The chaps at Unibet are excited about the Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich this weekend, so have dug up ten of the best Anglo-German games in preparation.
West Ham 2 1860 Munich 0, Cup Winners’ Cup final 1965
Bobby Moore liked lifting trophies, and a year before hoisting aloft the World Cup, he lifted the Cup Winners’ Cup after his Hammers side beat 1860 Munich 2-0. Both goals came from Alan Sealey.
Everton 3 Bayern Munich 1, Cup Winner’s Cup semi-final 1985
Bayern were left Blue after goals from Andy Gray, Trevor Steven and Kevin Sheedy sent the Toffees through to the Cup Winners’ Cup final where they beat Rapid Vienna in the final.
Borussia Dortmund 2 Liverpool 1, European Cup final 1966
England got their own back on Germany in the World Cup final, but not before Dortmund became the first German team to ever lift a European trophy when they beat the Reds in extra-time at Hampden Park.
Bayern Munich 2 Manchester City 0, Champions League group stage 2011
Carlos Tevez became the most hated man in Manchester when he refused to get off the bench and play for Mancini’s men. To be fair, his side were well beaten by the Germans
Bayern Munich 2 Leeds 0, European Cup final 1975
Leeds fans rioted after French referee Michel Kitabdjian denied their side two penalties and a seemingly perfectly good goal as the Germans went on to win. Leeds were subsequently banned from Europe for four years.
Aston Villa 1 Bayern Munich 0, European Cup final 1982
A Peter Withe goal made it six consecutive times an English team had lifted the European Cup in a profitable period for home based clubs.
Chelsea 1 Stuttgart 0, Cup Winner’s Cup final 1998
Little Gianfranco Zola further enhanced his legendary status at Stamford Bridge by coming off the bench to make an immediate impact, drilling in the winner against Stuttgart.
Liverpool 3 Borussia Monchengladbach 1, European Cup final 1977
Goals from Terry McDermott, Tommy Smith and Phil Neal helped the Reds repeat history against the Germans (they beat Monchengladbach three years earlier in the UEFA Cup final).
Nottingham Forest 1 Hamburg 0, European Cup final 1980
And then Keegan switched to Germany, as his Hamburg side lost to Nottingham Forest. It meant Forest were the first team to win the European Cup more times (2) than their domestic top division (1). And they still are!
Manchester United 2 Bayern Munich 1, Champions League final 1999
‘Can Manchester United score. They always score.’ Remember Clive Tyldesley’s famous words. Well, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer goals in the dying seconds secured a dramatic Champions League win for United over Bayern in a game no-one will forget. Except the Germans maybe.