Arjen Robben has made a mends for past underperformances in Champions League Finals to snatch a last-minute matchwinner and give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.
Mario Mandzukic gave the Bavarians the lead on the hour mark with a close-range header, but a foul by Dante on Marco Reus allowed Ilkay Gundogan to level proceedings from the penalty spot nine minutes later.
But Robben with only moments to spare in normal time stole the ball and squeezed it past Roman Weidenfeller to give the side their fifth Champions League triumph. The odds at sports.bwin.com/en/champions-league had Bayern as heavy favourites for this match though.
Mats Hummels overcame an ankle strain to start in defence, but it was the absence of playmaker Mario Goetze that grabbed the headlines, as the start was out of action with a hamstring injury.
Jakub Blaszczykowski started things off positively for BVB, with a volley from distance flying off target on 11 minutes.
And Robert Lewandowski forced Bayern 'keeper Manuel Neuer to make his first save of the match moments later when he clipped a driving shot over the crossbar.
Reus and Sven Bender again brought the best out of Neuer, as the shot-stopper made saved the 'visitors' from taking the lead from their low angled efforts.
Weidenfeller was called into action on 25 minutes when Mandzukic's towering header was spectacularly tipped away.
Robben then had the first of several chances on goal when he played himself through, but the BVB No. 1 raced off his line to close down the Dutchman, who should have passed to a team-mate.
Lewandowski both had chances to put their respective teams ahead before half-time, with the Polish international being denied by Neuer and the winger firing straight at Weidenfeller after a miscued clearance from Hummels.
No matter how much Dortmund seemed the liekly to break the deadlock, it was Bayern Munich who took the lead on the hour mark, when Robben latched on a Franck Ribery through-pass, who then squared it for Mandzukic to guide over the line and make it 1-0.
But the lead didn't last too long, as Dante caught Reus in the stomach with his leg in the penalty area, and the referee pointed to the spot. And Gundogan slotted it into the bottom-right corner, sending Neuer the wrong way.
Bayern should have regained the lead with 20 minutes to go after Thomas Muller's cross found Robben. The Dutchman tapped the ball toward the back of the net, but Neven Subotic's clearing sliding tackle on the line prevented a goal.
David Alaba and Bastian Schweinsteiger's long-range missiles kept Weidenfeller on his toes, but it was to be Robben's day, as the speedy player bet the offside trap and Weidenfeller on 89 minutes with a deft shot, sending the trophy back to the AllianzArena.