Champions League & Arjen Robben

The Champions League Twenty20, also referred to as the CLT20, is an annual international Twenty20 cricket competition played between the top domestic teams from major cricketing nations. Arjen Robben (born 23 January 1984) is a Dutch footballer who plays for the German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. 5.0/5

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A goal from ex-Chelsea winger Arjen Robben has eliminated Man Utd from the Champions League. Incredible.
What a moment. Petr Cech saves Arjen Robben's penalty in extra-time of the 2012 Champions League final.
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From full-backs in midfield to diamond formations: Reviewing 2014's tactics DECEMBER 30, 2014 11:54:12 AM PST By Michael Cox Tactically, 2014 was an interesting year for football at both club and international level, with more variety than usual, and some intriguing concepts being popularised -- or re-popularised. Here's a review of some of the most interesting tactical features of 2014. Guardiola's full-backs in midfield It's extremely rare to see players in positions you've never seen before, but Pep Guardiola's use of Philipp Lahm and David Alaba early in 2014 was genuinely revolutionary. It was particularly noticeable against Manchester United in last season's Champions League: their defensive positioning was that of natural full-backs, but rather than surging down the flanks to make overlapping runs, they instead drifted into central midfield positions. The idea, supposedly, was to allow Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery to come deep and collect possession with space to run into -- without overcrowding ...
Hard Tackle Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery believes either Manuel Neuer or Arjen Robben deserve to win the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or - but fears 'politics' could work against them. Bayern goalkeeper Neuer, widely regarded as the best number one in the world, helped Germany win the World Cup, while Holland forward Robben enjoyed an excellent campaign with club and country. Both men are on the 23-strong shortlist for the award, but Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win for a second straight year after leading Real Madrid to Champions League success. Question Do you agree that the awarding of the Ballon d'Or is a question of "politics" rather than sporting achievements?
GOAL!!! Arjen Robben has scored to make it 2-1 in the 88th minute! Bayern have one hand on the Champions League trophy no…
25 - Arjen Robben scores a goal in a Champions League final with his 25th shot (2010, 2012, 2013). Matchwinner.
ROBBEN : THERE IS NO CHANCE I WILL LEAVE BAYERN Arjen Robben has waxed lyrical about life at Bayern Munich and insists he is not considering a move away from the Bavarian giants. The Netherlands international moved to Bayern from Real Madrid in 2009 and has enjoyed a trophy-laden stint in Germany. Robben has picked up three Bundesliga titles, as well as winning the Uefa Champions League in 2013, scoring the all- important goal in the 2-1 final victory over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. There was talk in the close-season that Robben would move to Manchester United to be reunited with Louis Van Gaal - who he worked under at Bayern and with the national team - but the 30-year-old's glowing description of life in Munich means any such move in the future seems unlikely. "I am enjoying it so much over here," he told The Telegraph. "It is the perfect club with the perfect manager for me. My family is happy, we have lived here for five years and I am exactly at the place I want to be. "It cannot be better than it ...
Arjen Robben on Louis Van Gaal: "He'll get Manchester United back into the Champions League next season, where they belong"
Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has called Manchester United’s fall from grace ‘a warning to all the big European clubs’, and revealed that the Old Trafford club didn’t have enough power to buy his star players in the summer. United’s failure to qualify for this season’s Champions League sent shock-waves around Europe, and Guardiola believes that no big club can afford to get ahead of themselves in the way United might have done. ‘They [Manchester United] think: “We are unbeatable and strong” and they are not here. Maybe the next season they are out,’ the former Barcelona boss said. ‘That’s why football is magnificent. ‘Every single week you have to be ready. Every week you have got to show you are ready.’ Guardiola also confirmed that Louis Van Gaal had tried to sign Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Mueller over the summer, but said that United simply couldn’t afford them. ‘They [United] didn’t have enough money,’ he said.
Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery big doubts for Bayern Munich ahead of crunch Champions League tie with Manchester City.
Ribery ruled out of Manchester City clash, but Robben fit Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been ruled out of their Champions League opener at Manchester City after his knee problem flared up again. The Frenchman made his first appearance of the season, coming of the bench to score during Bayern's 2-0 win over Stuttgart on Saturday, but skipped Sunday's post-match training session and will miss Wednesday's Group E opener against the Premier League champions. "Ribery will not take part in the final training session," Bayern coach Pep Guardiola admitted. "He is at home and cannot play. "The doctor saw him on Monday and said he cannot play." Ribery, 31, missed the first two weeks of the season with a knee injury and could well find himself being rested between matches as he feels his way back to full fitness. Guardiola did, however, say that Arjen Robben - who missed Saturday's game with a knee problem - was fit and had been included in the squad. The Spanish tactician will need to reshuffle his defence ...
Pep Guardiola has taunted Manchester United by claiming none of his Bayern Munich players wanted to join them this summer. United made approaches for Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller, while Toni Kroos opted to join Real Madrid. Although United spent £151.3million on six players this summer, including a British record £59.7m on Angel Di Maria, Guardiola said they could not have afforded his stars - even if they had wanted to move to Old Trafford. "They don't have enough money," said Guardiola. "I saw they spent this kind of [big] money. "It's good for my friend Louis [Van Gaal]. I know all the players the clubs want, it just depends on the player. "If the player wants to stay, they stay. Manchester United wants these kind of players, but they want to stay and we are happy to be here." Guardiola also said United's absence from this season's Champions League, for the first time in 19 years, was a lesson to all big clubs of what can happen if they do not perform. "It’s a good lesson ...
BAAAB Here's some more Bad News on the injury front for all Bayern Munich fans. Arjen Robben missed Sunday's training is unlikely to play in Wednesday's Champions League match against Manchester City. Yes, it appears he will be joining the long list of Bayern players that are unavailable for the match. Robben is still suffering from a knee injury that has been bugging him since after the Wolfsburg match. In addition to Robben, Bayern will definitely be without Holger Badstuber , Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thiago Alcantara, Rafinha, and Javi Martinez. Though, we do have an update that Thiago, Rafinha, and Mitchell Weiser engaged in individual rehab sessions on the field on Sunday.
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Ronaldo leads Uefa Best Player in Europe nominees as Messi is snubbed The 10-man shortlist has been reduced to three, with the Ballon d'Or holder set to battle it out with Bayern Munich duo Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer for the prize Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named as the final three nominees for the Uefa Best Player in Europe award. The trio were named as part of an initial 10-man shortlist announced in July, which included Angel Di Maria, Diego Costa, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Philipp Lahm, James Rodriguez and Thomas Muller. Current Ballon d'Or holder Ronaldo has now been voted into the final three, along with Bayern Munich's star winger Robben and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who added the World Cup to his Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal successes last season, but Barcelona's Argentine star could only finish fifth in the voting. The winner will be announced on August 28 in Monaco during the group-stage draw for the Champions League. The Uefa Best Player prize began in 2011 under ...
The 2013-14 season was an unusual one in the trophy-laden career of Lionel Messi — he did not pick up any major medals over the course of the campaign. Barcelona failed to win any of the Champions League, La Liga or Copa del Rey titles for the first time in six seasons, while Argentina was beaten by Germany in the World Cup Final. Despite ending the season without a top honor, Messi still scored 48 goals for club and country and won the Golden Ball in Brazil after his four goals lit up the tournament in the group stage. Because of his lack of team honors, Messi eventually had to settle for the third spot on the podium in the 2014 Goal 50, coming in behind Cristiano Ronaldo — who matched the Argentine with a third overall victory — and Arjen Robben. Check out the video at the top of the page to watch Goal's exclusive documentary on Messi, which includes contributions from former Barcelona man Gaizka Mendieta, old teammate Henrik Larsson and Germany icon Franz Beckenbauer. Click HERE to see the full l ...
As the 2014 Goal 50 draws ever closer, we review some of the big award winners from around the globe over the last 12 months We are now less than two weeks away from the announcement of the 2014 Goal 50, where we will reward the best individual performers of the 2013-14 season. Reigning champion Lionel Messi will be hoping to claim a fourth Goal 50 award, but will face serious competition from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben, Thomas Muller and Luis Suarez amongst many others. Ronaldo was the winner of the Ballon d’Or last year, while his goalscoring exploits also saw him win the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe in what was another prolific year for the Portuguese. Messi may have been outdone when it came to those honours but the Argentina star did outscore his nemesis at the World Cup, finding the net four times to lead his country to the final. Bayern Munich attackers Muller and Mario Gotze, meanwhile, not only played key roles at the World Cup, but also won the domestic double ...
Messi was superb, brilliant, incredible… all of the other words, in Brazil at once. Perhaps you hadn’t noticed? Let us show you the ways: Teams set up their entire defence in order to stop him It’s easier to do great things when the team you are playing against hasn’t decided to man mark you with all of their players. Iran did this brilliantly for 90 minutes but all it took was a yard of space against tired legs and this happened: Yes, James Rodriguez was absolutely superb throughout the tournament but teams didn’t focus almost all of their attention on just him, all of the time. Messi hasn’t had the space that Rodriguez got for his brilliant volley for about eight years, in any competition. He probably gets man marked when he goes to Tesco. A little known secret about Messi is that there is one way you are guaranteed to stop him, and that is to foul him repeatedly. Messi “suffered” 26 tackles in the tournament, a number bettered only by Alexis Sanchez (34), Neymar (35) and Arjen Robben (3 ...
Dinamo Moscow signing Alexander Buttner has taken aim at new Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal. The left-back made just 15 appearances for Manchester United last season and was not selected by Van Gaal for Holland’s World Cup squad. “I have been unfairly ignored,” Buttner is quoted by The Sun. “I played for Manchester United in the Champions League against Arjen Robben and I was man of the match. “I am disappointed in Van Gaal for not giving me a chance. Kuyt? I don’t want to talk about other players. “But when I see how the left-back position was filled against Argentina, I know that I could have played there. “Few people can say they played for Manchester United’s first team. “Dinamo showed interest in me while I was still playing for United. And I could have joined clubs in Germany, France, Italy or Turkey, but Dinamo gave me the best feeling. “I now want to break into the Dutch side through playing for Dinamo. The incoming coach, Guus Hiddink, knows Russian football better th ...
Whenever I see Arjen Robben in action I can't help but think of Gus Johnson shouting, "ROBBEN!!" during Champions League action.
