Bayern München will face a Champions League final in their own Allianz Arena stadium on Saturday the 19th of May against the English and London team Chelsea.
They had to beat previous nine-time champions Real Madrid to do it – but they did it in Madrid, in the end having to go to penalties.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was one of the heroes of the game after having stopped Madrid’s two penalties from none other than Cristiano Ronaldo [first penalty miss since 2009] and the Brazilian Kaka who came late into the game.
Ronaldo scored twice for Real early in the game before Arjen Robben booked a goal for Bayern in what was a frantic and great first half which left both teams tied – it equalled the aggregate score in the series 3-3, and evened the away goals 1-1.
It was a courageous thing for Robben to step up to take the penalty and many Bayern fans gasped remembering his important penalty miss only 10 days ago when Bayern more or less conceded the Bundesliga title to rivals Borussia Dortmund. [see Bundesliga standings updated -http://www.kicker.de/news/fussball/bundesliga/spieltag/1-bundesliga/2011-12/spieltag.html ]
However he made no mistake this time – the shot was well placed and sneaked in despite Casillas’s actually getting just a touch of it on the way in past his own post into the back of the net.
Mario Gomez from Bayern München, that is, thanks Mario Gomez from Chile!
Footballer Gomez was so moved by this great story of humanity and human recovery he vowed that he would use them as his inspiration.He also noted that he scored three goals and that there were also 33 miners who were rescued and his team jersey number is ‘33’.
In Chinese numerology – in which the sound of the Chinese word that the number name sounds similar to will bring luck – the number 3 sounds similar to the character for “birth” and is it thus considered a very lucky number. While ‘33’ is an obviously a less auspicious number in consideration of modern German history – beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it worked for him!
Footballer Gómez comes from an Upper Swabian village by Stutgart and is of German-Spanish descent, with a Spanish father from Granada and a German mother and has retained both nationalities.He chose at an early age however to just play for Germany and has done so for the German national team in 2002 at the age of 17.
In contrast to the habit of many ‘prima-donna’ type football stars who are so often ego-driven and intellectually challenged - this time Gomez unselfishly said after the game that he had benefited from ‘ three excellent assists’.It seems that the Chilean miners may have also affected his ego in a socially positive way – we wish him many more goals in the next weeks and month – Bayern will need them!
See also – http://www.euro-2012-blog.com/
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