Sepp Maier and the first victory

Read article contents
Increase size

Sepp Maier threw up his arms when Gerd Müller handed Bayern the lead after 63 minutes. The keeper celebrated the match-winner in FC Bayern's first Bundesliga victory over Borussia Dortmund in front of a 28,000 crowd at the venerable Grünwalder Stadion

The duel Bayern v Dortmund is almost as old as the Bundesliga, and on Saturday at 18.30 CET the 96th league edition of the classic will be staged. Since the first victory on 17 December 1966 FCB have clocked up 41 more wins, losing 24 and drawing 29 matches. Many of the games were special, but the first victory will never be forgotten.

After Bayern lost the previous seasons's two encounters by 2-0 and 3-0 scorelines, Bundesliga runners-up Borussia travelled to face Munich, and in the third match Bayern finally sealed a yearned-for victory in front of their own crowd.  Fans flocked to the Grünwalder Stadion, created a crackling atmosphere and went wild when Müller headed home. The victory on Matchday 17 meant the Bavarians advanced to third place, two points clear of the visitors who had been equal on points before the match.

The fixture has become a mouth-watering Bundesliga top clash, and on Saturday 75,000 fans will flock to the Allianz Arena to watch the next edition of Der Klassiker live and maybe see their man between the sticks throw up his arms again.

In the 'Looking Back' series presents the most remarkable snapshots from the photo archives on a regular basis.

Related news