Spain's demise in sync with Barcelona's fall from grace The Catalan giants' suffered their worst campaign since 2008 - and their rise and subsequent fall in that period has coincided perfectly with that of the national side. It is hardly a coincidence. Spain's spectacular success between 2008 and 2012 runs concurrently with the heady heights of Pep Guardiola's brilliant Barcelona. So perhaps it should come as little surprise that, as the Catalan club have fallen into decline of late, so too have La Roja. Friday's shocking 5-1 defeat to Netherlands in Salvador was reminiscent of Barca's 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last season. Nobody had seen it coming - not then and not now. There is no scapegoating of the Barca contingent taking place; many of Spain's stars were at fault. Sergio Ramos was well beaten for pace by Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben and proved to be some distance from the fine form he has shown for Real Madrid in recent months, Iker Casillas was at fault for one and per ...
Mourinho: "Don’t speak about penalties with me because I always lose on penalties" The only time I won was in the Super Cup with Inter when we beat Roma [in 2008]. Imagine how lucky I was. Totti missed for Roma!" Mourinho: "But I lost so many times and, after trying everything, my final conclusion is that it’s what He wants [points to the heavens]. Mourinho: "At Real Madrid I didn’t win the Champions League [in 2012] because Ronaldo, Kaká and Sergio Ramos missed" Mourinho : And with Chelsea in the semi-final against Liverpool [in 2007] it was exactly the same. One player who was not on our list of takers was Arjen Robben. He said to me: ‘Put me 100% it’s a goal. I did. And he missed. There’s nothing you can do" Mourinho : I keep saying I’m going to win a competition on penalties. It’s going to be a big one." (Via Guardian)
Manchester United face a losing battle to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos. According to reports in Spanish newspaper El Confidencial incoming United boss Van Gaal telephoned Kroos in an attempt to persuade him to join the Old Trafford side instead of Real Madrid. The news comes in the wake of several reports that have claimed Real Madrid now lead the race to sign the Germany international. Bayern Munich reportedly would prefer to do a deal with Real Madrid over United, having worked with them closely before on several big transfer deals - including Arjen Robben's move. Real Madrid could also use Sami Khedira as a makeweight in any deal to bring Kroos to the Bernabeu. Central midfield is a position Carlo Ancelotti has targeted as one to strengthen this summer. Asier Illarramendi has not worked out so far, and Xabi Alonso is getting any younger. The reigning Champions League winners have been linked with Kroos and Chelsea's Ramires, as well as Juventus duo Paul Pogba and Art ...
INJURED World Cup ELEVEN. VICTOR VALDEZ The three-time Uefa Champions League winning goalkeeper will miss the upcoming FIFA World Cup after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in March. The 32-year-old, who understandably has not been included in Spain’s World Cup squad, has been second choice to captain Iker Casillas since 2010 and will not be available to call upon if anything happens to the Spanish number one. GREGORY VAN DER WIEL The Dutch left-back ruled himself out of Holland’s provisional thirty-man squad ahead of the World Cup, after informing coach Louis Van Gaal that the tendonitis in his knee was ‘impossible’ to recover from in time for the trip to Brazil. The Paris Saint Germain defender notched up 35 appearances for his League 1 club, and Arjen Robben will miss his speedy supporting runs down the right. HOLGER BABSTUBER The 25-year old centre-back will miss Germany’s World Cup campaign due to a knee injury he suffered in November 2012. The Bayern Munich defender ...
Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal for Bayern Munich star midfielder Toni Kroos for £20million. Reports suggest that United had already agreed the fee pertaining to the transfer under the reign of former manager David Moyes and his Dutch successor has given a go ahead for the transfer. Kroos, who has formerly played under Van Gaal is keen to reunite with him. The German midfielder's contract runs out once the next season ends and Bayern would not be keen to offload a prized possession on a Bosman transfer. Bayern Munich and Toni Kroos have been locked in a struggle to agree a new deal for a while with no side looking to budge. Kroos had earlier stated that a lack of Champions League football would not worry him if he was looking to leave Germany. Sources say that Louis Van Gaal is now eyeing a big money move for Dutch winger Arjen Robben. Southampton full-back Luke Shaw and Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels are also believed to be on Van Gaal' s shopping list, as he undertakes the . ...
Bayern Munich’s new coach Pep Guardiola will sell super winger Arjen Robben and Manchester United who needs to another powerful player took action to transfer the Dutchman. Instrumental in Bayern’s run to two Champions League finals in two years, Arjen Robben is no longer guaranteed a place in the…
Manchester United expect Louis Van Gaal to win the Premier League title next season and have given their new manager a £150m transfer fund to rebuild the squad this summer. Holland's current head coach is to be unveiled at Old Trafford in July after he has taken his country to the World Cup and before United's summer tour of the US. Van Gaal has been challenged to win United a 21st title in his first season with the vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, sanctioning a sizeable kitty to pursue targets that include Southampton's Luke Shaw, Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Toni Kroos, and Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels. Following the dismal championship defence under Moyes that ended with United in seventh place, Van Gaal is confident he can again make the club serious challengers as the business end of next season is entered, with a Champions League berth the very least required. He said: "It was always a wish for me to work in the Premier League. To work as a manager for Manchester United, the biggest club in the ...
Louis Van Gaal is the likely successor to the Old Trafford throne, and the links to big-name signings are already coming in thick and fast. According to Jamie Jackson of The Guardian, the Dutchman has handed United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a list of players he would like to bring to Manchester if he takes up the reins this summer. Heading the list to join the revolution is Van Gaal’s fellow countryman Arjen Robben, who has evolved into one of the world’s best attacking players since joining Bayern Munich from Real Madrid in 2009. Luring him away from the Allianz Arena will take a lot, particularly with Champions League football not on the agenda at Old Trafford, but a fee of £25 million and a substantial increase on his £160,000-per-week salary may just work, per Simon Osborn of the Metro.
What a football match between Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund! Hats off to Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller! Last year, it's the match between same teams in the Champions League and again Arjen Robben scored for Bayern Munich. Same thing repeated this time also. Robben is the savior! Thank you Robben and Muller for bringing back the glory of the world's best team!
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Louis Van Gaal Wants to Make Arjen Robben His First Manchester United Signing By Jack Kenmare 16 May 2014 22K58 Louis Van Gaal has told Manchester United he wants to make fellow Dutchman Arjen Robben his first signing if he takes over at Old Trafford, for a fee of around £25m. The Metro has suggested that the Holland boss is expected to sign a three-year-deal to replace David Moyes in Manchester within the next week and has already planned his future aquuisitions at the club. Van Gaal has reportedly handed a list of transfer targets to United’s executive chairman Ed Woodward, including big names such as Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben at the top of his wishlist. Following Bayern Munich's calamitous Champions League exit to Real Madrid last month, the Bundesliga champions may look to offload Robben in a bid to strengthen their side. The potential Manchester United manager has had previous experience managing Robben in the Dutch national side and believes he can persuade the German Champions to part with ...
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has criticised his coach Pep Guardiola's rotation policy, claiming it is not good for morale for so many changes to be made.type:image caption:Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga with ease but have struggled as the season has wound down.ENDPep drops Bundesliga trophy - Schaaf: Beer showers for all - Injury blow for Schweini Although Die Roten won the Bundesliga in record time, players such as Ribery, Arjen Robben and Thomas Mueller all spent longer than they would have liked on the bench. Often, they were not even named in the matchday squad and Ribery feels he was unable to produce his best form because of this, with Bayern crashing out of the Champions League to Real Madrid at the semifinal stage. "Sometimes you were playing, sometimes you were on the bench and sometimes you were just left at home,'' he said on kicker.de. "That was a new situation for all of us. Personally, I need to be playing games. I need five or six games before maybe taking a break, but not after jus ...
In a deal that looks like a formality, Louis Van Gaal is set to be announced as the United manager at some point this week, according to various reports. The 62-year old could in attendance at Old Trafford tomorrow night, as Manchester United take on Hull City in their last home game of the season. According to the usually spot on Mark Ogden from the Guardian, the soon- to-be gaffer at Old Trafford could be keeping an eye on the fitness of Robin Van Persie as the World Cup looms. Our striker hasn’t featured since he carried us past Olympiacos into the quarter-final stage of the Champions League, which must be a concern for Van Gaal and the Oranje in general. Van Persie is Holland’s captain and focal point of their attack. Backed up by the likes of Arjen Robben, Klaas- Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder. They’ll be hoping Van Persie can feature in United’s last two league games, before joining up with the Holland squad later this month to take part in a couple of friendlies. The defeat against Sunde ...
UK Premier League Paper Round: Robben tops United list Louis Van Gaal will make Arjen Robben his first signing at Manchester United; Cesc Fabregas could join for £45m; Rio Ferdinand is linked with Arsenal; and Wayne Rooney could be off to PSG. All the stories from the morning's papers. Robben to be Van Gaal’s number one target. According to the Sun on Sunday, Louis Van Gaal is preparing his new signings at Manchester United ahead of his official coronation and winger Arjen Robben, who currently plays under him for Netherlands, is top of the list. According to the paper, “Van Gaal plans to shake up the United attack with a £25 million move for the Dutch winger. Bayern Munich are tipped to off-load Robben in the wake of their disastrous Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Real Madrid.” Although Robben only signed a contract to 2017 worth £125,000-per week, the paper says he could earn £200,000-per week at United. Paper Round’s view: Robben was close to becoming a United player in 20 ...
Louis Van Gaal could make a move for Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben this summer - if he is made the new boss of Manchester United If reports are to be believed, the Dutch coach - who is expected to be named the new Red Devils boss in the coming weeks - could try and bring Robben to the club. Robben is the second Bayern ace to be linked with a move to The Theatre of Dreams in the up coming market, with midfielder Toni Kroos also on the radar of Manchester United. It's expected to be a busy summer at Manchester United after a disastrous season, and fans of the club will be expecting new faces to arrive. The likes of Kroos and Robben would be ideal for the club as they look to reclaim their place in the Champions League. Do we really need Robben??
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben was surprised by Real Madrid's cautious approach to the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
Arjen Robben is confident Bayern Munich can still qualify for the Champions League final despite Wednesday’s 1-0...
