The 111 All-Time Greatest Bundesliga Games

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  1. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #101

    Werder Bremen 3
    Borussia Dortmund 2


    Place: Bremen, Weserstadion
    Time: Saturday, 5 p.m.
    Date: 24 August 1963
    Attendance: 32,000
    Referee: Ott (Rheinbrohl)

    Goal Scorers:
    0-1 Konietzka 1
    1-1 Soya 34
    2-1 Schütz 46
    3-1 Klöckner 50
    3-2 Konietzka 90

    This game featured the first ever Bundesliga goal, scored by Dortmund’s inside left Timo Konietzka after only 40 seconds. It wasn’t a spectacularly great game, but its historic significance is sufficient enough to include it in here. Although Dortmund was the reigning German champion at that time and scored the lead this early, it became obvious that Werder would be too strong that day. After the game Dortmund complained that the Werder players were too tough and uncompromising, but that were only the first signs of the increased level of competitiveness the newly established nationwide national league – Bundesliga – would bring to German club football. The end of amateurism was the other highly important consequence. However German club football would still need about 10 years to make up for the 70-year-reign of forced amateurism.

    Werder Bremen






    Manager: Willi Multhaup

    Borussia Dortmund






    Manager: Hermann Eppenhoff

  2. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank # 100

    Bayern München 0
    Arminia Bielefeld 4

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    Place: Munich, Olympiastadion
    Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    Date: 10 March 1979
    Attendance: 11,000
    Referee: Barnick (Schenefeld)

    Goal Scorers:
    0-1 Eilenfeld 18
    0-2 Eilenfeld 23
    0-3 Graul 51
    0-4 Schröder 63

    Although from today’s perspective, the 1970s are perceived as the “Glory Years” in Bayern Munich’s history book, it shouldn’t be forgotten that no other decade in Bayern’s Bundesliga history featured as many embarrassing defeats (away and at home – quite a number of them will be featured in this countdown!) as the 1970s did. This decade truly “had it all”! Check out this game for example. Arminia Bielefeld had just been promoted to topflight this season and they promptly got relegated at the end of the season, but right in the middle of their not-so-successful first ever Bundesliga campaign they hammered Bayern 4-0 in the Olympiastadion. Long gone were the days when Bayern remained unbeaten for over four straight years at home (two of these years in the old Grünwalder Stadion, 1970-72 and two years in the newly built Olympiastadion 1972-74). The late-70s were a troubled time for Bayern, Beckenbauer had left the club almost two years ago and Gerd Müller was just about to follow him in the coming weeks (he had been subbed out of a game in early February for the first time ever in his career due to bad form and not injury, which he took so personal that he quit the club almost immediately).

    Bayern’s new manager was Pal Csernai, formerly assistance coach of previous manager Gyula Lorant. Csernai was a total nobody and thus no one expected him to last very long as Bayern’s head coach, including Bayern’s long-time president Wilhelm Neudecker, who wanted to engage former 1860 and Nürnberg manager Max Merkel, an authoritarian old-school manager with a dogdy reputation among players. Bayern’s leading players Paul Breitner and Sepp Maier were prepared to do anything to prevent Merkel becoming Bayern’s new manager, even if that meant that they had to axe the club’s president. For the first and so far last time, the employees of a football club “sacked” their president, but that story will be told later in the countdown.

    Regarding Bielefeld’s victory in this game, it is striking to see that back then shirt numbers still played an important role for the players. Bayern’s defense couldn’t handle Bielefeld’s center forward Norbert Eilenfeldt, because Eilenfeldt wore the #4 shirt (center back) and thus was not expected to play center forward! Bayern’s center back Klaus Augenthaler simply didn’t mark Eilenfeldt in the first 23 minutes, which allowed him to score his two goals rather untroubled by any defending. When Bayern’s defense finally realized what was going on it was already too late. The third goal, scored by Volker Graul, was aided by a catastrophic bad pass of Bayern sweeper Katsche Schwarzenbeck, after that, Bayern desperately tried to level the score, which made it rather easy for Arminia to score a further goal through counter attack. The future for Bayern certainly looked bleak at that point…

    Bayern München





    Manager: Pal Csernai

    Arminia Bielefeld





    Manager: Otto Rehhagel

    55 Reisinger in, Jol out
    65 Gruber in, Rummenigge out
    80 Ohlsson in, Eilenfeld out
    80 Sackewitz in, Schröder out
  3. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank # 99

