Lahm leads Champions Matchday coverage

Victorious FC Bayern München captain Philipp Lahm leads from the front in the June issue of Champions Matchday, the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League.

Champions Matchday (final edition)
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The latest issue of Champions Matchday basks in the glory of UEFA Champions League winners FC Bayern München. Fresh from their Wembley triumph, we have an exclusive interview with captain Philipp Lahm, a picture special of the night, and analysis of how Bayern's tactical play finally defeated Borussia Dortmund.

We also marvel at Jürgen Klopp's enthralling runners-up and the excitement they brought to the tournament, and report from Stamford Bridge on VfL Wolfsburg's triumph against Olympique Lyonnais in the UEFA Women's Champions League final.

As we look back on another amazing campaign, we pick out five of the competition's best goals, select our six stars who shone brightest throughout the season, and chart the rise of the 4-2-3-1, today's formation of choice, which has its roots in Brazil 1970.

We also look ahead and profile Sami Hyypiä as he prepares to lead Bayer 04 Leverkusen into the group stage next season; see how Jordi Cruyff and La Masia have influenced the return of Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC; and take a tour of Lisbon – the venue for the 2014 UEFA Champions League final.

As the season draws to a close, we remember the record-breaking career of Sir Alex Ferguson, and bid farewell to other leading protagonists such as Jupp Heynckes and David Beckham, and prepare for a new cast to join the drama. All this, plus lots more in Champions Matchday, on sale from 5 June.

Champions Matchday is available in digital versions on Apple Newsstand or Zinio, as well as in print, and you can follow the magazine on Twitter @ChampionsMag.

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