.Arjen Robben surprised by approach to the first leg of the Champions League semi-final
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben claims he "expected more" from Real Madrid, despite the Spanish giants beating the Champions League holders 1-0 in Wednesday's semi-final first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben also talked up his side’s hopes of making it through to a third successive Champions League final, despite drawing a blank at the Bernabeu. “We can go with confidence into the second leg,” Robben told German television. “I think we played well. The opponent was Real Madrid, they are a super team but we dominated. “We created a coupl
FC Bayern München attacker Arjen Robben believes his side still have plenty to say in their Uefa Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid CF, despite a 1-0 away first-leg defeat.
Arjen Robben believes Bayern Munich are no longer favourites to progress to the Champions League final as they face Real Madrid - ‘the most dangerous
Bayern Munich's sporting director Matthias Sammer has lauded Arjen Robben ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final encounter with Real Madrid and insisted that the Dutch is on equal levels with Ballon d'Or winners Lionel Messi and CristianRead More
Real Madrid V Bayern Munich; Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben and 4 Other Key Players that could be Decisive in this MEGA champions League Encounter. the second time in three years Real Madrid and Bayern Munich will face off in the Champions League semifinals, beginning with the first leg at the Bernabeu Tonight. For both teams, the tie presents the penultimate challenge toward accomplishing an unprecedented feat. Bayern Munich, already crowned German Champions, are looking to become the first club to retain the European Cup in the Champions League era, while Real Madrid are still seeking a much-coveted 10th title to cement their legacy as the most successful club in the competition’s history. Here are six players who could play a key role in deciding the outcome of the first leg in the Spanish capital.
Arjen Robben has claimed that Bayern Munich go into the semi-final against Real Madrid as underdogs despite being the reigning Champions League winners.
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The Manchester United manager believes he had to start his star striker but insisted that he was struggling to strike the ball after having pain-killing injections to play David Moyes admits Wayne Rooney was rushed back into the Manchester United line-up for the Champions League quarter-final defeat to Bayern Munich. The England striker, who sustained a toe injury last week, was passed fit to take his place in United's starting XI, but could not prevent the Red Devils from exiting the competition at the Allianz Arena. Man Utd LATEST 25/1 Everton are 25/1 with Bet365 to beat Man Utd 3-0 Three second-half strikes from Mario Mandzukic, Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben cancelled out Patrice Evra’s spectacular opener, and the United manager suggested afterwards that he felt forced into fielding his star player. "I felt at times tonight he was having a struggle striking the ball but he's such a vital player for us," Moyes told reporters. "I never thought we were out of the game, I always thought we were in wit ...
Wojciech Szczesny was set off in Arsenal's 2-0 home loss to German powerhouse Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the Champions League. As Arjen Robben ...
Moyes laments United's 'school-boy error' 10 Apr 2014 00:33:25 David Moyes admits Manchester United made a 'school-boy error' by throwing away a second-half lead at Bayern Munich as his side crashed out of the Champions League's quarterfinals. Champions Bayern romped to a 3-1 victory at home to United in Wednesday's quarterfinal, second-leg to win the tie 4-2 on aggregate. United squandered a 1-0 lead following Patrice Evra's fantastic 57th-minute strike as Bayern equalised just 69 seconds later through Mario Mandzukic, the first of Munich's three goals in the final half an hour. Thomas Mueller tapped Bayern into the lead before Arjen Robben slotted the hosts third to knock Moyes' United out of the competition and keep the defending champions on course for the May 24 final in Lisbon. "I thought the players did a great job tonight, the only crime was that we let them equalise after just a few seconds," admitted Moyes. "I have a team of experienced players and something you learn as a school boy is to conce ...
Arjen Robben has revealed he spent Wednesday's training session working on crossing with his weaker right foot after he fired Bayern Munich into the Champions League semi-finals. The holders were stunned in the second half at the Allianz Arena as Patrice Evra's wonder strike put Manchester United in front, but Robben inspired his side to a 3-1 win, setting up Thomas Muller's goal before drilling home a third after Mario Mandzkuic had levelled on the night. Robben crossed to Muller with his right foot for Bayern's second, and the Netherlands international told Sky after the match that he had practised the skill at the end of training earlier in the day. "This morning after the last training we joked around on the pitch for 10 minutes and I practised crosses with my right foot. And it helped, it was a pretty good cross," he said. "These are the evenings you sacrifice everything for, you do all the training for. These nights are pure fun." Robben admitted he enjoyed a more productive evening at the Allianz A ...
Arjen Robben said Manchester United's opener acted as a wake-up call, which pushed Bayern Munich on to a 3-1 Champions League win at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola praised the "heart" of his players after they battled back from a goal down for the second Champions League game in succession to beat Manchester United and reach the semifinals. type:image caption:Arjen Robben and Bayern Munich advanced to the Champions League semifinals. ENDLomas: Rooney gamble fails • Payne: United outclassed Just as they did at Old Trafford last week, Bayern found themselves behind despite dominating possession as Patrice Evra's second-half goal tilted the tie in United's favour. But Guardiola's side wasted little time in equalising, Mario Madzukic scoring 71 seconds later before strikes from Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben secured a 3-1 win and Bayern's progress. "They need to explain to me why they always need to go behind before they can react," Guardiola said after the game. "With 3-1 the game was done, we had more and more possession. The opponent was running and running and running -- that was something that I didn't necessarily want that they ...
Bayern Munich came from behind to beat Manchester United on Wednesday evening and secure a 4-2 aggregate win to reach the Champions League semi-finals. After a first half lacking in chances, Patrice Evra stunned the Allianz Arena with a wonderstrike from 25 yards to give the English side a shock lead, only for Mario Mandzukic to equalise just 73 seconds later. The newly crowned Bundesliga champions then took control of the tie and were two goals to the good just 17 minutes later after Thomas Muller and Arjen Robben beat David de Gea from inside the area.
Manchester United's hopes of redeeming a poor season with a surprise Champions League semi-final place were ended as holders Bayern Munich fought back to record a dominant second-leg win. David Moyes's side had held Bayern to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford and stunned the hosts when Patrice Evra rifled in. But Mario Mandzukic nodded in a swift equaliser before Thomas Muller's scuffed finish put Bayern ahead. Arjen Robben then wrapped up the 4-2 aggregate win with a fine solo goal. With United already out of the Premier League title race, FA Cup and League Cup, the Champions League had been Moyes's final chance to redeem what has been a hugely disappointing season for the 2012-13 league champions. They had been given little chance against a Bayern side who have been imperious this season, but United had produced a dogged defensive display at Old Trafford to give themselves hope heading into Wednesday's encounter. United needed to score at Bayern to have a chance of progressing and, with that in mind, Moyes nam ...
KEY STATS Pre-match: Wayne Rooney recovered from his toe injury to start for United. David Moyes names a unique starting XI for the 50th time in as many matches. Phil Jones makes his 100th appearance for United. Patrice Evra scores his first Champions League goal for seven years. Manchester United conceded three goals in a Champions League match for the first time in their history against a German club. It is the first time in 22 Champions League games that United conceded more than twice. TALKING POINT: 23 seconds that cost United. The saying that teams are always the most vulnerable after they’ve scored came back to haunt United. Who knows what may have happened had they held out for ten minutes. MATCHCAST: FULL COMMENTARY AND PLAYER RATINGS MAN OF THE MATCH Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich): Looked menacing from the start, set up Bayern’s second and finished the job with a goal for himself.
MATCH FACTS Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in five of their nine Champions League games this season; no side has kept more. Since the 1999 Champions League final, Man Utd have won just one of their seven Champions League encounters with Bayern Munich (W1 D3 L3). United have scored in each of their last 15 Champions League meetings with German clubs, but the last one to stop them scoring was Bayern in March 2002. Bayern have only failed to score in one of their last 28 Champions League matches, but this came against English opposition (Arsenal in March 2013). Bayern have won six and drawn two of their last eight matches in the CL knockout stages, but the last team to defeat them in the KO stages were English (Arsenal – 0-2 in March 2013). No side has won more penalties than Bayern Munich in the Champions League this season (4), but they have only scored two of these. Arjen Robben has won all four of these penalties – no other player has won more than two. Franck Ribery has created more goals ...
Do not fear we have not entered a parallel universe - as much as it might just feel that way after looking at the respective Bayern Munich and Manchester United results this afternoon. As United were tearing apart Newcastle United away from home - eventually winning the game 4-0 to consolidate their position as the best team on their travels in the Premier League - the unbeatable Bayern Munich were beaten. They lost 1-0 to FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga - their first defeat in 53 games and the first time they have failed to score since that 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in last season’s Champions League. United will therefore surely go into the Champions League second leg against Bayern with quiet optimism of pulling off a shock. And that is when I would reel in the excitement and give you all the Bad News. Bayern Munich rested an abundance of first-teamers for the game - some for all of it, some for most. The likes of Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Philipp Lahm were all told to stay at home while David Alaba, ...
Bayern Munich have been awarded 4 penalties in the Champions League this season – more than anyone else – all won by Arjen Robben.
"We were dominant throughout the whole match, but United threw everything at us. They defended with ten men [behind the ball] and were dangerous on the counterattack." - Toni Kroos. "We played at Old Trafford, against Manchester United, and they have a very good team. I said before the game that I didn't like the atmosphere, with everybody saying how we'd win here easily – that is not how it works. They are a top team and this is the Champions League, it is not just a simple game." - Arjen Robben. In the end it is a good result as we finished with ten men but over the whole game we had a lot of the ball but didn't create too many chances and paid for it at a corner. We deserved a draw although they played well on the counterattack. I think at home we have a big chance of going through to the next round. The corner got them back into the game. We know they're good at corners and we didn't defend well in that situation. They have good, quick players: [Wayne] Rooney is always dangerous, [Daniel] Welbeck is ...
GAUDIOLA MUST LEARN HIS LESSON AFTER RISKING MANCHESTERS HUMILIATION... When the Champions League quarter-finals were drawn, the standout tie was undoubtedly Bayern Munich’s clash with Manchester United. One side was staggering from crisis to crisis - from disheartening defeat to disheartening defeat - the other on the verge of wrapping up the domestic title in record time. Yet, with the first leg at Old Trafford completed, the two teams stand at eye level - the Bavarians needing Bastian Schweinsteiger to cancel out Nemanja Vidic’s second half opener. Sure, David Moyes' men produced a spirited performance to frustrate the European Champions, defending stoically and attacking with intent, but Pep Guardiola’s men have no one to blame but themselves after an underpar display. The first half began in customary fashion. Bayern have often been slow starters this season, taking time to get into games before killing off their opponents, but as time wore on they began to take control, stroking the ball about ...
