Match of the Decade No.13 “Bayern Munich win all-German Champions League final.”

Number 13: “Bayern Munich win all-German Champions League final.”

Match: Borussia Dortmund 1 -2 Bayern Munich | Date: 25th May 2013 | Competition: Champions League Final

For me, this game was the peak of German football in the 21st century.

At Wembley Stadium, arguably the two best German sides I’ve ever seen collided to win the most illustrious competition in club-football.

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Introducing… “ByJohnSmith’s 15 Favourite Football Matches Of The Decade.”

You’ve just got to love the catchy headline. 

The 2010s have been a sensational decade for football. We’ve seen arguably the greatest team of all time, two of the all-time greats dominate around the world, and underdog stories that will last a lifetime.

Starting this Friday, I’ll be ranking my 15 personal favourite football matches from across the decade that should conclude on the 27th of December. That is… unless University work disrupts this schedule. I’ve been planning this series for quite a while now and I’m excited to see the responses to it.

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Arsenal confirm the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund for a fee believed to be around £18 million.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos

The 30-year-old started off his senior career as a prospect of the AEK Athens Academy. The Greek defender made his debut for the club in 2005 and went on to make just over 50 appearances for the club. Sokratis has also played Genoa, AC Milan, and Werder Bremen. While his playing time for the Rossoneri was limited, he did earn a medal after the club won the league in the 2010-11 league season.

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