in the Bavarian Beerhouse bar celebrate as their team scores in their Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on May 25, 2013 in London, England. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are playing the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Borussia Dortmund fans in the Bavarian Beerhouse bar celebrate as their team scores from a penalty in their Champions League final against Bayern Munich on May 25, 2013 in London, England. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are playing the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund (L) celebrates with team-mate Jakub Blaszczykowski after scoring a goal from the penalty spot 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen scores a goal past Marcel Schmelzer of Borussia Dortmund (R) and Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund (L) 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen scores a goal past Marcel Schmelzer of Borussia Dortmund (R) and Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund (L) 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen (C-R) celebrates with team-mate Thomas Mueller after scoring a goal 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring a goal 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund scores a goal from the penalty spot 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring a goal 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen scores a goal past Marcel Schmelzer of Borussia Dortmund (L) and Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen celebrates with team-mate Franck Ribery after scoring a goal 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen scores a goal 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen scores a goal 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen scores a goal 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring a goal 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen scores a goal 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
Flares are set off in the stands during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski lays on the floor as Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery (right) appeals to referee Nicola Rizzoli during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben (centre) has a shot on target during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (left) and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund attempts a shot past Manuel Neuer of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Bayern Munich fans (L and 2L) watch a tv screen in the Bavarian Beerhouse bar with a Borussia Dortmund fan (R) on May 25, 2013 in London, England. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are playing the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: A Bayern Munich fan watches a tv screen showing the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund in the Bavarian Beerhouse bar on May 25, 2013 in London, England. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are playing the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Javi Martinez of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (2nd L) and team-mate Jerome Boateng 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Javi Martinez of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund and team-mate Jerome Boateng 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans set off flares 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen attempts a shot past Roman Weidenfeller of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen attempts a shot past Roman Weidenfeller of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen reacts 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Thomas Mueller of Bayern Muenchen reacts 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans set off flares 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen (R) in action with Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen (R) in action with Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Javi Martinez of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Bastian Schweinsteiger of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans set off flares 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Dante of Bayern Muenchen is shown a yellow card 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marcel Schmelzer of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Thomas Mueller of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans set off flares 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Neven Subotic of Borussia Dortmund 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Borussia Dortmund fans watch a tv screen showing the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in the Bavarian Beerhouse bar on May 25, 2013 in London, England. Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are playing the Champions League final at Wembley Stadium. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: The Borussia Dortmund team line up ahead of 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Head Coach Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Head Coach Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Muenchen (R) and Head Coach Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund gesture 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Head Coach Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Muenchen (L) and Head Coach Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund gesture 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Jakub Blaszczykowski of Borussia Dortmund reacts 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Head Coach Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: (L-R) Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund, team-mate Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: (L-R) Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund, team-mate Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Philipp Lahm of Bayern Muenchen 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with David Alaba of Bayern Muenchen 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (R) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Philipp Lahm of Bayern Muenchen 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen (R) in action with Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Javi Martinez of Bayern Muenchen 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Head Coach Jupp Heynckes of Bayern Muenchen (L) and Head Coach Jurgen Klopp of Borussia Dortmund gesture 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen (L) speaks with Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Thomas Mueller 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen (L) reacts after Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund goes down 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with David Alaba of Bayern Muenchen 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen reacts 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (R) in action with Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen 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)
Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek (left) and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger (right) is tackled by Borussia Dortmund's Kevin Grosskreutz (centre) during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben (right) has a shot deflected by Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski (left) and Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund's Jakub Blaszczykowski (16) has his shot saved by Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp gives instructions to his team from the touchline during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich team group prior to kick-off during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Referee Nicola Rizzoli avoids the ball as Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (L) and Thomas Mueller of Bayern Muenchen look on 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marcel Schmelzer of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marcel Schmelzer of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Arjen Robben of Bayern Muenchen 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund's Neven Subotic (right) and Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller (left) battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Players from both teams shake hands before kick-off during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (left) watches from the stands alongside President of the German Footall Association Wolfgang Niersbach (right) during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich players line up prior to kick-off in the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013
Borussia Dortmund fans show their passion in the stands during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Borussia Dortmund fans in the stands during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
A Bayern Munich fan in the stands holds a banner thanking London for hosting the Olympics and Champions League Final during the UEFA Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
Bayern Munich fan Ariane Henniger (right) and Borussia Dortmund fan Nadine Schreiver pictured at Yager bar in central London before the Champions League Final at Wembley, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 25, 2013.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Thomas Mueller of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Neven Subotic of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen (C) in action with Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund (R) 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: (L-R) UEFA President Michel Platini and German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Jerome Boateng of Bayern Muenchen 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Dante of Bayern Muenchen 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Franck Ribery of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (C) in action with Dante of Bayern Muenchen (R) 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund (L) in action with Javi Martinez of Bayern Muenchen 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: A general view of the opening ceremony ahead of 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: The FC Bayern Muenchen team line up ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: A general view of the opening ceremony ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Thomas Mueller of Bayern Muenchen (L) in action with Neven Subotic of Borussia Dortmund 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: A general view of the opening ceremony ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: (L-R) UEFA President Michel Platini, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the German Footall Association Wolfgang Niersbach look on prior to 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: (L-R) UEFA President Michel Platini, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the German Footall Association Wolfgang Niersbach look on prior to 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Uli Hoeness President of Bayern Muenchen (L) and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge ahead of 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Paul Breitner ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: A general view 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Uli Hoeness President of Bayern Muenchen looks on ahead of 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Uli Hoeness President of Bayern Muenchen ahead of 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: (L-R) UEFA President Michel Platini, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President of the German Footall Association Wolfgang Niersbach look on prior to 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Borussia Dortmund fans ahead of 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: An FC Bayern Muenchen fan ahead of 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Borussia Dortmund fans ahead of 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: An FC Bayern Muenchen fan ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: An FC Bayern Muenchen fan ahead of 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 Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: An FC Bayern Muenchen fan ahead of 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Borussia Dortmund fans ahead of 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)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Livesey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: FC Bayern Muenchen fans ahead of 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Borussia Dortmund fans ahead of 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Borussia Dortmund fans ahead of 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 Martin Rose/Getty Images)

