Created on 26-05-2013 at 00:00 AM
Bayern made up for three years of hurt on Saturday night, atoning for two lost Champions League finals in the last three years with a 2-1 victory over Dortmund at Wembley to reclaim European football’s biggest prize for the first time since 2001. Arjen Robben scored the winner a minute from time, “and it means a huge amount to me. It basically hasn't sunk in yet. So many emotions, it's unbelievable," the Dutch ace said.
Reaction to the Champions League final
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “It’s always terrific to see the lads with the trophy in the dressing room. They've not yet realised just how magnificent their achievement is today. There was enormous pressure on the whole club after the shock we suffered last year. We wanted to win this trophy, in fact we had to at all costs. It was a magnificent match. Compliments to Borussia Dortmund who were magnificent opponents. Apart from Bayern Munich, the big winner today is the German Bundesliga.”
Matthias Sammer: “In one sense, it was an odd match. But if you have players with so much individual class, you can take a certain approach to a final. I'm particularly overjoyed for Philipp Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger, because all the sniping can stop now.”
Jupp Heynckes: “We didn't settle to our game in the first half. The burden of the favourites tag was clearly visible in the first 20 minutes. We were much, much better after half time. I'm unbelievably delighted for the players from the Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Robben and Ribéry generation. The older players know it eventually becomes a close-run thing with the major trophies, because you don't make the Champions League final every season. And I'm personally delighted too. You know when you've put in an extraordinary amount of effort. We'll hold a huge celebration with the team. They can really go for it on this occasion.”