Created on 19-11-2010 at 00:00 AM
The last time Bayer Leverkusen beat Bayern in the Bundesliga, Jörg Butt was in goal for the Werkself. The match, played more than six years ago in August 2004, finished 4-1 to Leverkusen – and it is by no means the only positive memory of his six seasons in the Rhneland from 2001 to 2006 cherished by the current FCB keeper. “It was a very successful period, and I recall it with happiness,” said Butt on the eve of returning to his former stamping ground on Saturday, “although the fact we failed to win a trophy still rankles today.”
Jörg’s first season in Leverkusen was the one likely to provoke the most rueful memories, as Bayer finished runners-up in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and the Champions League. With the exception of 2002-3, the Rhineland side claimed a place in Europe every season, but Butt finally won the first trophy of his long career with Bayern last term.