    1. FC Kaiserslautern 3
    Borussia Mönchengladbach 2


    Place: Kaiserslautern, Fritz-Walter-Stadion
    Time: Friday, 8 p.m.
    Date: 24 April 1998
    Attendance: 38,000
    Referee: Heynemann (Magdeburg)

    Goal Scorers:
    0-1 Hausweiler 16
    0-2 Pettersson 43
    1-2 Marschall 45
    2-2 Marschall 61
    3-2 Marschall 90

    This was a tale of two halves. In the first half, Mönchengladbach was the better team by far, playing a counter-attacking tactic reminiscent of the legendary 1970s Gladbach side. The 2-0 lead was absolutely deserved. One of the main reasons for Gladbach’s supreme performance before the break was Rehhagel’s baffling decision not to mark Gladbach’s main man, Stefan Effenberg, who roamed around the pitch and sprayed his crucial passes rather unhindered. Kaiserslautern’s Axel Roos, the man regularly picked to mark the opposing team’s playmaker, was concentrating on Karlheinz Pflipsen instead, and it remained a mystery to people in the stadium how Rehhagel would not react to this obvious error in his tactical plan. Furthermore, Kaiserslautern’s playmaker Ciricao Sforza had to play more defensively to make up for Effenberg being unmarked, which robbed the home team of a lot of its offensive inspiration. But during this season, Otto Rehhagel was a manager showered with luck, and when Olaf Marschall scored Kaiserslautern’s first goal seconds before the break, Lautern, the away team and the spectators in the Betzenberg “Hexenkessel” knew that a very intense second half was waiting for them. The Gladbach team got increasingly nervous during the second half, Effenberg and Sforza found themselves in a role reversal, as Kaiserslautern – propelled and driven by the fanatic support of the home crowd – got into the game again with the help of its famous uncompromising fighting spirit, which elevated a team of mostly mediocre players into challengers of Bayern and Dortmund.

    After one hour, Gladbach’s veteran goalie Uwe Kamps made an awful mistake - doubtlessly mainly caused by the fanatic atmosphere around him - throwing the ball directly at the feet of Kaiserlautern’s marksman Marschall, who scored his 15th league goal. At that moment there was almost no doubt which team would win this game. In the 90th minute Marschall scored the winning goal with a misplaced header, but fate wanted it to get into the net, among the orgiastic cheers of the frantic home crowd. This victory came at a perfect time for Rehhagel and his team, as it was Kaiserslautern’s first victory in six league games (among them a demoralising 0-3 home defeat vs. Leverkusen) which allowed the running-up Bayern side to come within close reach of the league leader. Had Kaiserslautern lost this game vs. Gladbach, Bayern would have topped the league for the first time in the season and with such a boost behind them few would have doubted that Bayern would have remained there for the rest of the season. The next week, Bundesliga history was written, as Kaiserslautern beat Wolfsburg 4-0 and Bayern only drawing at Duisburg, for the first and so far only time a promoted team won the Bundesliga championship, and how sweet it all was for Otto Rehhagel, who rose like Phoenix from the ashes out of the lowlands of the second division to win the first division championship after having been sacked at Bayern by Franz Beckenbauer two years earlier.

    1. FC Kaiserslautern







    Manager: Otto Rehhagel

    Borussia Mönchengladbach







    Manager: Friedel Rausch

    46 Ballack in, H.Koch out
    46 Reich in, Roos out
    64 Ketelaer in, Wynhoff out
    67 Witezcek in, Hochstätter out
    79 Voronin in, Pettersson out
    79 Kuka in, Buck out
  4. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #98

    Werder Bremen 3
    Bayern München 1


    Place: Bremen, Weserstadion
    Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    Date: 26 March 1988
    Attendance: 39,500
    Referee: Kautschor (Eschweiler)

    Goal Scorers:
    0-1 Matthäus 25 pen
    1-1 Ordenewitz 26 pen
    2-1 Riedle 40
    3-1 Riedle 85

    Bayern had won the Bundesliga for three consecutive years at that time, and in two of those years, Werder Bremen was the team they had to beat to seal the championship. Before the 1987-88 season, it looked as if Bayern had not much to fear from its two northern rivals, Hamburg and Bremen, as Hamburg’s great Austrian manager Ernst Happel had left the club and Werder Bremen had to come to terms with the absence of its greatest player, Rudi Völler, who had joined Roma in the summer of 1987. There were not many changes at Bayern’s team, except that Jupp Heynckes had replaced Udo Lattek as head coach and the veteran center forward Dieter Hoeness finally had called it a day. However when Jupp Heynckes took over the Bayern side that had just lost the European Cup final in Vienna vs. FC Porto, he noticed that the team was burnt out. Lattek had already said before he left the club that he could not remain to be successful with this team and thus had to leave. At Werder, the players were eager to prove that they were a top club even without superstar Völler. And thus it came that Werder played a very successful campaign, topping the league table from the 15th to the 34th and last matchday and 26 matchdays in total. Werder had played a more brilliant, offensive style of football in previous years, but this season they concentrated on defense, setting a new Bundesliga record by only conceding 22 goals while scoring 61 goals (compared to 87 goals in 1984-85 and 83 in 1985-86).