What a game it was, what winners, what losers and what a football culture they represented. This was billed as not so much the championship of Europe as a contest for the bragging rights of a new era.

It did not disappoint. Better still, it said that club football was in the most capable of hands, that if the centre of power had moved quite dramatically from the old point of light, Barcelona, it could hardly be said to have gone on a random journey.

Even those of us who craved victory for the glowing young Borussia Dortmund and their messianic manager Jürgen Klopp had little to mourn when Arjen Robben, the half-mad, half-brilliant Dutch virtuoso, delivered Bayern Munich their fifth European Cup.

This was not only because a just result was rendered at a Wembley Stadium which has now, alongside the statue of Bobby Moore and all the sleek reconstruction, an example of superior competitive standards guaranteed to serve well any age of the world's most popular and innovative game.

There may be tactical twists down the years and some of them might well come from the man in the shadows of Saturday night, the most lauded football coach in the world, Pep Guardiola, who will shortly take over from one of the most defiant veterans football has ever seen, Bayern's triumphant retiree Jupp Heynckes, but about one thing we can be absolutely sure.

It is that no one will represent better the classic values of football more unflinchingly, more consistently than Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on the night of 25 May 2013.

Dortmund partisans, surely swollen now by an army of volunteer neutrals, may want briefly to dissect the decisions of Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli which certainly helped Bayern ultimately inflict the power that so relentlessly underpinned extraordinary levels of intense ambition.

Undoubtedly, they can claim that Rizzoli might well have handed Franck Ribéry a red card for the blatant elbow thrown at Robert Lewandowski and that his team-mate Dante was also extremely fortunate to escape a second yellow card when conceding the penalty with a crude assault on Marco Reus.

Would a 10- or nine-man Bayern have been able to exert so powerfully its right to a reclaimed place in football history? Would Thomas Müller have had the scope and the encouragement to grow so hugely in the final phase of a game that was never less than compelling?

Ribéry certainly wouldn't have been around to back-heel the ball into the path of a Robben so hell-bent on finally nailing a bizarrely delayed Champions League final kill at the third attempt.

As we will never know the consequences of a stronger intervention by Rizzoli we should probably rejoice in the certainties – and lessons – offered up on a spring night in north London. We should always remember the thrill of Dortmund's first assault, when for the best part of half an hour they gave us football that, had it been crowned by a goal the superb Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer worked so hard to prevent, would have been enough to sate any appetite. Then, Klopp's team were everything we hoped they would be.

Lewandowski brimmed with menace and behind him Reus, Sven Bender and Ilkay Gundogan seemed as if they had an unlimited supply of both speed and invention. Bayern, mighty Bayern, were obliged to drop deep and play long balls. Müller was as near to inconsequential as he will ever be. So was the other giant-elect, Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Yet if Dortmund brushed brilliantly against fate it was, in the end, the extent of their achievement. Bayern did more, however you assessed the degree of their good fortune.

They claimed with inexorable self-belief the prize which had been denied them so freakishly in front of their own people by Chelsea a year earlier and in 2010 by the tank traps laid so fastidiously by Internazionale under the watch of Jose Mourinho. Now, they proclaimed quite unanswerably, it was time to cement the achievements of an extraordinary season. They would not be denied the most important booty.

How, when you thought about it, could they really have been denied? Only, maybe, by some deeper resources in a Dortmund squad which, as the match wore on, plainly became wearied by the weight of their opposition. For an insight into the poignancy of their situation it was enough to glance at the haunted expression of young Mario Götze, arguably their most creative force in the march to Wembley. There was much speculation that Bayern's new possession was prevented from making one last show for his old club not just because of injury but the ambivalence which would have descended on him the moment he walked on to the field.

Maybe, but maybe not because when the camera caught the 20-year-old's expression after the tigerish Mario Mandzukic had given Bayern the lead, you didn't see a picture of confused loyalty but the kind of regret that goes into your bones and stays there for a lifetime.

Lewandowski is also expected to join Götze in the care of Guardiola and we can only speculate on how much the great coach will draw from such exceptional talent.

It is reasonable to believe that it will be more than enough to underline Bayern's new status as the flagship of football, the club who have sailed so serenely into a place of unique power in their own land and the football universe. Odd, now, that some were surprised when Guardiola turned down the kind of personal fortune that might have been available at clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

At the time, you were bound to wonder why on earth he would be seduced by the blandishments of Roman Abramovich, and this was before Bayern destroyed his old team Barcelona and the popular myth that they were the greatest force club football had ever seen.

Even though they smashed Barça by a margin of 7-0 before arriving at Wembley, no one should make such claims on behalf of Guardiola's new team. However, they might well say that football has a new set of values and certainties. Bayern came to Wembley to make the point and, for the moment at least, it is no longer an argument.

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