Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bayern Munich wins Champions League 2013 Title

Arjen Robben has done it for Bayern Munich... in his third attempt...
With minutes left to play and the biggest game in club football once again in his hands, Dutch star Arjen Robben made sure he didn't miss this time.... He scored the all important game winning goal and Bayern Munich beat their German rivals Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London’s Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2013.

Captain Philipp Lahm of Bayern Munich lifts the Champions League trophy 2013

Here are some of the moments during Bayern Munich's 2-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund at the Champions League finals.

Bayern Munich's striker Mario Mandzukic celebrates scoring the opening goal with Bayern Munich’s Dutch midfielder Arjen Robben
Pic courtesy: CHRISTOF STACHE, AFP/Getty Images

Robben celebrates winning goal for Bayern Munich 
Pic courtesy: AP/Matt Dunham

The Bayern Munich players celebrate Champions League victory by throwing outgoing head coach Jupp Heynckes into the air

Bayern Munich crowned Champions League 2012-13 season winners at the Wembley Stadium, London
Pic courtesy: Reuters

Captain Philipp Lahm of Bayern Munich lifts the UEFA Champions League Trophy with his teammates
Pic coutesy: AP Photo

Bayern Munich players pose with the Champions League trophy for one more time 

This season has been a good success for the German clubs witnessing the first ever all-German Champions League final. Hope we see some good competition in the coming season from the Spanish, Italian and the English counterparts. 

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

F1: Kimi Raikkonen wins Australian Grand prix...

Kimi Raikkonen got off to a perfect start in the 2013 F1 season by winning the Australian Grand prix in Melbourne last weekend. Riding on a 2 pit-stop strategy, the Finn Raikkonen preserved his car and drove an impeccable race and scored a victory for his Lotus team.
Fernando Alonso of Ferrari and reigning F1 champion Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull Racing completed the podium at the Australian Grand Prix F1 race.

Finn Kimi Raikkonen with the Australian Grand Prix 2013 F1 title for Lotus
Pic courtesy: Kimi Raikkonen (Twitter)

F1 2013 Season - Race 1 round-up
Race  - Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
Date  -  15-17 March, 2013

Pole Position after qualification: 
1. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing-Renault
2. Mark Webber of Red Bull Racing-Renault
3. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes

Podium Finishes: 
1. Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus-Renault
2. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari
3. Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing-Renault

2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Podium winners - Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel 
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Kimi Raikkonen, Alonso and Vettel celebrate podium finishes at the Australian F1 Grand prix
Pic courtesy: Getty Images

Kimi Raikkonen in his Lotus racing car at the 2013 season of F1 Australian Grand prix in Melbourne
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Australian Grand Prix Pole positions for Vettel, Webber and Hamilton
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A good start for the F1 season.. seems Lotus, Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes all have good speeds and will compete to win races this F1 season... would be interesting to see what happens in the next race... 

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Nadal and Sharapova - Winners of BNP Paribas Open

Rafael Nadal won his first major tournament after his comeback from a long injury layoff... in a tournament which fared the entire fab four group of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray. It is an amazing comeback by Nadal and looks like he is a force to reckon with again...

Rafael Nadal staved off quite a challenge by the tall Argentinian Juan Martin Del Potro beating him 4-6 6-3 6-4 in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open 2013 men's championships.

Rafael Nadal with Indian Wells BNP Paribas trophy celebrating his big victory after a long injury layoff...
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Rafael Nadal wins Indian Wells Open beating Juan Martin Del Potro in a hard fought victory
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In the BNP Paribas Open women's championships, Maria Sharapova beat Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 for an easy victory. This is the Russian’s first title of the season and 28th overall.

Maria Sharapova with her BNP Paribas trophy after beating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the finals at Indian Wells
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Russian top seeded Maria Sharapova with her Indian Wells BNP Paribas trophy poses for a photograph in front of WTA 40 Love campaign
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A good start for both Sharapova and Nadal.. hope they continue their form for the rest of the season too!
The men's season looks quite promising with Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray in the race... plus Del Potro, Berdych and Tsonga giving a good fight too.. tight and fighting tournaments ahead for the mens :) 

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