Saturday, May 25th, 2013
Bayern Munich 2 – Borussia Dortmund 1 (Champions League Final, May 25, 2013) (Longer highlights, Extended highlights) In the 14th minute Manuel Neuer saved Jakub Blaszczykowskii’s shot with his left leg. At the other end, Roman Weidenfeller saved Mario Mandžukić’s close range header in the 25th. Bayern should have opened in the 29th, but Roman Weidenfeller denied Arjen Robben from point blank range. In the 35th Manuel Neuer saved from Robert Lewandowski for a second time in the final. At the end of the half Roman Weidenfeller denied Arjen Robben from point blank range, with his face.
Bayern took the lead early in the second half when Ribery crossed into the middle where Mario Mandzukic finished. Borussia won a penalty in the 66th minute when Dante took down Dante in the box, and Ilkay Gündogan made no mistake from the spot. Neven Subotic’s unbelievable goalline clearance kept Borussia level pegging in the 70th. Four minutes from time Arjen Robben rolled the ball into the net tpo put Bayern 2-1 up.
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Wolfsburg Women 1 – Lyon Women 0 (UEFA Champions League Final, May 23, 2013) Martina Muller scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as Wolfsburg shocked the French champions to be crowned Champions of Europe.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Barcelona 0 – Bayern Munich 3 (Agg. 0-7) (Champions League semifinal 2nd leg, May 1, 2013) (Alternative highlights, More highlights, Longer highlights & Extended highlights) Arjen Robben had an early chance snuffed out as Bayern looked to go on the offensive. Xavi missed an excellent chance in the first half when he volleyed a shot over the bar. The match was over as a contest at the start of the second half as Arjen Robben curled home a beauty for Bayern. Bayern’s sublime victory was sealed when Gerard Pique sliced the ball in his own net in the 73rd. Bayern went 3-up in the 75th minute when Ribery’s excellent work ended with Thomas Muller heading home at the back post.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
Wolfsburg Women 1 – Lyon Women 0 (Women’s UEFA Champions League Final, May 24, 2013) Martina Muller stepped up to win it for Wolfsburg from the spot.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Real Madrid 2 – Borussia Dortmund 0 (Agg. 3-4) (Alternative highlights & longer highlights.) (Champions League semi-final second leg, April 30, 2013) Real Madrid dominated the early exchanges – Mesut Ozil missing a sitter. Dortmund could have wrapped it up at the start of the second hald but Robert Lewandowski hit the bar when played in by Reus. Ilkay Gundogan should have got the Dortmund opener but Diego Lopez pulled off an incredible save. Karim Benzema did break the deadlock on 83. A Sergio Ramos goal on 88 really made things interesting.
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Borussia Dortmund 4 – Real Madrid 1 (Champions League semi-final first leg, April 24, 2013) (Alternative highlights & HQ highlights.) Dortmund attacked from the off and after Diego Lopez made a wonder save, Robert Lewandowski bagged the opener in the 8th minute from a Mario Gotze assist. With 5 minutes left of the first half Cristiano Ronaldo equalised after a Hummels mistake just seconds after Dortmund had a penalty shout. Four minutes into the second half, Robert Lewandowski made it 2-1. And swiftly after, Robert Lewandowski made it 3-1 and completed his hat-trick with some brilliant skill and a fine finish. On 66, Robert Lewandowski slammed home number 4 from the penalty spot.
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Bayern Munich 4 – Barcelona 0 (Champions League, April 23, 2013) (Extended highlights) Arjen Robben has a shot on target after 90 seconds which was saved. Bayern had a penalty shout not given on the quarter hour when Gerard Pique handled in the box. Bayern broke the deadlock in the 24th minute when Thomas Muller headed home a Dante header across goal. Barca fell 2-behind at the start of the second half when Mario Gomez swept home a corner. Bayern moved 3-up in the 71st minute when Arjen Robben stroked in a lovely goal although Barca were left complaining that Muller fouled Alba in the build up. Thomas Muller scored a fourth from Gustavo’s pass as Barca’s Champions League dream went up in smoke.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Barcelona 1* – PSG 1 (Agg. 3-3) (Champions League quarter-final second leg, April 10, 2013) (Alternative highlights, More highlights & extended highlights.) Thiago Silva posted his entry for the worst free-kick of the season in the opening exchanges at the Nou Camp. Victor Valdes made a super stop to deny Ezequiel Lavezzi midway through the first half. PSG took a shock lead early in the second half when Javier Pastore raced clear and the Argentinean finished past Valdes. Pedro Rodriguez equalised for Barca after a neat attack involving Messi and Villa.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
Juventus 0 – Bayern Munich 2 (Agg. 0-4) (Champions League quarter-final second leg, April 10, 2013) (Alternative highlights, More highlights) Manuel Neuer tipped Andrea Pirlo’s free-kick over the bar as Juve tried to get on the scoresheet. Gigi Buffon produced smart save to deny David Alaba just before the hour. Arjen Robben hit the Juve post in the 58th minute. Bayern’s pressur ein the second half paid off when Mario Mandzukic volleyed the Germans 3-up on aggregate. A late goal from Claudio Pizarro sealed Bayern’s safe passage into the final four.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Galatasaray 3 – Real Madrid 2 (Alternative highlights.) (Agg. 3-5) (Champions League quarter-final second leg, April 9, 2013) Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock on 7 minutes from a Khedira cross. Gala now need 5 to progress. Game over. On the hour, Emmanuel Eboue pulled a goal back with a cracking strike. Two goals in a minute on 71 and 72 turned the tie on its head. Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba made the final few minutes interesting. Late on, Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the aggregate win for Real Madrid.