Bayern Munich meet with Pope Francis after historic win
VATICAN CITY - The pope congratulated the Bayern Munich team on Wednesday, after their astounding 7-1 win against AS Roma in the Champions League.
The German team announced that the pontiff admitted his surprise at the final score, saying “You played a wonderful game yesterday.” Francis is a supporter of Buenos Aires team San Lorenzo, and admittedly a huge fan of the sport.
During the 15 minute private audience Bayern Munich donated one million euros to the Vatican’s charitable works.
As well as the generous donation, club chairman Karl Heinz Rummenigge presented the pope with a football signed by the team, whilst captain Lahm and goalkeeper Neuer gave a Bayern Munich shirt with “Francis 1” on the back. The players described the experience as “exceptional, one of the greatest of our lives.”
The team lead their group in the Champions League, having one every match they have played so far.