Bayern Munich win Champions League team prize

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UEFA have announced their Champions League 2012/13 award winners, with AC Milan defender Philippe Mexes scooping the prize for the best goal of the tournament.

The Frenchman pulled off an audacious overhead kick against Anderlecht in the group stages to help his side claim a 3-1 away win.

Unsurprisingly Bayern Munich claim the Team of the Tournament prize after their final triumph at Wembley on Saturday against Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund.

There was some consolation for Dortmund as their entertaining manager Jurgen Klopp scooped the Coach of the Tournament award.

Jupp Heynckes' Bayern Munich were in imperious form as they claimed European glory, going through the group stages with just one loss on their record, before beating Barcelona and Juventus with a combined 11-0 victory across four games in the knockout stages.

It was their semi-final victory over Barcelona which earned the best result of the tournament accolade. A 4-0 first leg win against the Spanish giants did most of the damage before a historic 3-0 victory at the Camp Nou put the icing on the cake.

That set up a final showdown against Dortmund in which they put to bed the demons of defeat in last year's final against Chelsea thanks to goals from Mario Mandzukic and Arjen Robben.

Other awards handed out by UEFA include the best save of the tournament, won by AC Milan's Christian Abbiati for his effort against Zenit St. Peterburg.

The best moment of the tournament was handed to Dinamo Zagreb after Ivan Krstanovic's goal against Dynamo Kiev stopped his side becoming only the third in Champions League history to go through the group stages without finding the back of the net.

Full UEFA Champions League awards:

Team: FC Bayern München

Goal: Philippe Mexès (AC Milan)

Coach: Jürgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund)

Result: FC Barcelona 0-7 FC Bayern München

Moment: Ivan Krstanović (GNK Dinamo Zagreb)

Save(s): Christian Abbiati (AC Milan)

Surprise package: Galatasaray AŞ

Newcomer: Isco (Málaga CF)

Quote: Scott Brown (Celtic) on being asked if his side's pre-game ritual include any taken from the film Braveheart: "Yes, We watch Braveheart, and before every game we also put our kilts on and all dance together"

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