    This game started badly for Bremen: sweeper Gunnar Sauer wrongly thought he had heard the referee’s whistle and he caught the ball with his hands inside Werder’s box – the ref had no other choice than to give a hands penalty, which Lothar Matthäus converted. Other teams might have collapsed after such a faux-pas, but Werder that year was mentally stable and they could count on the ref not feeling well with his decision. Thus after only two minutes he gave another penalty, this time on the other side after Karl-Heinz Riedle went down in the box. It was a dubious call but Frank Ordenewitz didn’t care about that – 1:1. Werder continued to play with more pace, simpler and more effective, while Bayern tried to pressure Bremen but without results, gaining hardly any opportunities. Five minutes before the break Michael Kutzop played a through ball to Riedle on the right flank, Bayern goalie Raimund Aumann expected a cross but Riedle shot the ball behind Aumann’s back into the net: 2-1! Two minutes prior to Riedle’s goal, Otto Rehhagel took Johnny Otten out of the game and replaced him with midfielder Günter Hermann. Rehhagel reacted to the fact that Bayern only played with one striker (Mark Hughes). Otten was intended to mark Bayern’s second striker Jürgen Wegmann, but since Wegmann sat on the bench, Otten had to move forward to the midfield, a situation he did not cope well with. Hermann, a regular midfielder, took his place on the left flank which assured Werder a constant overbalance from then on. Werder’s best player that afternoon was the tall Frank Neubarth, who helped out in defense, boosted his team’s midfield play and also was to be found attacking in Bayern’s box. It was Neubarth who headed the ball to Karl-Heinz Riedle in the 85th minute, who scored the decisive 3-1 with a turning Gerd-Müller-like shot. After that result, Werder led the table with four points and was on the way to winning the league for the first time in 23 years.

    Werder Bremen






    Manager: Otto Rehhagel

    Bayern München







    Manager: Jupp Heynckes

    38 G.Hermann in, Otten out
    53 Kögl in, Dorfner out
    64 J.Wegmann in, Matthäus out
    82 Wolter in, Meier out
  5. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #97

    Borussia Dortmund 6
    Bayern München 3


    Place: Dortmund, Stadion Rote Erde
    Time: Saturday, 4 p.m.
    Date: 9 September 1967
    Attendance: 40,000
    Referee: Ohmsen (Hamburg)

    Goal Scorers:
    0-1 Jung 14
    1-1 Emmerich 16
    2-1 Emmerich 21
    2-2 Jung 44
    2-3 Brenninger 52
    3-3 Assauer 57
    4-3 Emmerich 59
    5-3 Wosab 62
    6-3 Libuda 90

    This was the sort of totally mad thriller the Bundesliga was always coming up with quite regularly in the 1960s and 1970s. This game had it all: technical subtleties (Beckenbauer, Neuberger), brilliant combinations, ferocious shots (Emmerich!), fast-paced action and plenty of goals! Things didn’t look good for the home team in the first 30 minutes, Dieter ‘Hoppy’ Kurrat (usually the heart of Dortmund’s midfield) couldn’t control Bayern’s young inside right Gustl Jung while Theo Redder had a hard time fighting off Bayern’s outside left Dieter ‘Mucki’ Brenninger. But the Dortmund supporters needn’t have to worry about their team as it soon became obvious that their forwards were in devastating form that Saturday afternoon and Bayern’s defense was even shakier than their own side’s. After 21 minutes Lothar Emmerich had netted two times for BVB with his famous left foot, but the man of the match played on the other flank, Reinhard ‘Stan’ Libuda starred in one of his most incredible games. During the first hour, Libuda burned Bayern’s inexperienced and somewhat clumsy left back – Georg ‘Katsche’ Schwarzenbeck – time and again, Libuda really ran rampant on the right flank, assisting four of the first five BVB goals! After 63 minutes, Bayern manager Zlatko 'Tschik' Cajkovski finally ended Schwarzenbeck’s martyrdom and replaced the devastated left back with Peter Werner, an even more inexperienced player. This had no effect on Libuda’s performance, he continued with the same excessive zeal on his right wing, however after being up 5-3, Wosab and Emmerich lost too much of their concentration to convert any of Libuda’s many crosses during the last 25 minutes. It was Libuda himself who had to score the sixth goal during the dying seconds of this epic encounter. After the game, Bayern manager Zlatko Cajkovski stated: “my defenders lost this game, Libuda won it.”

