From the back pages, May 26: Robben’s late strike banishes pain of last year as German champions win at Wembley

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arjen Robben exorcised the ghosts of last season’s penalty miss against Chelsea to score the winner for Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. The Dutchman rolled in the decisive goal against Borussia Dortmund in the final few moments, having twice been denied in the first half. He also set up the opener for Mario Mandzukic. (Daily Mail)

For a while Headingley was a deliriously contented place on Saturday evening. The sun was still shining and the two much-beloved locals, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, were scoring runs for England. For all the bluster they are probably softies up here. The reception given to both these young men as they made their way to the middle was warm, raucous and, yes, emotional. The crowd was willing them to prevail. And to their delight they did. Root posted his maiden Test hundred with a wonderfully impudent late cut off Doug Bracewell and soon, to the tune of Hey Jude, they were chanting his name in the West Stand. (The Guardian)

Leicester were crowned champions at Twickenham this afternoon after a wonderful Aviva Premiership final that was nonetheless overshadowed by the dismissal of Dylan Hartley, the Northampton captain, seconds before half-time for allegedly swearing at Wayne Barnes, the referee. (The Times)

ARSENAL are closing in on Swansea centre-back Ashley Williams — and that could see Thomas Vermaelen leaving the Emirates. (The Sun)

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has underlined his commitment to the Barclays Premier League club by signing a one-year contract extension. The 24-year-old Argentina international is now contracted to City until 2017, the club confirmed today. (The Mirror)

Nico Rosberg scored his third successive pole position as Mercedes locked out the front row for the second consecutive race. (The Independent)

DAVID GILL is “confident” Wayne Rooney will still be at Manchester United next season as David Moyes began his Old Trafford revolution by axing two members of Sir Alex Ferguson’s coaching staff. (The Express)