Bayern Munich: Philipp Lahm And Xabi Alonso Given Standing Ovations As Veteran Pair Retire In Tandem (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

20th, May 2017



Bayern Munich turned their final game of the season into a massive farewell party as the club waved off three long-serving players into retirement.

A small ceremony was held before kick-off in which, ahead of his 517th and last appearance for Bayern, Philipp Lahm was presented with a bunch of flowers, a personalised golf bag and a banner in the crowd that read “From a child of our own to a legend of our club”…

The Bavarians subsequently beat Frieburg 4-1 at the Allianz to ensure they ended the Bundesliga season unbeaten at home, before 75,000 people said their goodbyes to Lahm, Xabi Alonso and veteran goalkeeper Tom Starke.

Both Lahm and Alonso started the match only to be subbed off in the latter stages to a couple of standing ovations.

First to bow out was the Spanish midfielder, who made way for Franck Ribery in the 83rd minute…

Then off went Lahm just a couple of minutes later…

The final whistle sparked a fresh wave of celebrations as the Bayern boys were presented with the Bundesliga shield.

Then, as is the done thing in times such as these, the Paulaner beer started to flow, quite literally in fact…

Tremendous stuff. You’ve got to hand it to Bayern – they certainly know how to chuck a party.

We dare say more than a few tears were shed, but what a fitting way to clap off a couple of bona fide modern day legends.

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  1. Dave says:

    Presumably they played 15 mins of injury time? How thoroughly disrespectful to Freiburg

  2. Brad says:

    Lahm is a great footballer but a bit overrated to me. He’s a right/left back for fucksake. He never decided a match in his life.

  3. Brad says:

    These german fucks needs a proper trophy not a fucking golden shit wheel. Fucking germans! Plus real men would throw Jack Daniels at each not not fucking Paulaner. Fucking kids…….

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