Robben Was The Real "Batman" In UEFA Final


  1. Amazing goal robben Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League 25/05/2013
  2. By Cheval John
    Reporter, Vallano Media

    This year's UEFA Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund was one of the best games that have ever taken place in the last ten years.

    Not only it had drama, but the intensity and the excitement of the fan support of both teams at Wembley Stadium in London was evident.

    The reason for that is because every year millions of people from around the world tune in to see the most dramatic play of football (soccer).  

    In addition, it was the first time in the history of the most prestigious club tournament that it was an all-German final.

    The story line was whether Bayern would finally win the big one after coming up short in the finals in 2010 and 2012.

    Of course, 2012 was the most devastating for Bayern because it took place in their home stadium, the Allianz Arena.

    Another story line was the Dutchman Arjen Robben, who received criticism from his teammates and the media for his shortcomings in big matches.

    All of those questions was answered when Bayern defeated Dortmund 2-1 to win behind the spectacular performance of Robben.

    Those who follow soccer should not have been surprised by his play as he always create opportunities at the right time.

    Robben played his heart out and created the first goal when he made a spectacular pass to Mario Mandzukic, who put in the tally for a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute.

    Dortmund received an opportinity to tie the game when they were awarded a penalty shot after Dante's fouled Marco Reus in the penalty.

    They capitalized on the opportunity and notched it at 1 in the 68th minute after a penalty shot by Ilykay Gundogan.

    From that moment, both teams battled tooth and nail to try to get the go-ahead goal.

    It was matter of which team wanted it more and who would step up in the spotlight and create lasting memories that would live on in the history of tournament.

    That person turned out to be Robben, who raced past Dortmund's defenders and kicked it off the side of his foot that had enough moment to go into the net past goalie Roman Weidenfeller for the game-winner in the 89th minute to send the Bayern faithful into hysteria. 

    For Bayern, winning the final erases the memories of disappointment.

    For Robben, he doesn't have to prove himself to the doubters again.

    For all of us who watched it here in the U.S., we got the opportunity to hear the passion of Gus Johnson, who called the final and increased the excitement for the casual fan.

    Some were probably annoyed with Johnson because of his enthusiasm. 

    No matter which side you were on, the important thing that matters was the game itself and one can arguably the best UEFA final in the history of the tournament.
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