Alain Sutter and the first Champions League victory

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Bayern had their target firmly in sights on that 28 September 1994. It was the first Champions League game at home in the club’s history and also the first victory in the competition. Alain Sutter made a telling contribution to the team’s success that day…

Only 26,000 spectators had come to the Olympiastadion in Munich that day to watch the reigning German champions – under Giovanni Trapattoni since the summer – against Dynamo Kyiv. And they didn’t have to wait long for a goal. In just the 9th minute of the game Sutter intercepted a pass inside the Ukrainians’ half, looked up and played the ball into the path of Mehmet Scholl with the outside of his left foot. The ball bounced twice before Scholl simply lobbed it over the stranded Dynamo goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovsky and into an empty net. Bayern took the lead with their first ever Champions League goal and what turned out to be the only goal of the game in the victory.

The Reds cannot face the Ukrainians in the upcoming Champions League campaign after their elimination at the hands of Swiss side Young Boys. However, Kiev is the aim for this European campaign with Dynamo’s Olympic Stadium hosting the final on 26 May 2018.

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