Bayern Munich beat Freiburg 4-1 on the last day of the Bundesliga, Robben, Vidal, Ribery and Kimmich scored the goals for the home side, but there was no doubt that the man of the match was someone else.
Mixed feelings. When you’re celebrating for the last time with the guys there
retiring legend Philipp Lahm told a reporter while still on the field, before being showered with beer from teammate David Alaba and Bayern’s assistant coach Herman Gerland.
Once the… shower was over, he went on, repeating
it’s emotional. What I’ve experienced with the fans, the team and my friends here was for the last time.
Lahm was substituted three minutes from time, receiving a standing ovation from a full-capacity Allianz Arena. Earlier, during halftime, American singer Anastacia had performed for the fans, wearing a Bayern jersey with Lahm’s number.
Being on this pitch with the team and the coaches was my life. The club is like one great community. I will miss that. I have experienced so many wonderful moments with everyone here. My teammates, the fans, everyone. All the best to everyone
a visibly emotional Lahm, who spent a total of 22 years at Bayern, starting at 11, managed to say.