    Borussia Dortmund





    Manager: Heinz Murach

    Bayern München





    Manager: Zlatko Cajkovski

    65 P.Werner in, Schwarzenbeck out
  6. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    FC Barcelona
    I talked about Bayern-Schalke but that one should be an automatic choice.
    So it's likely M'gladbach-HSV. :D
    I put both of those matches in my All-Time Top 10 or 15 on that one thread about a year ago.
    Either way, nice to know I contributed a very small part to your list! :cool:
    Nurnberg-Stuttgart is probably not on the list. At the time they met, Nurnberg was bottom of the league while Stuttgart were top.
    Werder B-HSV is a bit historical as it saw the end of an amazing streak. So Bielefeld-HSV is probably not on your list although that could be considered a more remarkable result than Werder-HSV.
    Very interested to see the full list.
  7. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #96

    Hamburg SV 4
    Bayern München 1


    Place: Hamburg, Volksparkstadion
    Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    Date: 31 October 1981
    Attendance: 61,500
    Referee: Ahlenfelder (Oberhausen)

    Goal Scorers:
    0-1 Kraus 17
    1-1 Hrubesch 47
    2-1 Jakobs 65
    3-1 Hrubesch 84
    4-1 Bastrup 87

    The years 1979 to 1982 were characterized by the domination of Hamburg and Bayern, much like Bayern and Gladbach ten years earlier. This is the first of three duels played between these two teams during this era that I included in this countdown. The result of 4-1 to Hamburg was the most explicit one during the time when both teams were on the same level and it also set Hamburg on a roll, stampeding over the Bundesliga in the next weeks and months (scoring 95 goals in total by the end of the season). Before the season, Bayern had been the outright favorites again with Hamburg leading the pack of Bayern hunters but at the time they were to meet, they both somewhat failed to meet expectations. Although Bayern had a great start to the season, they had lost their steam by autumn and found themselves trailing both Cologne and newcomer Werder Bremen while Hamburg did even worse being placed fifth (the team still needed time to adapt to new head coach Ernst Happel’s philosophy). On this Saturday afternoon, a wind storm had raged over the city of Hamburg and during the last 30 minutes like a storm the HSV players wiped away the Bundesliga champions of the previous two seasons. During the first hour, however, Bayern controlled the game in typical fashion, slowing it down, keeping calm possession. Hamburg attacked and attacked but couldn’t find the goal net. To the contrary, a quick counter attack was converted by Bayern’s midfield utility player Wolfgang Kraus. Although Breitner still struggled to regain his form of the beginning of the season and Dieter Hoeness was marked out of the game by Jürgen Groh, Bayern played very well in the first half, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge even played a brilliant match against William Hartwig, who could only stop him by foul play. Rummenigge was unlucky with his shots yet at half-time people were debating how high Bayern would win this game.

    While Hamburg played a tad better in the first 20 minutes after the break, with Hrubesch scoring a deserved equalizer, it wasn’t until the 65th minute that things really started to roll for them. Sweeper Ditmar Jakobs was credited with scoring the 2-1, but in fact the goal should have been credited to the strong wind, after a corner kick by Magath, the wind unexpectedly moved the ball to the goal post and from there Jakobs only had to poach the goal over the line. This goal was the preliminary decision as Bayern now found themselves having to attack the Hamburg goal against the strong winds. And attack they did, but far too carelessly. Bayern’s sweeper Hanne Weiner had to get substituted after 60 minutes due to injury, Kurt Niedermayer moved back into defense and Iceland midfield star Asgeir Sigurvinsson replaced Niedermayer in midfield, but the organization of Bayern suffered from these changes and manager Csernai after the game complained that he didn’t have a second regular sweeper on the bench, which attributed to Bayern’s chaotic last half hour. Ernst Happel on the other hand couldn’t agree with Csernai’s assertions, as he stated that Hamburg’s two regular sweepers, Beckenbauer and Hieronymus, both missed the game due to injury and his side still won. While this first season’s meeting of the two Bundesliga superteams of the early 1980s was already exciting, all would be topped by the return game in Munich in spring 1982…

    Hamburg SV





    Manager: Ernst Happel

    Bayern München






    Manager: Pal Csernai

    60 Sigurvinsson in, Weiner out
    81 Del’Haye in, Dürnberger out
  8. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Indeed. You made it sound as if it was a great dramatic game, I checked the records, and you were right!

