September 22, 2015

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Robert Lewandowski scores fastest five goals in Budesliga history –
Robert Lewandowski scored five goals in nine minutes after coming on as a substitute for Bayern Munich in their Bundesliga victory against Wolfsburg. Bayern trailed 1-0 at half-time, when Lewandowski came on for Thiago. Six minutes later, the Poland international netted his first goal of the night from close range. Lewandowski added four more in quick succession to record the fastest five goals scored by one player in Bundesliga history. [BBC]
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Volkswagen CEO: ‘We have totally screwed up’ –
The President and CEO of Volkswagen’s US group has admitted that the company “totally screwed up” in using software to rig emissions tests. Michael Horn told an audience in New York that Volkswagen had been “dishonest” and that their actions went against their own “values”. Last Friday, US regulators said VW diesel cars had much higher emissions than tests had suggested. Some other governments have announced they will also investigate. [BBC]

Heist havoc: US bank robber shot by customer –
A US bank robber has ended up in hospital after his heist went spectacularly wrong and he was shot by a customer of the bank he was trying to hold up. The drama unfolded in the Michigan city of Warren. The robber was in the middle of holding up the bank and was about to be given money by the teller when he was shot in both arms and a leg by a bank customer, according to the Local 4 news station. The robber fled the bank but was later found by police lying on the street, bleeding. The bank robber is now in hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The customer, who had a concealed weapon licence, is co-operating with police. [Daily Telegraph]

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May 28, 2016

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Real Madrid lift Champions League on penalties –
Real Madrid were crowned champions of Europe for the 11th time after beating Atletico Madrid in a dramatic penalty shootout in Milan. Sergio Ramos’ controversial finish put Zinedine Zidane’s side ahead before Atletico striker Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty. However, substitute Yannick Carrasco sent the Champions League final into extra-time with a close-range finish. Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winning penalty after Juanfran had missed. Zidane, a Champions League winner with Real as a player in 2002, replaced Rafael Benitez as manager at the Bernabeu in January, with Real still reeling from a bruising 4-0 hammering by Barcelona earlier in the season and facing the prospect of a second successive campaign without major silverware. The 43-year-old finishes it as the seventh different manager to deliver a European Cup to Real. [BBC]
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Winners of the Champions League since 2000 [from Wikipedia]

2000–01  Germany Bayern Munich 1–1*[G] Valencia  Spain San Siro, Milan 71,500
2001–02  Spain Real Madrid 2–1 Bayer Leverkusen  Germany Hampden Park, Glasgow 50,499
2002–03  Italy Milan 0–0*[H] Juventus  Italy Old Trafford, Manchester 62,315
2003–04  Portugal Porto 3–0 AS Monaco  France Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen 53,053
2004–05  England Liverpool 3–3*[I] Milan  Italy Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul 69,000
2005–06  Spain Barcelona 2–1 Arsenal  England Stade de France, Saint-Denis 79,610
2006–07  Italy Milan 2–1 Liverpool  England Olympic Stadium, Athens 63,000
2007–08  England Manchester United 1–1*[J] Chelsea  England Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow 67,310
2008–09  Spain Barcelona 2–0 Manchester United  England Stadio Olimpico, Rome 62,467
2009–10  Italy Internazionale 2–0 Bayern Munich  Germany Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid 73,490
2010–11  Spain Barcelona 3–1 Manchester United  England Wembley Stadium, London 87,695
2011–12  England Chelsea 1–1*[K] Bayern Munich  Germany Allianz Arena, Munich 62,500
2012–13  Germany Bayern Munich 2–1 Borussia Dortmund  Germany Wembley Stadium, London 86,298
2013–14  Spain Real Madrid 4–1dagger Atlético Madrid  Spain Estádio da Luz, Lisbon 60,976
2014–15  Spain Barcelona 3–1 Juventus  Italy Olympiastadion, Berlin 70,442
2015–16  Spain Real Madrid 1–1*[L] Atlético Madrid  Spain San Siro, Milan 71,942
dagger Match was won during extra time
* Match was won on a penalty shoot-out

G. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Bayern Munich won the penalty-shootout 5–4.

H. Score was 0–0 after 90 minutes and extra time. Milan won the penalty-shootout 3–2.

I. Score was 3–3 after 90 minutes and extra time. Liverpool won the penalty-shootout 3–2.

J. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Manchester United won the penalty-shootout 6–5.

K. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Chelsea won the penalty-shootout 4–3.

L. Score was 1–1 after 90 minutes and extra time. Real Madrid won the penalty-shootout 5–3.

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