Bayern's most legendary knockout games from 1990 to 2000
Finals, cup sensations and big triumphs - fcbayern.com looks back at the most legendary knockout games from the 1990s.
24 April 1991: Red Star Belgrade – FC Bayern
In the 1990/91 season, FC Bayern were close to their fifth appearance in the European Cup final. The Munich side met Red Star Belgrade in the semis. After a 2-1 defeat at home in the Olympic Stadium, FCB fell behind in the second leg in Belgrade to a free kick by Siniša Mihajlović. Bayern showed their resolve and turned things around through goals from Klaus Augenthaler and Manfred Bender. Just as everyone was preparing for extra time, FCB conceded one of their bitterest goals. In injury time, Augenthaler deflected a cross from Mihajlović towards his own goal. Munich goalkeeper Raimond Aumann underestimated the flight curve and put the ball into the net. There was no stopping the Belgrade side, who ultimately celebrated winning the title. Bayern were devastated.
12 September 1993: Schalke – FC Bayern
Eight and a half years after the mother of all cup games (6-6 aet in the semifinals), Schalke and FC Bayern clashed again on 12 September 1993 in the DFB Cup. Once again the game went to extra time. Schalke took the lead at the Parkstadion through Dieter Eckstein. But three minutes before the end, Oliver Kreutzer equalized for Bayern. In extra-time, Schalke edged ahead again through Youri Mulder. But FCB fought back and equalised just a minute later, again through Kreutzer. And that wasn't the end of it: In the 119th minute Christian Ziege scored to seal a much-celebrated 3-2 victory. Bayern advanced to the Round of 16, where they fell to Dynamo Dresden.
14 August 1994: TSV Vestenbergsgreuth – FC Bayern
As reigning German champions, FC Bayern met the regional league minnows TSV Vestenbergsgreuth in the first round of the 1994/95 DFB Cup. The game went down in history as a perfect example of the magic of the cup. The underdogs from Vestenbergsgreuth took on the big favourites from Munich at the Frankenstadion in Nuremberg. TSV recorded a sensational 1-0 victory with a goal from Roland Stein.
19 April 1995: Ajax – FC Bayern
After three less successful seasons on the international stage, FCB finally shone in Europe again in the 1994/95 season. Bayern reached the semi-final stage in their first appearance in the Champions League, which had come into being in 1992. FCB met the legendary team from Ajax, coached by Louis van Gaal with star players Frank Rijkaard, Jari Litmanen, Marc Overmars, Edgar Davids and the young Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert. Bayern were suffering from injury problems at the time. After a hard-earned 0-0 draw in the first leg in Munich, Bayern lost 5-2 in Amsterdam on 19 April 1995. Ajax advanced to the final and lifted the trophy after a 1-0 win against AC Milan.
16 April 1996: FC Barcelona – FC Bayern
Bayern jubilant at the Nou Camp! Munich defeated Barcelona in the semi-final of the 1996 UEFA Cup. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Munich, the Catalans started the second leg as slight favourites. But FCB gave a fantastic performance. Markus Babbel gave the German record champions the lead just before the break. Six minutes before the end, Marcel Witeczek went one better and made it 2-0. A consolation goal from Iván de la Peña did not stop Bayern reaching the final.
15 May 1996: Bordeaux – FC Bayern
Finally a European title again! On 15 May 1996, Bayern lifted the UEFA Cup twenty years on from their previous triumph in the European Cup. In the final played over two legs, the Munich side defeated Bordeaux, home to Bixente Lizarazu and Zinedine Zidane at the time. FCB won 2-0 in the first leg at the Olympic Stadium, thanks to goals from Thomas Helmer and Mehmet Scholl. Bayern also played well in the second leg in Bordeaux and won 3-1. The goals were scored by Scholl, Emil Kostadinov and Jürgen Klinsmann.
15 August 1997: DJK Waldberg – FC Bayern
FC Bayern were in goalscoring mood on this day! In the first round of the DFB Cup, the Munich side defeated the regional league club DJK Waldberg 16-1. The star player was Carsten Jancker, who scored five goals. It was the biggest victory in the DFB Cup since the Second World War.