    The Top 20 will feature pictures of the players as well.

    Out of the thousand of games, Bielefeld beating Hamburg 2-0 in early 1983 didn't look too significant to me. But you make me think it was some very special game. I get a feeling I should have consulted you while compiling this list (seriously, you are a harcore late-70s/early-80s Bundesliga expert).

    Maybe after the countdown's over people could state which games they think should have been included. Should be interesting.
  9. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    FC Barcelona
    What made Bielefeld-HSV remarkable (imo) was that three days prior Hamburg had recorded perhaps their finest victory of the season, winning 3-0 away to Dynamo Kiew in a European Cup quarterfinal tie, a scoreline that no doubt made people take notice that Juventus and Liverpool weren't the only serious contenters to lift the trophy. Iirc, Bastrup scored a hattrick that night, and Trapattoni likely noted this as he had Gentile shadow Bastrup in the final.
    HSV didn't play too badly against Bielefeld, but to lose to them days after the domination in Kiev was very surprising to say the least.

    Really, so many great matches throughout the years it's tough to narrow it down to a few.
  10. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Indeed that was a great night for Hamburg, fortunately I have the game on tape. Three goals by Lars Bastrup, his greatest ever performance for Hamburg. But it wasn't totally surprising that Hamburg were beaten at Bielefeld the next Saturday, this happens quite often. A top team playing a European Cup tie on a Wednesday being tired and exhausted and this coupled with probably underrating the opponent unconsciously. If you won 3-0 at Kiev you probably are gonna think winning at Bielefeld shouldn't be too much of a problem. Of course the media back then made a huge deal out of Bielefeld's victory but it wasn't such a sensation considering the circumstances.

    That's why I concentrated on the top clubs of the respective eras. Bayern was the only club that was almost always among the top clubs, hence they are featured more than any other club. There were a number of fantastic games between some smaller clubs over the years that could have easily been included, but the scope would have been too much to handle.
  11. Betzenberg

    Betzenberg New Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Trier / Germany
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    Don`t forget this one:

    1. FC Kaiserslautern vs FC Bayern 7:4 (1:3 halftime !!!!)

    They still talk about this match in Kaiserslautern.
  12. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002

    Thanks for your input. I think I can assure you that this game will find a place in the countdown without spoiling it too much.
  13. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #95

    1. FC Kaiserslautern 4
    Bayern München 0


    Place: Kaiserslautern, Fritz-Walter-Stadion
    Time: Thursday, 8 p.m.
    Date: 14 April 1994
    Attendance: 40,000
    Referee: Harder

    Goal Scorers:
    1-0 Wagner 58
    2-0 Kuka 65
    3-0 Sforza 84
    4-0 Kuka 89

    Just a couple of weeks earlier, Bayern was sitting comfortably at the top of the Bundesliga table in front of Eintracht Frankfurt, leading them by four points (back in the two-points-for-a-win era). Kaiserslautern were trailing Bayern by six points and the club was expected to win its 12th Bundesliga championship with ease. However Franz Beckenbauer reminded everyone that in the previous season Bayern once led the table by five points and still didn’t win the title. In the previous season, a 2-4 away loss at Karlsruhe on the 32nd matchday allowed Werder Bremen to take the lead, and after the disastrous 0-4 defeat at the hands of Kaiserslautern, it looked as if history would repeat itself. Kaiserslautern had hammered Duisburg 7-1 away the previous week and thus the Bayern players could have expected what was to come in this game, but despite noticing all warning signs, the game ended as devastating for Bayern as apprehended.

