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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)
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)
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.
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 (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 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)

The love-in with German football has infiltrated ITV, big-time. Adrian Chiles talked of his feeling of "strong man-love" towards Jürgen Klopp, the Borussia Dortmund manager. Two-thirds of his familiar trio of pundits, Lee Dixon, Gareth Southgate and Roy Keane concurred – German football is the best thing since sliced bratwurst. You can guess which was the contrarian.

They had good reason to gush about German football, if only for the reason that ITV 4 has shown Bundesliga highlights since last August. But in their 45-minute build-up to the Champions League final, they had ample time to discuss the Teutonic rise, including Bayern's resurgence, Dortmund's eye-catching football and why Germany is the new Catalonia. And they did it well, with some insightful interviews.

Klopp was entertaining, but the best of the pre-match chats was with Paul Breitner, the former Bayern player, who was brilliantly scathing about English football and the Premier League in particular. "Five years ago the Premier League was amazing," he said. "Now it is boring. It is football from yesterday."

Cue fighting talk from the pundits. Or not. Southgate, until last year head of elite development at the FA, more or less shrugged his shoulders and said Breitner was right. German academies and the relationships between club and country are so much better than those in England, he said.

Chiles put his oar in: do the Germans, and Bayern in particular, have the alchemist's mandrake root, the secret ingredient to conquer the world? Keane scoffed: "A few years ago we were saying Barcelona had all the answers. I certainly don't think Bayern have the answers." Harrumph.

Insightful punditry was all well and good but don't worry, there were a few Second World War digs chucked in here and there. Chiles trod on thin ice with his opening gambit, talking about "a local dispute on a global scale" and Southgate prompted an uncomfortable silence when he spoke of a "night of long knives" in reference to Jupp Heynckes' impending departure from Bayern. And you should have seen Dixon's face when Keane described Arjen Robben's winner for Bayern as a "beer-hall putsch of a goal".

OK, so he didn't really say that, but as the camera panned over the Wembley crowd before kick-off, Clive Tyldesley, the commentator, rattled off all the superstars from the home nations who had graced the turf – Moore and Best, among others – as if making a desperate attempt to hammer home that Wembley was still ours, despite the invasion of Germans. Just before the second-half kick-off he mentioned that if it went to penalties "we may still be here next week" and if someone did lose in this way then "at least we could see a German lose at Wembley". But by the end even Keane got under the spell. "It was amazing," he said after the final whistle.

If the magnitude of a sporting event can be gauged by the time dedicated to the build-up, the women's FA Cup final is 77 per cent as big as the Champions League final, judging by the BBC's 35-minute pre-match preamble to Arsenal v Bristol Academy at Doncaster. The punditry was in-depth and one exchange in particular deserves a mention.

Casey Stoney, pitchside with Sue Smith and Faye White, was explaining to the host, Jacqui Oatley, about a yellow card she got last week for tackling Arsenal's Steph Haughton. Her excuse? "I wasn't born with as many fast-twitch muscle fibres as she was." Brilliant. Enough about modelling German football: if we don't hear Stoney's excuse used more next season, there's something wrong with the game.

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