Bayern munchen and borussia dortmund acted with an open face, celebrated modern football of the first order and made the hearts of the fans beat faster.
But the people of munich also have a lot to be grateful to BVB: because the yellow-and-black team had driven the record champions to a frenzy in the last two years, a new superteam grew up in munich that has shattered all records this season.
Borussia met bayern in the final at eye level, there was no sign of the 25-point gap in the championship. However, in contrast to the lost finals in 2010 and 2012, the munich choir managed to win the K.O.-strike. Arjen robben, of all people, the dutchman who was often punished as an ego gambler and who had plunged bayern into the valley of the tears last year with his missed penalties, was the acclaimed matchwinner.
The third defeat in the final in four years ruined an incredible season. Instead, the record champion now has the opportunity to make the triple perfect with a cup win against stuttgart. Jupp heynckes, who was actually only brought in as a transitional coach, leaves his successor pep guardiola a difficult legacy.