Dzeko, Podolski & more: Twitter reacts as Bayern beat Dortmund
Edin Dzeko and Lukas Podolski both tweet their thoughts after Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund to win Champions League
Arjen Robben popped up to score an 89th-minute winner as Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 winners to win the Champions League at Wembley.
After a first-half largely dominated by Jürgen Klopp’s men, Bayern took the lead midway through the second period courtesy of Mario Mandžukić’s close-range finish.
Dortmund levelled through Ilkay Gundogan’s confidently-taken penalty but Franck Ribery and Robben combined to unlock the opposition defence at the death and secure a fifth European cup for Bayern.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, both past and present and in chronological, after a breathtaking Champions League final in London.
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski (@Podolski10) will be watching the all-Germany final: “#ChampionsLeagueFinal who win?”
Even American tennis ace John Isner (@JohnIsner) is tuned in: “I don’t know much about soccer, but this goalie for Bayern is legit. However, I’m pulling for the yellow team.”
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie (@OdemwingieP) wants to see his former team-mate Bayern defender Dante triumph: “In full support of my ex team-mate Dante Bonfim. Wish you to win the CL trophy. #caipirinha#capoeira#salvadordebahia#carnival#parceiro”
Former Ireland midfielder Matt Holland (@mattholland8) sums up the opening period: “The two keepers have been superb so far!!”
Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones (@Brad_Jones1) sees the funny side of having two German sides in the final: “If this goes to penalties the German team will win 100%… #championsleaguefinal #greatbet”
Everton’s Phil Neville (@fizzer18) reckons Dortmund need to be more clinical: “Really good first half – feel Dortmund needed to take their chances – FCB look like they have more match-winners as game goes on!”
Former Nottingham Forest star Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) hails Mandzukic’s clinical finish: “Mandzukic standing alone at one metre. Why? Because goal getters do. Nice work also from Robben.”
Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar (@KJ_Huntelaar) reckons Dante is lucky to escape red after fouling Marco Reus for the penalty: “Second yellow or not? 1-1. #championsleague”
Manchester United defender Mikael Silvestre (@IamMSilvestre) is thrilled to see the score level: “Dortmund back on track ! Total Fussball is paying off! #UCLfinal”
Swansea’s Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) is gutted for Dortmund as Robben scores the winner: “Heartbreak simple as…”
But England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is happy: “Thank you Robben. I don’t care who wins but I’ve got a ticket for the Froch fight and extra-time would have scuppered me. #selfish”
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) feels Klopp’s men deserved to win: “Dortmund have been the best side for majority of this match. Gutted for them. Hummels has had a stinker tonight.”
Tennis star Andy Murray (@andy_murray) is an admirer of Robben’s mental strength: “Good job Bayern Munich… Happy for Robben top-class player who has had some tough losses last few years, nice to see.”
Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul (@TimKrul) also hails his Dutch team-mate: “Winning goal by Robben .. Last year he was booed by his own fans now he’s the hero. So pleased for him #championsleaguewinner”
Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng (@KPBofficial) is delighted for his half-brother: “Jaaaaaaaa siiiiiii yesssssss @JB17Official so so proud!!!!!! Congrats form @sattamelissa and me. But even proud of #klopp and all BVB09…respect!!!”
Manchester City striker Edin Džeko (@EdDzeko) praises the winners: “Great game… Congratulations Bayern Munich…”
Dutch legend Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) credits both sides: “Brave @bvb. @Bayernmunchen was the to end half better and fitter. Compliments to @bayernmunchen…”
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique (@3gerardpique) is a big admirer of Dortmund: “I’m a fan of Jürgen Klopp and his team. It’s a joy to watch them play. Great players with a big future.”
And finally, Javier Mascherano (@Mascherano) praises Bayern: “Big prize to Bayern Munich after having lost two finals in the last three years followed believing in its style and its possibilities.”