A rather strange thing happened to our bet placed with William Hill on Arjen Robben to score and Bayern Munich to win. The Reds did end up winning and the Dutchman did score only that in extra time, which put him on a well-known La Bestia Negra for Dortmund nickname as he was the one to send the Champions League trophy back to Munich.
The match itself was really fast-paced with the opponents knowing each other very well, there wasn’t much with which they could have surprised each other. Pep Guardiola opted to confide in Hojberg’s abilities and what a great gamble that was. The 18 years old Bayern player was on the pitch for 100 minutes, and was amazing against a Dortmund team that was hell bent on injuries. The first to fall was Bayern’s captain Philipp Lahm who had to be replaced after just 30 minutes of play.
Mats Hummels header in the second half may or may not have gone into the net, while the defender may or may not have been in an offside position, which may end up being as confusing as it was for the referee. Marco Reus also had some powerful shots, but Manuel Neuer was right there in post to provide some great saves.
The extra time needed some individual spark to break off the deadlock, and such honor went to Dortmund’s nightmare: Bayern Munich’s number 10, Arjen Robben fired a shot from very close range, and Weidenfeller couldn’t do much, but go inside the net with the ball. During extra time, Thomas Müller took advantage of a well-placed Pizarro pass, outran Schmelzer and scored for what was Bayern’s second goal of the night that sealed the deal of Bayern defending their DFB Pokal title.
Result: -5 units, bet lost