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‘Lahm is one of the all-time greats’

Lahm announced in February that he would be retiring at the end of the season after spending his whole career – bar a loan spell with Stuttgart – at Bayern.

The full-back or holding midfielder has won almost every major domestic and European trophy with the Bavarian club, including his eighth Bundesliga title – a joint record with Bayern legends Oliver Kahn, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mehmet Scholl – this season.

Lahm fought back the tears when he was substituted with five minutes remaining, warmly hugging each of his team-mates before walking off to a standing ovation from the Allianz Arena.

He blew kisses to the home fans, then embraced manager Carlo Ancelotti and Alonso – who had already been substituted – on the touchline.

Lahm, who joined Bayern as an 11-year-old before making his debut in 2002, will be remembered as one of the club’s all-time greats, said chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

He will be inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame after the game, the first player since Kahn in 2008 to be added.

“He deserves this accolade, which puts him up there with the greats of FC Bayern,” said Rummenigge.

“Both on the pitch and off it, in his role as captain, he has been a truly important person for the club.”

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