Report: United 1 Bayern 1 Manchester United will travel to Germany with plenty of hope of reaching the Champions League semi-finals after a spirited 1-1 draw with holders Bayern Munich at Old Trafford. Nemanja Vidic broke the deadlock to set the stadium alight before Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was sent off for a second bookable offence late on, hit a superbly-taken leveller to reward the Germans for an authoritative display. Danny Welbeck lashed the ball into the net from the Reds’ first attack, though his effort was ruled out, apparently for a high boot from the striker. Although Bayern dominated possession, David De Gea’s first save did not come until past the half-hour mark when he dived to claw away an Arjen Robben effort. David Moyes’ men responded with Welbeck firing an ambitious shot at Manuel Neuer and Wayne Rooney having an effort blocked. After Alex Büttner escaped a handball shout, Welbeck spurned the first half’s clearest opening in a one-on-one with Neuer. A goal did arrive 13 minut ...
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World's greatest two footballers, Franck Bilal Ribery and Arjen Robben failed to *** victory at Old Trafford... No team can stop United winning the Champions League
Breaking news: Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Ribery have both been ruled out of the crucial champions league clash with Manchester United
Arjen Robben insists that Bayern Munich have nothing to 'fear' against Manchester United in their Champions League quarter-final clash.
Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben insists he is relishing the prospect of facing Manchester United in the UEFA Champions…
The last time Man United met Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Arjen Robben knocked them out with this…
Arsene Wenger branded Arjen Robben a good diver after Arsenal’s Champions League exit. Is he right to be angry?
Arsene Wenger claims that Arjen Robben is a "very good diver" after the Gunners' exit from the Champions League
Arsène Wenger was left with bitter regrets as Arsenal departed the Champions League as he rued the antics of Arjen Robben, refereeing decisions and a serious hamstring injury to Mesut Özil
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Arjen Robben was unimpressed with Arsene Wenger’s comments after Bayern Munich kicked Arsenal out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Bayern, Atletico ease into Champions League quarters Paris (AFP) - Holders Bayern Munich kept their hopes alive of becoming the first team to retain the Champions League trophy while Atletico Madrid also progressed to the quarter-finals of this season's competition on Tuesday. Related Stories Soccer-Atletico humble Milan to clinch last-eight spot Reuters Atletico beats Milan 4-1 to reach Champs quarters Associated Press Soccer-Holders Bayern progress despite shaky second half Reuters Soccer-Champions Bayern ease past Arsenal despite penalty miss Reuters Wenger slams Robben as Arsenal exit Europe AFP Bayern -- who have reached the final of the past two Champions League campaigns -- were held 1-1 in Munich by Arsenal, but just as they did last year against the same opposition at the same stage, the Germans went through, this time 3-1 on aggregate. However Bayern's joy at going through was somewhat soured after Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger accused Dutch wing Arjen Robben of diving throughout the two legs. "Ro ...
Wenger told to show more class - Arsene Wenger was left furious at Arjen Robben after Arsenal's Champions League last-16 exit to Bayern Munich and branded the winger a -
Arsenal battled hard but could only draw 1-1 away to Bayern Munich, who progress to the Uefa Champions League's last eight. The Gunners were given the runaround in a goalless first half at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night, with chances few and far between as they sought to turn around Bayern's two-goal advantage from the first leg. Ten minutes after the restart, Bastian Schweinsteiger scored from Franck Ribery's left-wing cross and although Lukas Podolski quickly smashed in an equaliser, the Gunners could not produce the goals they needed and went out 3-1 on aggregate. At least they were not beaten, with Lukas Fabianski saving a late penalty from substitute Thomas Muller after Laurent Koscielny fouled Arjen Robben in the box. Arsene Wenger made three changes to the Arsenal team that started the 4-1 FA Cup win over Everton on Saturday. In came Koscielny, Podolski and Olivier Giroud in place of Kieran Gibbs (ankle), Yaya Sanogo (foot) and Mathieu Flamini, who dropped to the bench. Wojciech Szczesny was su ...
Bayern hold off Arsenal to progress Bayern Munich, a shadow of the team that have been so imperious in the Bundesliga this season, survived a shaky second half and missed a late penalty against Arsenal on Tuesday to reach the Champions League quarterfinals. The holders looked less than all-conquering in a 1-1 second-leg draw against Arsenal who were left with too much to do after losing 2-0 at home in the opening match of the last-16 encounter. Runaway leaders Bayern have dropped only four points all season in the Bundesliga, and blasted 15 goals in their previous three games, but were well below their best against the Londoners at the Allianz Arena. Bastian Schweinsteiger broke the deadlock in the 55th minute before Bayern old boy Lukas Podolski replied almost immediately for Arsenal who grew in confidence and brought out goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's eccentric side. The Bavarians won a controversial penalty when Arjen Robben reacted theatrically to a foul by Laurent Koscielny in stoppage time and Thomas Mue ...
Arsene Wenger brands Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben a "very good diver" as Arsenal bow out of Champions League.
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Shocking Arjen Robben dive vs Arsenal in the Champions League
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben admitted Arsenal deserved a draw on Tuesday, but then looked ahead in the Uefa Champions League.
This time last year, on a steamy night inside the Allianz Arena, the great and the good in this Bayern Munich team wobbled in a way we have never seen before. Manuel Neuer looked at his captain Philipp Lahm to ask what could be done. Lahm looked at Arjen Robben. Robben looked at Toni Kroos. Kroos looked at Thomas Muller. Blank faces all round. Only Arsenal, with dramatic strikes from Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny, had the answers in a powerful Champions League performance. Instead it ended for Arsenal in a way that it always seems to end for them these days - glorious failure. Bayern, under coach Jupp Heynckes, squeaked through and went on to win the trophy. This evening, when Arsenal step into this giant hot- air balloon of a stadium on the outskirts of Munich, they will need the same again and more following a 2-0 first-leg defeat at the Emirates if they are to topple Pep Guardiola's team.
Passes, possession and penalties: Bayern's win in numbers 19 February 2014 Updated 23:57 GMT Champions League holders Bayern Munich produced a dominant display to beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night. The Gunners had the better of the opening stages, with Mesut Ozil missing an early penalty, but were second best once goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny had been sent off for fouling Arjen Robben. The German Champions set a Champions League record by completing 95% of their passes, but that was not the only way they were statistically dominant. BBC Sport looks at the numbers behind the Bavarian giants' success. 863 The number of passes attempted by Bayern, 95% of which were successful. This success percent is a new Champions League record since accurate data recording began in the 2003-04 season. The most passes attempted against Arsenal in the Premier League this season was the 624 by Swansea in September, while Fulham are the most accurate team against the Gunners in the league this season ...
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer expressed sympathy for Arsenal's Wojchiech Szczesny for his red card at the Emirates. Neuer, Bayern's goalkeeper, urged FIFA to re-think the 'triple punishment' of a spot kick, red card and suspension for denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity in the penalty area, after watching Szczesny suffer that fate in the Bavarian club's 2-0 win over Arsenal on Wednesday. Szczesny was sent off in the first half of Arsenal's Uefa Champions League round of 16 tie against Bayern after making contact with Robben, as the Dutch winger got to a lofted pass in the box ahead of the Polish gloveman. While Robben denied he dived and labelled the incident was 'a clear penalty', the 30-year-old felt sorry for Szczesny. "It was a brilliant attack with Toni Kroos. He chipped the ball over the defence and I was faster than the goalkeeper," Robben told The Telegraph. "I wanted to control the ball but the only thing I still remember is a 'bang' against my leg and me lying on the ground. ...
Guardiola hopeful of Toni Kroos stay Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has expressed his hope that reported Manchester United target Toni Kroos will sign a new contract after he helped inspire the club to a 2-0 win over Arsenal in the Champions League. • Brewin: Gunners pay penalty • Delaney: 50-50 moments • Mangan: Unfair punishment Midfielder Kroos not only provided the opening goal of the night, with a curled finish from outside the box, but also set up Arjen Robben before the red card for Arsenal shot-stopper Wojciech Szczesny. “He played on a very, very high level. That was real Champions League level,” Guardiola said of Kroos. The Germany midfielder has so far not signed a new contract at Bayern, and has put talks on hold until the end of the season. Guardiola, though, has no plans to let Kroos leave the club. “We all want him to prolong [his stay], and he also wants that, I am very positive about it. The club, we all want that.” "Big players always show up for the big games -- and one ...
OZIL IS NOT ACCEPTED BY TEAM-MATES.Ballack. The attacking midfielder missed a crucial penalty in Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich and was rounded on by Mathieu Flamini in the second half for failing to track a forward run from Arjen Robben. And Ballack fears his compatriot has not been completely accepted by the rest of Arsene Wenger's team. "With his quality he should be untouchable and bring out so much in the team. But it looks like he does not have the acceptance of the team," he told Sky Sports. "When he came to Arsenal there was so much expectation with the quality he has. The first games he looked good, played well and was comfortable. "But now he looks a bit lost in this team." Ozil, 25, has so far made 32 official appearances for Arsenal, scoring five goals in the process. Thnx
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is the only player to win three penalties in this season's Champions League. Mesut Ozil is the only man to miss two
10 - Arjen Robben has scored six goals and delivered four assists in his last seven Champions League games for Bayern Munich. …
SPORTS UPDATE WITH EMMAH ATAI: Arsene Wenger has accused Arjen Robben of diving to get Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny sent off, which led to a 2-0 defeat by Bayern Munich. To make matters worse on a miserable night for Arsenal, Szczesny is facing a UEFA probe after making a rude gesture following his sending-off. Pep Guardiola admits he was "so happy" to see Bayern Munich beat Arsenal 2-0 after losing on his two previous visits to Emirates Stadium.The ex-Barcelona coach endured two winless visits with his former Spanish employers but expressed his delight after the triumph. Garry Monk says he is "level-headed" enough to face the biggest test of his fledgling coaching career when Swansea host Napoli in the Europa League. Monk, named interim manager after Michael Laudrup was sacked on 4 February, will today lead the Swans as they tackle the Italian giants in the last 32. Samir Nasri insists Manchester City can beat Barcelona at the Camp Nou and keep alive their Champions League hopes since they are not as ...
