Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek of Poland, left on ground, shoots at the goal, during the Champions League Final soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday May 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
LONDON (AP) — Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund played a scoreless first half of their all-German Champions League final, with both teams missing several chances to score.
Dortmund dictated play for the first 25 minutes at Wembley Stadium. But Bayern had the best opportunities of the half, with Mario Mandzukic coming closest when his header was tipped onto the bar by goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller in the 26th minuteto Arjen Robben then raced to the goal in the 30th, but the onrushing Weidenfeller again made the save.
Before that, Manuel Neuer had been by far the busier goalkeeper, making a point-blank save from Jakub Blaszczykowski and diving to stop an effort from Sven Bender.
Neuer also pushed away a long shot from Marco Reus and again stopped a close effort by Robert Lewandowski in the 35th.