Franck Ribery & Arjen Robben savour Bayern Munich farewell

Outgoing Bayern Munich stars Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben savoured their final home match after winning a seventh consecutive Bundesliga crown.

Veteran wingers Ribery and Robben will leave Bayern in the summer after over a decade of success in Germany.

It will bring a sad end to the “Robbery” partnership that had blossomed at Bayern through their understanding with each other down the flanks.

Together, Ribery and Robben have scored 268 goals and provided 283 assists for the Bavarians down the years.

Despite being in their mid-thirties now, the duo remain as lethal as ever on the pitch and gave a timely reminder of that by scoring in Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing of Eintracht Frankfurt.

Manager Niko Kovac brought both Ribery and Robben on during the second half and was awarded for his faith as they scored Bayern’s final two goals.

The victory over Eintracht ensured Kovac’s men finished two points clear of Borussia Dortmund in the standings for another Bundesliga title.

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“My whole family, my kids, my wife, my parents, my wife’s parents and my cousins have come from France for this special moment,” said 36-year-old Ribery, according to AOL.

“It was hard but the main thing is we’re champions. It’s my last great moment here at the Allianz Arena, with my colleagues and the fans.

“It’s not as if I’ve been here two or three years, I’ve been a Bayern player for 12 years. I’ve had many great moments here but my best season was 2013. What we achieved then was incredible.”

35-year-old Robben added: “Many emotions run through your body after a match like this, you can’t put it into words. It’s something you have to experience yourself.

“But the best thing is that many lads who played with me during my time at Bayern were here today. I fought for my comeback for five months, and today was the reward.”

33-year-old defender Rafinha will also leave Bayern at the end of the season after eight seasons at the club.

The trio’s final match will be Bayern’s DFB-Pokal Cup final with RB Leipzig next Saturday.

MUNICH, GERMANY – MAY 18: Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Rafinha of Bayern Munich lift the trophy following the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Eintracht Frankfurt at Allianz Arena on May 18, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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