Absolute disgrace Arjen robben, I'm sorry but he is shameful, how dare he foul sagna and then spit on him, should be banned for at least 5 Champions League fixtures, absolute disgrace, he is a shame to football
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accused Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben of exaggerating the contact that led to a crucial first-half penalty in Wednesday night's Champions League first-leg tie.
Wojciech Szczesny was none too pleased about receiving a red card after fouling Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben in the first half of the Gunners’ Champions League match. Szczesny thought referee Nicola Rizzoli was a real jerk-off for making th...
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says it feels special to be back in London after his Champions League final heroics last season.
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A CLOSER LOOK AT 3 TEAMS LIKELY TO WIN CL With the knockout stages of the Champions League fast approaching, and the identities of most qualifiers now known, I decided to take a quick look at three teams who may seem to be favorites to win the illustrious cup. Bayern München: The current holders of the title seem to be just as menacing as last season even after replacing the brilliant Jüpp Heynckes with the equally magnificent Pep Guardiola. With defensive solidity available in the likes of Manuel Neuer, David Alaba and Dante, a contingent of brilliant and multitalented midfielders such as Javi Martinez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze, Thiago Alcantara, and Guardiola’s new surprise, Philip Lahm, Bayern have formidable numbers to back up their brilliant attackers - who include Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller. Bayern probably have the best squad depth in the world and it arguably makes them the favorites to win the Champions League. Real Madrid: While Real Madrid are not p ...
Atleast we still got the legend who won us the champions league ;) Arjen Robben!
Can this Arsenal team right a wrong? By Neil Ashton London – The great Champions League winners are easy to remember. No-one tires of talking about them and they left you wanting more.It felt as though Marcel Desailly, Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini were re-inventing the game when their breathtaking Milan team were tearing Barcelona apart in 1994 at the Olympic Stadium in Athens. More than a decade later it was Barca who took the game to another level when Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi lifted the European Cup on three occasions. They are footballing gods. In May, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Franck Ribery were added to the list of great names when Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. Which brings us to Arsenal, where praise is being lavished on Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil like never before. They can do no wrong. Arsene Wenger’s side are a joy to watch, setting the pace in the Barclays Premier League and opening their Champions League group wit ...
5 Potential 2013 Ballon d'Or contenders 5. Neymar | Barcelona 4. Philipp Lahm | Bayern Munich 3. Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid 2. Lionel Messi | Barcelona 1. Franck Ribery | Bayern Munich Honourable mentions : Arjen Robben | Bayern Munich Scored the winner in the 2012/13 Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. Gareth Bale | Real Madrid Became the most expensive footballer of all time after joining Real Madrid from Tottenham for £85m. Robert Lewandowski | Borussia Dortmund Helped Borussia Dortmund reach the Champions League final by scoring four goals in one match against Real Madrid in the semi-finals. Robin Van Persie | Manchester United Joined Manchester United from Arsenal and inspired the Red Devils to their 20th league title. Bastian Schweinsteiger | Bayern Munich Bayern Munich's midfield general who enjoyed his best season with the Bavarians to date.
Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich found their Champions League win at Manchester City "easy" and expected more from Manu…
Manchester City suffered a dismal 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich during tonight's Champions League group game. Bayern, who are the tournaments current holders, were always expected to be tough opposition, but few will have expected them to deal with City in such a comfortable manner at the Etihad. It took just seven minutes for City, who had made four changes to the team that lost to Aston Villa at the weekend, to concede, with Franck Ribery finding the net with a shot that in truth, Joe Hart should have saved. From there on in things only got worse for the Manchester side, as Pep Guardiola's Bayern, despite not fielding a striker, treated fans to a masterclass. After the break things seemed to perk up for City as Bayern momentarily took their feet off the peddle, but with 56 minutes gone the German Champions doubled their lead, Thomas Muller this time finding the target after losing Gael Clichy with alarming ease. Four minutes later Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben smashed home an effort at J ...
Joe Hart's poor form continued as Manchester City's England goalkeeper suffered a nightmare in this comprehensive Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich at Etihad Stadium. First he fumbled Franck Ribery's long-range effort into the net as the holders took an early lead, then he was too easily beaten at his near post after the break as Arjen Robben wrapped up a thoroughly deserved win for Pep Guardiola's side. Thomas Muller scored Bayern's second in between Hart's errors and a fine late strike from City substitute Alvaro Negredo could not put any gloss on a wretched night for Manuel Pellegrini and his team. Former City defender Jerome Boateng was sent off for hauling down Yaya Toure as the hosts mounted a late rally of sorts, but there was little by way of consolation to be salvaged from this experience. And after a display that only underlined the decline in his performances, much of the spotlight will be on Hart, who is simply making too many mistakes for the comfort of club and country. Pellegrini's p ...
Pep Guardiola Bayern Munich Pep Guardi olawas quick to deflect all of the praise onto his players after Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over CSKA Moscowin their Champions League clash on Tuesday. Goals from David Alaba, Mario Mandzukic and Arjen Robben did the damage at the Allianz Arena, and their Catalan trainer felt that it was the team, and not the coach, that deserved the credit for an impressive performance. “The style we play is Bayern’s style, not mine. I’m here to support my new players and I’m very proud of them today,” Guardiola told reporters after the one-sided Group D encounter. Bayern are aiming to be the first team in Champions League history to win the competition in two consecutive seasons, but Guardiola stressed that retaining the title is an onerous task right from the off. “The first game after winning the Champions League is never easy. Everyone always thinks it’s easy, but it’s not,” he insisted. “But I’m very satisfied with the performance, especially our first-hal ...
Hoppa! Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben have their first Champions League goals of the season made! Van Persie won with Manchester United Bayer Leverkusen (4-2), while Robben with Bayern Munich posted a victory at CSKA Moscow (3-0).
Bayern Munich to offer their star in exchange for Suarez Bayern Munich will offer Arjen Robben to Liverpool in exchange for Luis Suarez. The Champions League winners are willing to do anything to gain the services of the Kop star, according to sources on the continent. Suarez has admitted he wants to leave Anfield but Liverpool won't entertain offers for the Uruguayan. But Bayern are looking to test their resolve by tabling a bit that would see 29-year-old Robben move the opposite way. Dutchan Robben has been a key part of Bayern's treble-winning team but club chiefs are understood to be open to letting him go if it meant they could sign Suarez. Real Madrid are also in for the controversial hit-man, who will miss the first six games of next season through suspension. The Kop idol bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanvic and is currently serving a 10-game ban.
Luis Suarez FUTAA.COM German Champions, Bayern Munich have jumped to the head of the teams looking to secure the services of Liverpool bad boy, Luis Suarez as they have said they are ready to offer Arjen Robben as part of a deal. The German giants are riding high after a Treble-winning season, and club chiefs believe want-away Suarez would give them even more attacking options, reports futaa.com. Desperate The Uruguay striker has hinted his Reds future is far from certain, while Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers is desperate to hang on to his 30-goal top scorer. But Suarez, who was banned for 10 games for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic, hinted he might leave when he acknowledged that he has a contract with Liverpool but it’d be hard to say no to Real Madrid. But Bayern's hand is strengthened by the fact new boss Pep Guardiola’s brother Pere is also Suarez’s agent. Winners If that was not enough, the Champions League winners would be willing to offer Wembley hero Robben as part of a deal to l ...
The reported swap deal between Liverpool and Bayern Munich for Luis Suarez and Arjen Robben is off as the Dutchman has no intentions of leaving the Allianz Arena. Suarez is unsure whether he wants to stay at Anfield after another controversial season at the Reds and had been tipped with a move to the Champions League winners with Robben coming in the opposite direction.
Bayern sink Stuttgart to claim Cup, treble. Bayern Munich completed a historic treble by defeating Stuttgart 3-2 to add the DFB-Pokal trophy to the Uefa Champions League and Bundesliga titles they have already won this season. Thomas Muller fired Bayern in front from the penalty spot and two goals from Mario Gomez gave Jupp Heynckes' side a commanding lead. A brace from Martin Harnik made the game interesting, although Stuttgart could not find an equaliser as Bayern became the first German side to win three major trophies in a single season. Only three minutes were on the clock when Arjen Robben was put through left of goal by Javi Martinez and his cross was deflected just wide of the far post. Stuttgart were not going to be lambs to the slaughter, though, and they showed that with their own spirited attacking football which culminated in Antonio Rudiger's cross being volleyed just inches wide of the far post by Alexandru Maxim with Manuel Neuer beaten. Neuer was in the thick of the action midway through ...
When Arjen Robben latched onto a flick by Franck Ribery and danced his way past the Dortmund defence in that way that is uniquely his, before stabbing the ball wide of Weidenfeller to win the European Cup for Bayern Munich it was just more than redemption. The Dutchman has many critics, and I cannot understand why they are so vocal of a footballer who is one of the most gifted match-winners in world football. I have always been a big fan of Arjen Robben because of what he does on a football field. I still hold Peter Kenyon responsible for Manchester United missing out on his considerable talents and him ending up at Stamford Bridge. The former United Chief Executive took up the same role at Chelsea, paying double United's agreed fee with PSV. You will imagine that after his missed penalty in last season's final it felt like Robben owed his club one, and he duly delivered, making one and scoring the winner. It is absolutely fitting that Bayern Munich are the winners of the Champions League. They are by far ...
Bayern Munich will be aiming for an historic treble in Saturday’s DFB-Pokal final against Stuttgart at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium. Jupp Heynckes’ side have swept all before them this season, claiming the Bundesliga by a record 25 points from Borussia Dortmund before a late Arjen Robben goal gave them a 2-1 victory in the Uefa Champions League final against Juergen Klopp’s side at Wembley last Saturday. Now they can give Heynckes, who will depart the Allianz Arena to make way for incoming coach Pep Guardiola at season’s end, the perfect farewell. No German side has been able to achieve a treble of league, cup and continental trophy, not even the legendary Bayern team of the 1970s, captained by Franz Beckenbauer, which won three successive European Cups from 1974-1976. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes the present squad can make themselves immortals of the game should they triumph against Stuttgart. “This team has already entered the history books, but they can make themselves immorta ...
