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Hang the medal of champion of the Champions League It is an honor that any footballer yearns for, however, there are few who can achieve such a feat, so it is to be assumed that those winners take care of the medal as if their lives depended on it, although there are cases like that of Jerome Boateng, who due to an oversight, put a journalist in check.
It was 2013, when the doors of Wembley Stadium were opened to receive the Final of the most important tournament at club level, which also in that edition meant the German classic because it had at Bayern Munich y Borussia Dortmund as protagonists; for this meeting, the pupils of Jupp Heynckes arrived as favorites, as they were shaping up to win everything.
The match was close despite Mario Mandzukic opening the scoring (60 ‘) and then Ilkay Gündogan tied (68’). When everyone thought there would be overtime Arjen Robben scored the final goal which gave Munich the fifth title.
The celebrations were immediate, shouts and chants are heard in the dressing rooms, while the euphoria was on the rise. After the team left the compound to return to Teutonic lands, the journalist Nick Zaccardi walked the halls VIP and found something you never imagined … The Champions League winner’s medal!
The communicator himself related the story in Sport Ilustrated, where he explained that he later began to watch the videos of the celebrations on YouTube to discover the owner, at first he suspected Madzukic and Franck Ribéry, but then he noticed that they did bring them. After an arduous search, he discovered that the medal belonged to Boateng.
The journalist contacted the directive, which at first did not take much interest, until he insisted after a few days, the reward was that Boateng himself contacted him. To the surprise of locals and strangers, the defender explained that It was not the first time I lost a medal, since it also happened to him in the basic forces of Hertha Berlin, with the difference that he never recovered it.