    It was the ‘usual’ setting – Kaiserslautern a team of hard working, willing to fight to the least yet mostly average players against the allegedly ‘snobby’ millionaires club. The only difference to previous years being that Bayern in this game were totally outclassed and without the slightest chance of even gaining one point. The aforementioned 7-1 victory at Duisburg gave the Kaiserslautern side a crucial morale boost and by beating Bayern the next Saturday they knew they would suddenly become serious contenders for winning the title – something no one even remotely could have foreseen a couple of weeks earlier. Kaiserslautern attacked Bayern’s goal vehemently from start to finish, and it was infuriating for them to have failed to score for almost one hour, but their morale was intact and when Martin Wagner finally scored Kaiserslautern’s 1-0 in the 58th minute, the goals started to come rolling in. After Kuka scored the 2-0 after a cross by Sforza seven minutes later, Bayern were only concerned about limiting the damage, but in the last six minutes Kaiserslautern managed to score two further goals (among them a rare header by Ciriaco Sforza) to make the result of the match reflect the happenings on the pitch during the 90 minutes. This was Bayern’s worst game of the season, but they did recover fairly fast (still having a 2 points lead over Kaiserslautern) beating Nürnberg 5-0 in a game that had to be repeated due to the ref giving Bayern a goal that wasn’t one (the infamous ‘phantom goal’ by Thomas Helmer, Nürnberg appealed to DFB and got what they wanted – the irony being that if Nürnberg had not appealed they would only have lost 1-2 instead of 0-5 in the repeated game and would have stayed in the Bundesliga instead of getting relegated!), Kaiserslautern won its next two games but so did Bayern, which sealed the championship for them that year.

    1. FC Kaiserslautern


    ------------------------------- Kadlec





    Manager: Friedel Rausch

    Bayern München






    Manager: Franz Beckenbauer

    18 Nerlinger in, Zeige out
    46 Lusch in, Haber out
    75 Ritter in, Wagner out
    83 Witeczek in, Labbadia out
  14. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #94

    Bayern München 3
    TSV 1860 München 0


    Place: Munich, Grünwalder Stadion
    Time: Saturday, 3 p.m.
    Date: 8 January 1966
    Attendance: 40,000
    Referee: Tschenscher (Mannheim)

    Goal Scorers:
    1-0 Brenninger 59
    2-0 Ohlhauser 76
    3-0 Nafziger 83

    This was the 151st Munich city derby and for arguably the last time ever in the history of both clubs, Bayern Munich would enter this derby as the clear underdog. 1860 Munich was at the top of the Bundesliga table while newcomers Bayern were surprisingly the runner-up trailing by three points. Although Bayern couldn’t quite topple 1860 this season, it became obvious that they’d be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years. 1860 had won the first Bundesliga derby of these two city rivals 1-0 at the start of the season, and nobody could have foreseen at the time that this game on a hot August afternoon actually decided the championship, because if Bayern had won, they would have topped the league at the end of the season! 1860 had not lost for 13 straight games at this point (their last defeat dating back to early September 1965) and they were only to lose once more during the rest of their 1965-66 Bundesliga campaign (16 games), thus this 0-3 defeat at the hands of arch rivals Bayern was quite a shock defeat. Bayern taught 1860 a lesson of tactical nature but maybe 1860 should have been grateful as they learnt their lesson fairly well. Bayern played with youthful enthusiasm, was in better physical shape after the Christmas break and simply the better team, while 1860 manager Max Merkel remarked that his team “played like in 1890”. The key player in Zlatko Cajkovski’s (Bayern manager) tactical masterplan was Gerd Müller. Müller like a dervish was to be found everywhere on the pitch, he defended, played as stopper, linkman and striker – exactly like the situation required it. Peter Grosser was meant to cover Müller, but he couldn’t deal with Müller’s phantom role.

    1860 Munich had to do without their playmaker Hannes Küppers, who with his long exact passes could have broke down Bayern’s defensive wall, but without him 1860 played the ball horizontally and even backwards way too often almost never using the flanks, and generally their actions were far too slow, while their dangerous forwards Brunnenmeier and Konietzka (who played with a flu) were totally taken out of the game by Bayern’s sweeper Beckenbauer and stopper Hans Rigotti. Bayern were playing with the infamous “Doppelstopper” system, having added Karl Borutta to the central defense to aid Beckenbauer and Rigotti. In front of this defensive wall, Jakob Drescher acted as a “Zerstörer” and with Müller playing rather defensively as well, 1860 found it nearly impossible to mount menacing attacks towards Sepp Maier. Hence it came that Sepp Maier actually had less work against the league leader than against weaker teams! Throughout the 90 minutes, 1860 had four opportunities to score a goal, in the 11th minute Hans Rebele missed a cross by Otto Luttop, in the 26th Rudi Brunnenmeier missed the goal with a distance shot, in the 53rd a header by Peter Grosser slid over the crossbar and in the 73rd minute Borutta cleared the ball off the line after Maier had missed a corner kick. Bayern’s counter attacks were far more dangerous, Rainer Ohlhauser and Dieter Brenninger being Bayern’s main target men upfront but during the first half they failed to convert any of their many chances, as 1860 goalie Petar Radenkovic was in fine form, but only up to the 58th minute, when he threw the ball sloppily at the feet of Brenninger, who lobbed the ball over Radenkovic, scoring the deserved 1-0. The conversation between Radenkovic and Merkel right after the goal was written down by a journalist:

    Radenkovic: “I slipped!”
    Merkel: “Such a crucial error must not happen to a class goalie!”
    Radenkovic: “But in the derby, the team that scores the first always loses!”
    Merkel: “Bugger off. Who runs, wins. Who stands, loses!”

