Bayern Munich won the 2013 Champions League final by defeating arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund, with the help of a dramatic late goal from Arjen Robben.
It may sound mythical, but no football club in the open era has managed to win the Champions League in consecutive years. All the big names including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have won the coveted trophy - but no club has done it two years in a row.
Bayern Munich are undoubtedly the best football club in the world at the moment. They shattered Barcelona's dominance in Europe by recording a 7-0 aggregate win over the Blaugrana in the Champions League last season. They won the treble under ex-manager Jupp Heynckes and are now being managed by former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.
Guardiola won 13 of the 16 tournaments he contested for with Barcelona, and another treble with Bayern Munich is possibly the only way he can justify his appointment as manager of the Bavarians.
Bayern have incredible squad depth and a scintillating mixture of young talents and experienced players. They also acquired German wonderkid Mario Gotze from Borussia Dortmund, signalling their intent to the footballing world.
Bayern will be looking to continue dominating Europe and defend their Champions League crown. They are on top of the Bundesliga and they cruised into the knockout stages of this season's Champions League. Bayern Munich could well and truly create history this season.
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