Bayern 2-1 Dortmund 2013 Champions League Final - Analysis and Results
Bayern Win 2-1 Over Dortmund
In the 2013 UEFA Champions League Final Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 through a late goal by Robben who somehow dashed through several Dortmund defenders before passing it past the goalkeeper into the net.
Before the game even began it was a success for both German teams simply because a club from Germany was guaranteed to win.
Bayern Munich entered the game as favorites after winning the German league and beating Barcelona decisively in the Semifinal. But they had been to the 2010 and 2012 Champions League final, loosing both times. Would they lose again?
Bayern Munich Wins 2013 Champions league
Champions League Final - Bayern 2-1 Dortmund Match Analysis
The game began fast and exciting, with Dortmund pushing heavily on Bayern and making them seem almost flustered with the high pressure.
Dortmund gained several chances on goal in the first 25 minutes or so, but could not get one to hi the back of the net. As the game continued towards half, Bayern put pressure back on Dortmund with several shots as well.
At halftime, the game was still 0-0, but only because of excellent goalkeeping that kept out shots from Robben and others.
The second half continued the excitment as the goals began to come.
Bayern scored first with a pass from Ribery to Robben, who rounded the Dortmund 'keeper and passed to Mandzukic who simply touched it into the back of the net.
It was a fine goal, that took great dribbling and passing, which was the only way to beat Dortmund's goalkeeper.
Just 8 minutes later though, Dortmund made the game even at 1-1 after Dante committed a foul in Bayern's box which lead to a Dortmund penalty kick.
Dortmund made no mistake, and the game looked to be in for an exciting finish.
And exciting it was, if you are a Bayern fan.
In the 89th minute Ribery got the ball into Dortmund's box, then somehow dumped it off to an onrushing Robben who magically dodged several Dortmund defenders before gently passing the ball past Dortmund's keeper and into the net.
The Bayern players, and fans, all went crazy as they knew that was likely the game winner with almost no time left in the game.
It was a fitting result, as Bayern had been to the final thrice in the last four years, with only the 2013 Champions league Trophy to show for it.
This game concludes the 2013 Champions League season, which will start fresh next season and bring another round of excitement, drama and entertainment.
Continue reading for pregame predictions and analysis, as well as links to Champions League quarterfinal and Semifinal information.
2013 CL Final
Who Will Be Champions of Europe?
In the biggest club competition in the world, Bayern Munich will take on fellow German club Borussia Dortmund in a one match final to determine the Champions of Europe, and perhaps the world.
In the 2012 Champions League final, Chelsea surprisingly held on in the final, eventually beating Bayern Munich in penalties to become the Champions of Europe.
But in the 2013 season, Chelsea was knocked out in the group stage, leaving the doors open for a new winner. Bayern Munich took advantage of this, and powered through the competition to reach the final yet again.
A somewhat unlikely contender will be facing them on May 25th in the form of German rivals Borussia Dortmund.
Dortmund escaped from the 'group of death' by beating out the likes of Ajax and Manchester City, and eventually taking down Real Madrid in the Semifinal.
This years Champions League Final is sure to be an impressive game that will showcase some of the best players from around the world,and have two big rivals face off against each other for the biggest honor in the club level.
Predictions for the 2013 Champions League Final
This season has been very unpredictable, with several top teams getting knocked out quickly.
Bayern Munich, while a favorite to win the competition from the beginning, still had to beat the likes of Barcelona to advance.
Borussia Dortmund was also a contender from the beginning, especially after winning the Bundesliga last year. Their young, fast-paced, but effective team surprised many in the semifinal when they beat one of the other favorites Real Madrid.
Predictions for the Final
When it comes to predicting the final, two factors are important to examine: How the team did in previous matches, and how they did in their home league.
Dortmund did fairly well against the rest of the competition. They beat Malaga, a previously undefeated team, in the quarterfinals 3-2 on aggregate.
Next, they beat Real Madrid, 4-1 in the first leg, and finishing 4-3 on aggregate.
In their home league, Dortmund were unseated as league winners by Bayern Munich.
Now, lets compare that to Bayern Munich.
Bayern won in the Quarterfinals 4-0 on aggregate against Juventus, who went on to claim the league title in Serie A.
In the Champions League semifinal, Bayern systematically dismantled one of the best teams in the world, Barcelona, and beat them 7-0 on aggregate over two games.
In the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich won the league with weeks still to go.
When looking at Dortmund, they have the potential to score, and score quickly, but comparing them to Bayern, one must give Bayern the advantage with a proven track record of winning all season long. Which is why I would predict Bayern Munich to win the Champions League 3-1 over Borussia Dortmund.
Prediction: Bayern will win 3-1 over Dortmund
This years Champions League Final shapes up to be a tense match where goal scoring opportunities will need to be taken advantage of. There will be no easy win for Bayern, they will have to earn it against Dortmund who would like nothing greater then to beat Bayern in the final for their own satisfaction after losing the Budesliga to them.
Plus, you have leaked stories of transfers between these two clubs that just adds to the drama...
Champions League Final
Champions League Final Date and Time
The 2013 UEFA champions league Final will take place on Saturday, May 25th at Wembly Stadium in London.
The game will be live in USA on FOX TV channel with coverage starting on Fox Soccer channel at 1 PM EST.
More Information on 2013 Champions League
- 2013 UEFA Champions League Semifinal - Results and ...
Matchups, Predictions, Results and Analysis of the Champions League Semifinal between Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Dortmund.
- UEFA Champions League 2012/13 Quaterfinals - Results...
The UEFA Champions League quarterfinals for the 2012-2013 season have been announced. Find out which teams are in easy match ups, and which ones will struggle to advance to the Champions League Final.