    Radenkovic was wrong, in this derby, the team scoring the first goal eventually won the game and Merkel was right, Bayern ran while 1860 strolled. Being enthused after the 1-0, Bayern started to attack with more determination and even Beckenbauer and Rigotti joined. Many precise combinations, despite the bad state of the pitch (January!), were performed by the young Bayern team, however it took another error by a 1860 player, this time a bad pass by Bernd Patzke, for Bayern to score the decisive 2-0. Rigotti was the receiver of Patzke’s loose ball, he dribbled around the 1860 defenders and then passed the ball to the unmarked Ohlhauser, who scored a classy goal by using the outside of his right foot. In the 82nd minute, Nafziger (the weakest Bayern player) scored the third goal after having benefited from a fine combination between Brenninger and Ohlhauser. The only 1860 player with a good performance that Saturday was Zejlko Perusic and Merkel duly stated after the game that he needed more of Perusic’s kind. A derby victory is already a sweet affair for the victorious side, but it was extra-sweet this time as Max Merkel previously had stated that Bayern could only win “with luck against weak teams”…

    Bayern München






    Manager: Zlatko Cajkovski

    TSV 1860 München





    Manager: Max Merkel

  15. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #93

    Eintracht Frankfurt 4
    1. FC Kaiserslautern 3


    Place: Frankfurt, Waldstadion
    Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    Date: 2 March 1991
    Attendance: 30,000
    Referee: Prengel
    Red: Stadler 44

    Goal Scorers:
    1-0 Möller 3
    1-1 Hotic 7
    2-1 Möller 27
    3-1 Möller 28
    3-2 Kuntz 32 pen
    4-2 Bein 51
    4-3 Kadlec 73 pen

    Before this game Andreas Möller was critizised by some of his teammates who found it hard to get along with him (Uli Stein, Uwe Bein) and the Eintracht fans were not too pleased with Möller as a tabloid printed details about an alleged secret contract he had signed with Juventus. After this game they all had to pay homage to their no. 10, as he scored three goals in this thrilling and dramatic top-class game. Möller scored his first goal in the third minute after Uwe Bein played a most delicate pass to his unloved midfield partner. Hotic soon equalized but after 27 minutes Möller scored from a freekick and a minute later Möller scores his third goal which was the most beautiful, sprinting across half of the pitch with the ball at his feet, then dumbfounding two Kaiserslautern defenders with a “Übersteiger” (the English word for this escapes me!) plus outdribbling keeper Gerry Ehrmann before pushing the ball over the line. Kaiserslautern got back into the game with the help of a bogus penalty (Binz was accused of handling the ball but he didn’t). Six minutes after the break Möller passes the ball to Uwe Bein who scores from just outside the box with a well-tempered shot. Despite Eintracht now leading 4-2, Kaiserslautern had clearly been the better team, though. Kaiserslautern performed like a team worthy of winning the championship, it was the first time they really looked like a champion, despite the defeat.

    It was impressive to see how Kaiserslautern’s two strikers Stefan Kuntz (who later in the season replaced injured sweeper Kadlec in many games) and poacher Bruno Labbadia (who vaguely resembled Gerd Müller) were fooling their markers Uwe Bindewald and the seasoned veteran Karl-Heinz “Charly” Körbel time and again, how Uwe Scherr and Markus Kranz stimulated their team’s play from the flanks, how Demir Hotic like a dervish was to be found all over the pitch and how the subs Rainer Ernst and especially Bjarne Goldbaek pressured Eintracht’s defense in the last 20 minutes. It was all the more impressive since Kaiserslautern actually fielded a depleted side that missed Thomas Dooley, Guido Hoffmann and Thomas Richter but especially since they played with only ten men all of the second half. After Kadlec had scored the 3-4 (Kuntz was fouled by Klein), ten ‘Lauterer dominated eleven Frankfurters but despite not managing to get the desired and highly deserved draw, this game proved to be a very vital one for the remainder of Kaiserslautern’s 1990-91 Bundesliga campaign, due to immense boost of confidence in their abilities. Two weeks later Kaiserslautern beat league leaders Bayern 2-1 at the Betzenberg and this game was pivotal as they headed the table from then on with Bayern trailing them. During the next 13 games Kaiserslautern remained unbeaten (eight wins), then they spectacularly lost their last home game of the season 2-3 to Mönchengladbach, but the Betzenberg spirit was still alive even in this game, as they were down 0-3 eight minutes before time and still almost managed to equalize in the dying minutes. Bayern at the same time won 1-0 at Nürnberg, now traling them by two points before the final game. But more about that later in the countdown…