Arjen Robben has rocketed in Ballon d'Or contention! The Dutch winger starred in the Champions League final at the weekend & is now behind just Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo! Who is your vote at the halfway stage of the year to win the Ballon d'Or? Which player is most deserving of the accolade? Nic
TDP™: How the Champions League Final Dominated Online - Bayern Munich won Saturday's Champions League final over fellow German club Borussia Dortmund on a stunning 89th-minute goal from star Arjen Robben. That much, by now, is old news. What's not old news, however, is how much of a success the year's biggest club soccer match was online The infographic, below, from UEFA &European soccer's governing body &shows just how excited social media-savvy fans we...
SMTSportsDesk: In the 89th minute, Arjen Robben snuck one in to break the tie for Bayern Munich and win the Champions League title.
Bayern focus on treble mission The heavens opened up over Munich on Sunday afternoon but nothing could dampen the spirits ofFC Bayern München's supporters as their heroes returned home clutching the Uefa Champions League trophy. It was a day for celebrations as Bayern returned to Germany at around 17.30CET following their 2-1 victory against domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund at Wembley on Saturday. Gone were the painful memories of the club's 2010 and 2012 showpiece losses as Jupp Heynckes and his players touched down on home soil as European Champions. Heynckes was first out of the aircraft amid heavy showers and ice-cold temperatures, before showing off the trophy with his captain Philipp Lahm. Around 30 different television crews and 80 Munich Airport staff members welcomed Bayern onto the runway, although the tired players did not have much to say after a long night of partying. "I went back to my room at six in the morning," said forward Franck Ribéry, who set up Arjen Robben for the winner. "I too ...
SUNNIE SPORT UPDATE : Bayern Munich win Champions League team prize UEFA have announced their Champions League2012/13 award winners, with AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes scoopingthe prize for the best goal of the tournament. The Frenchman pulled offan audacious overhead kick against Anderlecht in the group stages to help his side claim a 3-1 away win. Unsurprisingly Bayern Munich claim the Team of the Tournament prize after their final triumph at Wembley on Saturday against Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund. There was some consolation for Dortmund as their entertaining manager Jurgen Klopp scooped the Coach of the Tournament award. Jupp Heynckes' Bayern Munich were in imperious form as they claimed European glory, going through the groupstages with just one loss on their record, before beating Barcelona and Juventus with a combined 11-0 victory across four games in the knockout stages. It was their semi-final victory over Barcelona which earned the best result of the tournament accolade. A 4-0 first le ...
Bayern won the Uefa Champions League on Saturday evening, despite having lost their last two European Cup finals, with an impressive 2-1 victory over a Borussia Dortmund. There were stand out performers on the night, but the roles of Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben cannot be overstated in helping Ba...
MONDAY FOOTBALL HEADLINES ***Chelsea outgoing interim boss Rafa Benitez delivered a parting shot to his Chelsea hate mob by telling them - you’ll miss me now I’m gone. The Spaniard fulfilled hisremit of securing Chelsea a Champions League place, as well as leading them to glory in the Europa League. ***Bayern Munich match-winner Arjen Robben has achieved redemption after the pain of 2012 final and relishes Super Cup clash against his former club Chelsea. Robben's first congratulatory texts to his mobile phone after Bayern Munich's Champions League win were from ex-Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry. ***Two first-half goals from Gary Hooper set Celtic on their way to a Cup Final win overHibs that sealed a domestic double ***Neymar was booed by rival Flamengo supporters in his last match for Santos ahead of his move to Barcelona next season. ***Radamel Falcao is set to have a medical with Monaco on Monday before moving to the Ligue 1 club for €60m (£51m), according to reports in Spain. T ...
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben is presented with the Champions League final man-of-the-match award by former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. The Dutchman's 89th-minute goal secured a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley to give Bayern their fifth European title. Speaking after the match, Robben says his side were "unbelievably strong" and is "really proud" at being part of a victorious team.
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben cannot wait for August's Super Cup clash against former employers Chelsea. The Dutchman produced a match-winning display at Wembley to help seal his side the Champions League title against Borussia Dortmund, laying on his side's first goal for Mario Mandzukic before reacing clear to coolly score the winner with 90 seconds left of normal time. After previous disappointments in the 2010 and 2012 finals, as well as the World Cup 2010 final with Netherlands, Robben is thrilled to get over his hoodoo, particularly as he wil reunite will old colleagues at the start of next season thanks to the Blues' Europa League triumph. "We have more games coming - the Club World Cup, the Super Cup against Chelsea," he told reporters. "Amazing. I'm looking forward to it. I already saw on my mobile I already had text messages from JT [John Terry] and Lamps [Frank Lampard]." "But this is the biggest one, it is the biggest night of my life for sure without a doubt. We spoke about this final for ...
Bayern Munich celebrated their Champions League triumph in style, partying into the night after toppling Borussia Dortmund in a thrilling Wembley encounter. Arjen Robben, who created the first goal before scoring the winner, was joined by his team-mates at the Grosvenor House hotel in Park Lane for the after party. Bastian Schweinsteiger, who missed a penalty in last season's Champions League final, looked delighted as the midfielder tied a scarf around his head to lead the proceedings. And the players were joined by their WAGs as they carried on until 5am. TB
Arjen Robben provided the perfect answer to the doubters by scoring an 88th-minute winner to settle a brilliant Champions League final in favour of Bayern Munich at Wembley.
Ok there has been a lot of news today so let me round it all up Arjen Robben says his winning goal in the Champions League final for Bayern Munich against Borussia Dortmund has avenged past heartbreak in his career. Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Brazil striker Neymar from Santos. Jurgen Klopp has vowed to strengthen his Borussia Dortmund team and reach another final after their Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich. David Beckham's illustrious 20-year playing career is at an end after he was not named in Paris St-Germain's squad to play at Lorient on Sunday. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. American Robbie Rogers has returned to football by signing for Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy, three months after announcing he is *** League One new boys Port Vale have agreed new contracts with four more of their promotion-winning team. Tottenham assistant manager Steffen Freund says Gareth Bale is feeling "positive", despite doubts . ...
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben has put past disappointments behind him with Champions League win
Jurgen Klopp was magnanimous in defeat after watching Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben's late goal condemn Borussia Dortmund to an agonising Uefa Champions League final 2-1 loss at Wembley. The match looked to be heading to extra-time after Dortmund midfielder IIkay Gundogan's 67th minute penalty had cancelled out Mario Mandzukic's opener on the hour. But Robben latched on to Ribery's backheel in the 89th minute before cutely rolling the ball into the net to *** a 2-1 win, to the despair of the travelling Dortmund support. While Klopp was clearly disappointed, he refused to speculate whether that was the fate his charges deserved. "First and foremost, congratulations to Bayern Munich because they won so it's not important to speak about what happened in the game," he told ITV1. "After the game you have to respect the result and that's what we do now." Klopp admitted Dortmund were visibly fatigued in the closing stages and that may have proved to be their downfall. Nevertheless, the former Mainz coach .. ...
Uefa Champions League shared the following link and had this to say about it: Mats Hummels feels Borussia Dortmund "started thinking about extra time" and paid the price when Arjen Robben applied a late killer blow - was the difference between the two finalists?
Arjen Robben: "Everyone told me I'd score the winning goal". Arjen Robben has revealed that his match-winning goal that sealed Bayern Munich’s 2-1 Champions League final victory over Borussia Dortmund was foreseen by fans before the game. The Netherlands international decided the final with an 89th minute strike, and maintained that his winner was predicted prior to the game, while Lahm and Neuer also weighed in.
Bayern Munich wins the Uefa Champions League behind an incredible goal from Arjen Robben :-D Super Duper Final..
Bayern München win the Uefa Champions League in rather German fashion, with a late goal by Arjen Robben that sees the Bavarians leapfrog AC Milan in the all-time rankings, as Bayern clinch a place on the virtual podium for the first time ever. Elsewhere in Europe, Legia won the Polish league, Ludogorets retained the Bulgarian one, Austria Wien secured league honours in Austria, and Partizan continued their run of league championships in Serbia. A lot of domestic Cup Finals took place in the past week as well. Among the winners are Fenerbahçe in Turkey, and Shakhtar in Ukraine, a win that completes a league and cup double for the recent new entry in the top 100. Grasshoppers dropped out of that elite band six years ago, but after ten years without silverware, they won the Swiss Cup on Monday. Attention turns to South America the coming week, as the second legs of the quarter final ties take place.
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund divide Germany over European Cup Fans kitted all in red or black and yellow were in high spirits as thousands braved the weather to watch the final in Germany Cheers of elation and screams of frustration echoed across Berlin as the final whistle blew on a Champions League final featuring two of the country's most loved – and hated – teams for the first time. In the end it was fans of Bayern Munich celebrating into the night after Arjen Robben's decisive goal. While Germans had expected Bayern to win the game, more than two-thirds had hoped the underdogs Borussia Dortmund would prosper. Pubs decked out in yellow and black erupted in cheers as Ilkay Gundogan's penalty hit the back of the net, but in the end they were left disappointed as Bayern won. "It's very emotional," said Donya Zahireddini, a 37-year-old Dortmund supporter. "Dortmund have become so much better. It was a special game because it's the first time two German teams have made it through together. Engla ...
Bayern will now look to complete an unprecedented treble by beating Stuttgart in the German Cup Final next weekend. Arjen Robben scored a heart-stopping 89th-minute winner to earn Bayern Munich a dramatic 2-1 win over German rivals Borussia Dortmund today after a thrilling Champions League final at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Who will be the star of the Champions League final? - Robert Lewandowski - Thomas Muller - Marco Reus - Arjen Robben - Ilkay Gundogan - Franck Ribery - Bastian Schweinsteiger - Other -Ashu
Borussia Dortmund's Champions League hopes were dealt a blow by the confirmation that Mario Gotze will miss the final due to a thigh injury. Kevin Grosskreutz is expected to take the 20-year-old's place in the XI, with Marco Reus shifting into the centre of the attacking trio behind Robert Lewandowski. At the back, Lukasz Piszczek is fit to play, but will undergo thigh surgery in the summer, while Mats Hummels is expected to shake off a minor ankle injury to feature against the club that bred him. Meanwhile, the only major question mark in the Bayern Munich ranks is as to whom will partner Dante at centre-back. With Holger Badstuber missing since December, Daniel Van Buyten and Jerome Boateng have been rotated at the heart of defence, but the Belgian is the more likely to start the final. Toni Kroos remains sidelined after picking up a muscle injury in the quarter-final first leg against Juventus, so Arjen Robben will continue on the right, with Thomas Muller lining up behind lone striker Mario Mandzukic, ...
