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Heynckes signs off

On Unique FC

A star added to the Bayern Munich crest. Yes, they were crowned champions domestically and in Europe for the fifth time in the 2012/2013 season. It was coming sooner or later with the disappointments faced in 2010 and 2012. This Bayern Munich team have been resilient and the signing of Pep Guardiola is a mark of intent as to which direction the club is heading. Having said that, one cannot take away credit from an exceptional Borussia Dortmund team who have lost only twice in the tournament overcoming the likes of Manchester City, Malaga and Real Madrid to reach the final. Klopp has built a team which have stood firm following their recent success and although the underdogs for the final, no one could question their display against the German and European champions. Their only weakness was a lack of sharpness in the centre of defence with the pairing of Hummels and Subotic. It cost them dearly and Klopp admitted that the final that may happen in Berlin, two years from now, is a realistic target for Dortmund. Only a brave man, with one of the strongest mentalities could make such a claim straight after a loss in the final. As Lineker said, “football is a game played by 22 men kicking a ball about for 90 minutes and at the end the Germans win.... and lose”. I couldn’t agree more after watching these two teams dominate the biggest names in European football, Real Madrid and Barcelona, to say the least.

It was a night of joy in particular for Arjen Robben who savoured that late goal. This man has endured heartache after his displays in the 2010 world cup and the 2012 champions league finals. He missed several chances against Spain only for Iniesta to capitalise late into the game to crown them world champions in 2010. And against Chelsea, it was a night to forget for Robben. He missed several chances including a penalty into extra time which could have given them the edge over Chelsea. Subsequently, he did not step up to take a penalty after extra time clearly down to his lack of confidence as a result of his missed chances.

However yesterday, there was no better player than Robben in the second half. He took his chances well and was sharp on the ball. He looked threatening cutting in from the wing, trademark Robben, but better. He capitalised well on the lack of concentration from Subotic and Hummels to finish cooly into the corner of the goal getting the better of weidenfeller for only the second time in the game. Bayern Munich deserved that win and Robben’s tears at the end sums up what that trophy and performance meant to him. Jupp Heynckes’ tears in his post match conference against Borussia Mönchengladbach were justified as he is the only manager ever to reach the champions league finals for every team he has managed in the champions league. He leaves with his head held high only to set up the stage for the incoming, Pep Gurdiola.

Zumba, Zumba Time

On Flowers and Butterflies

Woop woop!! Its almost time for my Zumba class! For those of you who don't know, Zumba is like the greatest thing ever. It is essentially dance aerobics, but you are doing Latin dance moves, set to the hottest Latin music. It is non stop fun and it is a great way to get the blood flowing.

I have been doing Zumba for about 2 years now and it is honestly one of the best things that I have done in a while. I feel so energized and in shape when I am dancing around to some really awesome music. The thing about it is that it feels more fun, than a workout. So I will be sweating up a storm for 45 minutes and ready to go again in no time.

If any of you gals are thinking of joining a class, make sure you do your research on the type of zumba shoes you will be getting. You are going to be doing a lot of movements on the feet and you definitely don't want to wear something that will hurt your feet or be uncomfortable to dance in.

I am too much of a Zumba addict, so if you are following this blog, I will update it with anything fun or interesting that I may experience in class, or feel like sharing.

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