16 May 1998: FC Bayern – MSV Duisburg
In the 1998 DFB Cup final, FC Bayern were out to bury a grudge against opponents MSV Duisburg. Two weeks earlier, the Munich side were unable to break the 0-0 deadlock at Duisburg in the Bundesliga and had to bury their hopes of the German title. In the final in Berlin it looked as if FCB might be frustrated once again. Bachirou Salou gave the underdogs the lead in the 20th minute and Bayern struggled to break through the strong defence. However, 20 minutes before the end the ball fell to Markus Babbel's feet in the penalty area: "I was standing with my back to the goal, but I turned around and slammed the thing in," recalled the former defender. This was the turning point - shortly before the final whistle, Mario Basler shot Bayern 2-1 in front and they lifted the title.
07 April 1999: Dynamo Kiev – FC Bayern
FC Bayern faced the surprise team in the semi-finals of the 1998/99 Champions League. But from the start Dynamo Kiev proved that they deserved to advance so far. A certain Andriy Shevchenko, soon to become a world star, shocked FCB early in the game. A few minutes before the break, Bayern were 2-0 behind after the Ukrainian completed his brace. Michael Tarnat made sure the visitors did not lose hope. The full-back scored the important first Munich goal of the evening with a free kick from 26 metres. Kiev managed to restore the two-goal advantage five minutes after the break through Vitaliy Kosovskyi, but the fighting spirit of the Munich men was awakened. In an open exchange of blows, FCB threw everything forward. Stefan Effenberg finally scored in the 78th minute. Carsten Jancker equalised two minutes before the end. This good position was carried into the second leg. The German record champions won 1-0 and reached the European cup final for the first time since 1987.
26 May 1999: FC Bayern – Manchester United
That night in Barcelona - it could have been so special. Hopes were high when Mario Basler gave Bayern the lead with a free-kick goal in the sixth minute. FCB largely controlled the action in this UCL final against Manchester United. But in the end, 102 seconds changed everything and the Munich football world was tunred upside down. It was already added time when Teddy Sheringham deflected a shot by Ryan Giggs to equalise from the six-yard line. But that's not all: less than two minutes later, David Beckham played the ball from a corner to Sheringham again. After his header the ball fell at Ole Solskjær's feet. Oliver Kahn had no chance at stopping the Norwegian and suddenly the English side were winning 2-1. The game was over a few seconds later. FC Bayern experienced one of the most bitter moments in the club's history, but it wasn't too long before the Munich side bounced back. Just two years later, FCB ascended the European football throne and lifted the trophy.
12 June 1999: FC Bayern – Werder Bremen
Two and a half weeks after the bitter defeat to Manchester United, Bayern faced Werder Bremen in the DFB Cup final at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. And as if the shock in Barcelona wasn't enough, on 12 June 1999 Bayern suffered their first and only cup loss against the green and whites. After Carsten Jancker equalised in the 45th minute, regular time ended with the score at 1-1. As extra-time remained goalless, the prospect of a penalty shoot-out loomed. Stefan Effenberg had a chance to seal victory as the fifth penalty taker, but his shot went wide of the goal. In the end, Werder keeper Frank Rost was the hero of the day. For the sixth penalty, he grabbed the ball himself and buried it. When Lothar Matthäus shot next, Rost guessed the right way and decided the game.
19 April 2000: FC Bayern – FC Porto
There was some annoyance over the amount of injury time after Mário Jardel scored the 1-1 equalizer for FC Porto in the 90th minute. After the 1-1 draw in the first leg and the early goal from Paulo Sergio (15), the 1999/2000 Champions League semi-final was in touching distance. The injury-plagued Bayern side kept a clear head despite the setback and managed to push forward once again in stoppage time. When FCB won a free kick at the side, Mehmet Scholl grabbed the ball and drove it into the box. Thomas Linke was there with his head and an exuberant mood of rejoicing reverberated around the Munich Olympic Stadium. Shortly afterwards, the referee ended the game and FC Bayern were through.
06 May 2000: FC Bayern – Werder Bremen
The revenge was a success - and a big one! One year after losing in a penalty shoot-out, FC Bayern met Werder Bremen again in the cup final. And this time the Munich side won 3-0 in the sold-out Berlin Olympic Stadium. However, it took a little while for the German champions to score in a hard-fought game. For a long time there were only cards to be seen and no goals. Referee Alfons Berg gave out ten yellow cards - but no reds. It was only in the 57th minute that Giovane Élber was able to break the deadlock. In the later stages, Paulo Sergio (83) and Mehmet Scholl (90) gave Bayern some breathing space and they took the trophy home to Munich.
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