NEWS UPDATE: - Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has hailed the impact Arjen Robben has made on his side's run to the Champions League final. - Petr Cech and David Luiz have hailed outgoing boss Rafa Benitez and revealed their excitement about the likely arrival of Jose Mourinho. SAQ!
GOD ZEGENE ARJEEN ROBBEN.. :D Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich: Arjen Robben still splits opinions Robben looks likely to leave Bayern after the final but would love to sign off with victory to make amends for last year’s loss.. It was the kind of advert to make you look twice. Firstly, because the footballers were wearing leather shorts and drinking beer. Secondly, because among those doing the drinking was Arjen Robben. The image Robben has in Munich is of a man apart, who, according to Bayern’s great grey eminence Franz Beckenbauer, glories in his own selfishness. Before last year’s European Cup final there were stories of on-field spats with Thomas Müller and of Franck Ribéry punching him in the dressing-room after the semi-final against Real Madrid. He was accused of not being a team player, of going over to the stands to celebrate his goals with his wife, Bernadien, rather than with the rest of the squad. During Bayern Munich’s press day last week prior to today’s Champions League final ...
Cristiano Ronaldo will almost certainly leave Real Madrid before his contract expires in 2015, and despite his apparent differences with José Mourinho the pair could join forces at Chelsea. Madrid's former president and rent-a-quote extraordinaire Roman Calderón suggested Ronaldo's relationship with current president Florentino Pérez is strained because he inherited him, which may lead to the Portuguese's departure. "He did the same with Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder. It was unbelievable that when he came he decided to give them away. Then, the next season, they were playing in the Champions League, in the Bernabeu, against Real Madrid for their respective new clubs." One problem, there. Pérez was president when Ronaldo signed. The modest Calderón has always claimed he agreed the deal to bring Ronaldo to Madrid from Manchester United, only he had been ousted when the Portuguese joined in 2009, so officially, Pérez gets the credit. "No matter what Ramon tells you, it was Florentino who brought you ...
Bayern eye more records in league finale Heynckes will be replaced by ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola next month, but the current squad are hungry for titles. Bayern held their Champions League media open day on Tuesday with 190 reporters from 18 countries quizzing stars Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben and Thomas Mueller about what will be their third European final in four years. Read more...
Arjen Robben says the pressure is on Borussia Dortmund ahead of the Champions League final:
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Ash: Well that wasnt a bad season. Finished 10th in the League made the FA Cup Final and The Quarter Final of the Capital One Cup. Over all im very happy, This season we are in the Qualifiers of the Europa League after losing to Manchester City in the FA Cup Final but had already made it into the Champions League. Squad wise, we are losing quite a few players. Xabi Alonso, Arjen Robben, Peter Crouch, Kazim-Richards, Lescott, David Fox, David Edwards, Ashley Young, Paul McGowen, Faris Haroun, Franck Ribery and Jose Baxter. So far we have Paul Dejyothin, 20 coming in for £130,000 Richard Cann, 19 coming in for £475,000 and Jack Butland £6m. Free signings Maximillano Gonzalez, 19 year old Argentine Defensive Midfielder comes from River Plate. Played 42 games for them last season scoring 3 goals and getting 9 assists Ricardo Riviere, 19 Year old French Midfielder from Orleans played 37 games for them last season scoring 6 goals and getting 3 assists Eduardo Martin, 18 year old central defender from Real So ...
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes will have to make do without the services of Arjen Robben in this weekend's Bundesliga match against Nurnberg and Tuesday's Champions League game versus Valencia due to a muscle injury.The winger picked up the knock in the international friendly between Netherlands and Germany on Wednesday, and will be out of action for the foreseeable future."He will not be available for tomorrow's game, and won't feature against Valencia either," Heynckes was quoted as saying on the club's official website.It is not yet exactly known how long Robben will be sidelined due to the knock, but Bayern are hopeful that he will be back in time for next week's home match versus Hannover.The Dutchman has made only five Bundesliga appearances so far this term due to his ongoing injury worries.
Bayern Munich - Hoffenheim Preview: Bavarians look to bounce back from Champions League shock Jupp Heynckes' side saw their winning start to the season ended abruptly by BATE in Europe on Tuesday but can take heart from their 7-1 thrashing of Saturday's guests in March. Bayern suffered a humilating loss to BATE Borisov in midweek, and have been further taxed by the news that Franck Ribery is likely to miss this clash, while Arjen Robben has still not recovered from the problem that forced him to miss the trip to Minsk. Accordingly, Thomas Muller will continue on the right wing, with Xherdan Shaqiri slotting in on the left, with Toni Kroos playing as a No.10. However, long-term absentees David Alaba and Mario Gomez are still working their way back to fitness after their respective pre-season foot and ankle injuries, allowing Holger Badstuber to keep his place at left-back and Mario Mandzukic to start up front, despite Claudio Pizarro featuring against Werder Bremen. Injuries and suspension, meanwhile, have ...
Bayern Munich's star wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben should be fit to play the midweek Champions League clash against Spanish outfit Valencia coach Jupp Hey
Arjen Robben is a major doubt for Bayern Munich's Champions League tie on Wednesday against Valencia...
The Czech Republic goalkeeper shrugged off criticism in recent years to produce moments of brilliance for Chelsea in 2011-12. Petr Cech was one of Roberto Di Matteo's most important players during their triumphant Champions League campaign, as he pulled off a handful of superb stops against Barcelona in both legs of Chelsea's semi-final against the reigning champions, before then putting in a match-winning performance in the final against Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old not only saved a penalty from Arjen Robben in extra-time in Munich, he then went on to save two further spot-kicks in the penalty shoot-out to hand his side victory. His fine performances at club level led to him winning the Czech Golden Ball for an astonishing seventh time in eight years. Moment of the Season - The save he made with his legs from Arjen Robben's penalty kick in extra-time in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich kept his side in the match, and diminished the Dutchman's influence for the remainder of the game. 201 ...
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Franck Ribery has admitted that he is not the best of friends with his Bayern Munich team-mate Arjen Robben. The France international and his Dutch counterpart had to be pulled apart after an angry exchange of words at half-time during the Bavarians' Champions League semi-final first-leg clash with Real Madrid in April, and the former Galatasaray winger was reportedly fined €50,000 for striking his colleague.Ribery made a point of fist-bumping Robben after netting the winner in the Bundesliga clash with Werder Bremen the following weekend, but the 29-year-old has confessed that while the pair continue to have the utmost respect for one another, they are by no means close. "We are not the best friends in the world," the former Marseille man admitted during an interview with Kicker. "But we respect each other. We are completely different." Bayern went onto defeat Madrid in spite of Ribery and Robben's dressing-room bust-up, but Jupp Heynckes' men were ultimately left heartbroken after being beaten by Chel ...
Arjen Robben: You're so full of it!!! Six of your ANGRY Bayern Munich teamates will kick your *** tonight for your PENALTY miss in Champions League final game against Chealsea!! Its PAYBACK Netherland!!! Los Deutschland! Los Deutschland!!! And Die Manschaaft spread their plague! (sing it!!)
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"Germany will win because they don't have Arjen Robben and Mario Gomez will use more hair product than he did in the Champions League final"
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Bayern Munich jumped to winger Arjen Robben's defence on Wednesday after he was jeered by the club's fans in a friendly match, days after missing a penalty in their Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.
Arjen Robben, representing the Netherlands, was booed by Bayern Munich fans during a badly-timed friendly match at the Allianz Arena.
...who owes his Champions League medal to Petr Cech's peanlty save on Arjen Robben ;)
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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has claimed to have had a hand in Arjen Robben's missed penalty kick in their Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich.The Nigerian has revealed that he told the former Blues winger that Petr Cech knew which way he would go, with the Czech goalkeeper indeed guessing correctly and keeping the effort out.
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm claims Champions League defeat to Chelsea was unfair.But the reality is that Bayern were simple wasteful, they had more shot on goal but only 24 % on target while the Blues had 33% on target. Arjen Robben was the game's leading shooter with 15 shots, but he, too, was inaccurate with only six on target. Didier Drogba had five shots and two chances, scoring from one of them.
John Obi Mikel has admitted resorting to mind games to make Arjen Robben fluff his penalty kick in Chelsea's Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich.
ELEGY WRITTEN IN MUNICH Sorry Bayern Munich; Adieu Arjen Robben. The spirit of PdO (PAULtheOCTOPUS) that cost you the World Cup trophy in 2010 has not left you. Robben is arguably tormented by an evil spirit called PdO. When Robben failed to score the penalty, I had no choice than to start writing his epitaph (this will be unveiled by Arsene Wenger and Drogba after the Euro 2012). Chelsea should thank their stars that the Terrific John did not play. If not, we would have watched another block-buster movie entitled, “Moscow Nightmare in Munich”. It’s better that Chelsea won the Champions League than Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich is unarguably an extension of Manchester United. I was told that the real meaning of Manchester United in Deustche is Bayern Munich. The 2011/2012 football year will remain fresh in the anal of football history. JIPITI, Man U successfully failed to lift the EPL trophy; WURURU, Barcelona and Messi were given a KO; while GRAGRA, Bayern Munich was pushed off the couch by Dortmund ...
BERTRAND: FROM BERMONDSEY TO BAVARIA Posted on: Mon 21 May 2012 One game and one winner's medal into his Champions League career, Ryan Bertrand has thanked Roberto Di Matteo for showing the trust in him to start in Munich. The 22-year-old made his debut in Europe's top competition on Saturday night, in only his 13th Chelsea start, but contributed hugely in an unfamiliar left-wing role to help null the threat of both Arjen Robben and Bayern captain Philipp Lahm, before heroics from Petr Cech and Didier Drogba helped us lift our first ever European Cup. Only given the nod by the interim coach on Saturday afternoon, Bertrand was inspired by messages from his family as he reflected on a childhood growing up playing on Bermondsey estates, more than 150 games on loan away from Stamford Bridge, and his manager's faith. 'I did my best to put everything to the back of my mind and take it as another game, but I had all these images flashing through my head of where I have come from and thinking about doing myself j ...
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben was left to rue his extra-time penalty miss following the Champions League final loss to Chelsea.
