Arjen Robben found redemption at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Robben scored a go-ahead goal in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory over German rival Borussia Dortmund on Saturday night in the Champions League final. Bayern had lost two of the previous three finals in club soccer’s biggest tournament.
“I don’t know how many times I dreamed about it,” Robben said. “To do it in the end is an unbelievable feeling.”
A year earlier, Robben failed to convert a penalty kick in overtime as Bayern lost the final at home against Chelsea in a shootout.
This time, Robben ran onto Franck Ribery’s back-heeled flick in the area and calmly slotted the ball past goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller to give Bayern its first Champions League victory since 2001 and fifth overall.
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