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Legendary home confrontations with Real

Matthäus, Makaay and a near-perfect record

There aren’t many clubs that are described as a bestia negra – literally ‘black beast’, nemesis or bogey team – in Madrid. But Bayern is one, and for good reason. In the past the Reds have almost always provided Real Madrid with stiff opposition – especially on home soil, where Bayern boast a near-perfect record against the Spaniards, with eight victories and a draw in nine games. looks back at the six legendary Champions League confrontations between the two sides in Munich.

March 8th, 2000: Second group stage – Matthäus’s farewell
Even before kick-off, it was decreed that the first Champions League meeting between Germany and Spain’s most successful clubs would be a historic evening. Lothar Matthäus took the field for the last time in Bayern colours, and it proved a memorable farewell. When Matthäus was substituted in the 90th minute to a standing ovation from the 60,000 crowd, Mehmet Scholl, Giovane Elber und Alexander Zickler had already translated Bayern’s superiority into goals, with Ivan Helguera replying for Real. Zickler scored again in stoppage time to make it 4-1.