Fernando Torres says Chelsea's Champions League triumph is a 'dream come true' for everyone associated with west London club. Torres praised the hard work of the team, who turned their season around to secure Champions League glory over Bayern Munich on Saturday. Chelsea completed the European and FA Cup double after defeating Bayern in a dramatic penalty shootout in Munich. Thomas Mueller put Bayern in front on 83 minutes before Didier Drogba equalised with a header two minutes from time. Drogba, who conceded a penalty in extra-time only to see former team-mate Arjen Robben miss from the spot, then struck the winning effort in the shootout. "This is a dream come true for everybody connected with the club, and not just for me," Torres said. "We felt at times throughout the season that we had nothing going for us but look at us now. We've won two trophies and that has given us the chance to fight for three more next season. "This is football. You should never give up because the rewards are there if you wo ...
bAYern-chelseA ooops sory! european champion sory chelseA fans. .I mistaked That. THEY ARE NOW THE BEST IN EUROPE BECAUSE THEY BEAT ALL THE BEST- the Report chelsea beat bayern on @ their homeground 4-3 on penalties after playing 1 all draw. Bayern had much the better of the game, missed numerous chances in the first-half and were made to wait until the 83rd minute for the opener when Thomas Muller appeared at the back post to head past Petr Cech. Despite a lack of ambition until then, Chelsea were not done and equalised in a thrilling finale when Didier Drogba headed home from the Blues' first corner of the game with two minutes left to go. Drogba almost turned from hero to villain as he tripped Franck Ribery in the box in the first period of extra-time but Cech saved Arjen Robben's penalty low down to his left. The rest of the game yielded no goals and it was left to penalties to decide the winner. It looked like Chelsea would lose the shootout as Juan Mata missed, but Ivica Olic - with his last kick ...
HOW DID CHELSEA WIN THE CHAMPION'S LEAGUE . So how did they do it? Often the underdogs throughout the campaign, Chelsea travelled to the Allianz Arena with nothing more than a chance. That’s what the bookmakers and experts would have you believe. But this is football, and we should know better. The Blues proved against Barcelona that over 90 minutes – or even 180 – the best team doesn’t always win. And, once again, Roberto Di Matteo’s side did the job they needed to do. True, a little bit of luck went their way they needed it, notably in the first half when Petr Cech’s low save from an Arjen Robben strike bounced down and hit the frame of the goal, and when Franck Ribery's tap-in was correctly flagged for offside. They say you make your own luck though, and it was no coincidence that the goalkeeper of the winning team on penalties went the right way for every single spot kick. Petr Cech guessed right in extra time, and got that little bit of fortune when Robben’s penalty squirmed under his b ...
Frank Lampard paid tribute to Didier Drogba after savouring Chelsea's Champions League-winning night in Munich. The 33-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from West Ham in 2001, hit one of the Blues' four successful penalties after the final finished 1-1 after normal and extra time. Arjen Robben missed a penalty in the first extra period on his and Munich's home ground before Lampard, David Luiz and Ashley Cole slotted from the spot ahead of Drogba's winning kick. Lampard, who captained the west London club for the night in the absence of the suspended John Terry, said: "I can't believe it. The determination we've shown... we didn't play fantastic but the main man Didier dug us out of trouble there. "He's a hero. Without him we're not here. He scores the goals in the big games. It means everything. "We've been so many years trying to do this. This is the one we really wanted and we've got it." Asked whether the win should lead to interim manager Roberto Di Matteo being given the job permanently, Lampar ...
Naijaurban shared the following link: Chelsea won the Uefa Champions League after beating Bayern Munich in a penalty shootout in the final at Fussball Arena Munchen on Sunday (AEST). Chelsea won the shootout 4-3. The score at the end of extra-time was 1-1. Arjen Robben had the game's first chance in the 21st minute but the
Chelsea avenged penalty heartbreak in Moscow with a shootout victory of their own to win an exhiliarating Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Didier Drogba was the man to exorcise the demons of that sodden night in Russia, forcing extra-time with an 88th-minute header that made it 1-1 before striking the decisive spot-kick to sate owner Roman Abramovich's greatest craving. Roberto Di Matteo - whose future remains inconceivably unclear - must have felt the pull of destiny as he watched Drogba drag his side back from the brink and then old boy Arjen Robben miss an extra-time penalty. Chelsea unashamedly followed their Barcelona blueprint but Bayern, who seemed set for an historic win at their own ground when Thomas Muller broke the deadlock on 83, only had their own profligacy to blame. The Blues had needed 37 minutes to fashion a real chance while Mario Gomez miscued and miscontrolled at the other end, as Robben drove high, wide and against a post. The interval came and went, Bayern reward still ...
Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes says Chelsea should make Roberto Di Matteo their permanent manager after he led the Blues to the Champions League.
Didier Drogba went through the full range of emotions on a night when he delivered the first Champions League title to Chelsea, in perhaps his last match for the London club. Drogba's dramatic, perfect header in the 88th minute against Bayern Munich leveled the final at 1-1 and sent it into extra time. It was his 34th Champions League goal and perhaps the most memorable. He then gave away a needless extra-time penalty that was saved by Petr Cech from Arjen Robben, before driving home the final spot-kick in the shootout that clinched the title. Drogba ran to the side and threw himself onto the ground, to be buried for minutes under a frenzied pile of his blue-shirted teammates. He then took off his shirt and ran to the opposite sideof Bayern's Allianz Arena, prancing in front of the jubilant supporters. And then, he held Cech in a long embrace, thanking the Chelsea goalkeeper for saving his -- and Chelsea's -- night with his save of Robben's penalty.
This is a tribute to one of the most vital players last nights Champions League game. Probably one of the most important players to put on a Chelsea shirt in the last decade without his help we would just have never one the trophy and I'm sure that Bayern Munich would be celebrating today. Your years of service will not be forgotten Arjen Robben.
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Some Bayern Munich players including Arjen Robben refused to take penalties in their shoot-out defeat by Chelsea in the Champions League final on Saturday, forcing coach Jupp Heynckes to nominate keeper Manuel Neuer, Heynckes told reporters."Some of my players did not feel sure enough or confident enough to take penalties," Heynckes said.
Latest Bayern Munich 1-1 Chelsea (after extra time) Penalty shoot-out: Bayern Munich 3-4 Chelsea WRAP: And as John Terry finally gets the big silver thing to himself, he lifts it towards the Munich sky and completes possibly one of the most unlikely triumphs in the history of European football. This is a Chelsea side of some superb players, some very good players, and some ordinary ones. What has lifted them to the pinnacle of Europe tonight is a mixture of many things - spirit, skill, experience, a sense of occasion, and yes, a little luck. You feel bad for Bayern Munich - not that many non-Bayern-supporting Germans will feel the same way - and worse still for Tottenham Hotspur, who have been knocked out of next season's Champions League without even playing in it. Not even Everton, you'll note, managed that feat. But while many teams of great ability have never won the Champions League, no team without an iron will and perfect cohesion has ever won it. For that, in my view, you've got to look to Roberto ...
Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will move to Man Utd after Champions League loss to Chelsea Sky Sports News UNDERSTANDS. lol
Stats from Saturday's Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea at the Allianz Arena, Munich. Pre-game stats * No London club has ever won the European Cup/Champions League. Only five European capitals have produced a winner - Madrid (9), Amsterdam (4), Lisbon (2), Bucharest (1) and Belgrade (1). * Arjen Robben played for Chelsea from 2004 to 2007, scoring 19 goals in ...
Bayern Munich are going to take the Champions League title today!! (: Chelsea will not be able to stop Arjen Robben or Frank Ribery!
Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich is no second-rate final The dream Champions League final, in pure football terms, would have been Barcelona versus Real Madrid. But the world’s two Best Players, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, both fluffed penalties in the semi-finals, leaving us with the thinking fan’s final, instead. Which isn’t to say that Bayern Munich against Chelsea is a dull second-best. European club football’s most coveted trophy and, in some ways, its soul and UEFA boss Michel Platini’s ambitions for the future will all be in play when the sober Bavarian and glitzy west London teams meet at the Allianz Arena in Munich. A final with the Spanish giants might have produced a better show and a bigger global television audience. But Bayern vs. Chelsea could be more significant, philosophically. Bayern touts itself as a model for the type of club Platini wants to see and is pushing for: Financially sound and adroitly managed, profitable for the past 19 years, living within its means, not behold ...
Arjen Robben + Bastian Schweinsteiger are fit to play in the Champions League final.
Bayern Munich's Former Chelsea player Arjen Robben has warmed up for Saturday's Champions League final by claiming the Londoners were a better side to watch when he was playing at Stamford Bridge.
Guardian >> Chelsea have to fend off volatile Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery | David Pleat
Arjen Robben vows to be fit for Champions League final - Goal.com
Obviously, in Uefa Champions League, home advantage means much less in the Finals because the tickets are allocated equally between home and away fans (17,500 each); the remaining 21,000 are allocated to neutrals and UEFA nobs. Given the greater propensity of English fans to buy on the black market, Chelsea might even end up with a majority. That notwithstanding, Bayern have got what it takes to triumph over their rival - Chelsea. Let’s see how Chelsea’s only hope (Drogba) beats Jerome Boateng, Philipp Lahm, one of the finest attacking full-backs in world football, and the most laughable, how Jose Bosingwa contains the devastating performance of Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franck Ribery, Toni Kroos and Mario Gomez, who is one of the most feared strikers in Europe with 12 goals in champions league, second only to Lionel Messi. Sure, I give it to Bayern! Just being objective & not joining issues with any fans!
I'm tempted to fellowship at Prophet T.B Joshua's Synagogue. This will only happened if Muller will indeed pass a ball to Arjen Robben to score in the first half for Bayern Munich in their Uefa Champions League finals.
Arjen Robben has followed the example of team-mate Daniel Van Buyten by extending his contract with Uefa Champions League finalists FC Bayern München. The winger has added two more years to a deal which was due to expire at the end of next season and consequently is now tied to the Bundesliga club until June 2015. On Monday, Van Buyten prolonged his expiring terms by a further 12 months. The 28-year-old, who joined the Bavarians in 2009 from Real Madrid CF, said: "I've always emphasised that I
"If losing the German Cup Final means winning the Champions League final, I'd sign that here and now" - Arjen Robben - why not win BOTH?
Purely out of respect for Arjen Robben, I've decided Bayern Munich should win the champions league
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