    ----------------------- Eintracht Frankfurt







    Manager: Jörg Berger

    -----------------------1. FC Kaiserslautern







    Manager: Karl-Heinz Feldkamp

    68 Ernst in, Schupp out
    70 Klein in, Kruse out
    72 Goldbaek in, Stumpf out
    78 Sippel in, Bein out
  16. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #92

    Bayern München 6
    Hamburg SV 2


    Place: Munich, Olympiastadion
    Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    Date: 30 October 1976
    Attendance: 35,000
    Referee: Kindervater (Cologne)

    Goal Scorers:
    1-0 Müller 35
    1-1 Reimann 43
    2-1 Torstensson 49
    2-2 Björnmose 54
    3-2 Müller 61
    4-2 Kapellmann 73
    5-2 Müller 82
    6-2 Müller 89

    This was an unlucky affair for Hamburg who for 60 minutes were on eye level with Bayern, equalizing Bayern’s lead twice and who were even close to scoring the 3-2 themselves around the time they scored the 2-2. Two weeks earlier both teams had met at the same place in a Cup tie which Bayern won 5-1. This time Hamburg wanted to play more offensively since it was well-known that Bayern’s defense was not in a good state. In this game Hamburg played with center forward Willi Reimann which meant that Bayern had to play with a man-marking stopper taking care of him but the problem was that Bayern’s standard center back Katsche Schwarzenbeck was injured and Bayern’s bench in those days wasn’t very deep. Thus it came that Swedish midfield/forward Conny Torstensson was picked to complete the central defense next to Beckenbauer. This decision by Bayern manager Dettmar Cramer proved to be a hit as Torstensson arguably played his best ever game for Bayern. He marked Reimann out of the game but also contributed to Bayern’s attacks, scoring the 2-1 shortly after break. After the game everyone was full of praise for the Swede, who often struggled at Bayern since he joined them in Spring 1974. The other outstanding player was of course Gerd Müller, who managed to score four goals despite his two colleagues on the flanks – Hoeness and Rummenigge – having had a hard time with the Hamburg full backs Kaltz and Björnmose. During the first 60 minutes, Hamburg’s plan was simple but effective, with two attacking full backs Bayern’s wings had to track back, but it was Bayern’s midfield, especially Bernd ‘Wipf’ Dürnberger, who made up for the bad form of the two wingers and Franz Beckenbauer, who reigned supremely as a quasi-playmaker.

    Bayern’s first goal came after an energetic thrust deep into Hamburg’s half by Beckenbauer, he timed an accurate through ball towards Gerd Müller, who dumbfounded his marker Hans-Jürgen Ripp and sweeper Klaus Winkler pushing the ball in his unique style past goalkeeper Rudi Kargus. Four minutes earlier Müller had already scored a goal but the referee disallowed it after the linesman waved with his flag. Two minutes after the 1-0 Müller wasted a chance to score with a penalty. Then Uli Hoeness hits the post after a freekick by Beckenbauer. A few seconds after that chance, instead of leading 2-0, Hamburg equalized as Reimann sprints past the Bayern defense which was just coming back, tricks Horsmann in the box and then caught Maier standing on the wrong foot: 1-1! After the break Hamburg has two good scoring opportunities, but Maier is invincible in Bayern’s goal, directing a shot by Klaus Zaczyk to the crossbar and then saving a shot by Felix Magath with his foot. In the 49th minute, Torstensson thrusts forward into Hamburg’s box and after a through ball by Dürnberger volleys the ball with vehemence into the far post goal angle. Only five minutes later Hamburg equalizes as Björnmose shoots from 25 meters because he didn’t find a colleague he could pass to, the ball gets deflected and Maier can only watch helplessly how the ball trundles into his goal. After 60 minutes it looks as if Hamburg was more likely to win the game, but Bayern still had one ace left and that was a Gerd Müller whose goal hunger had yet to be satisfied. In the 61st minute, Dürnberger shoots vehemently from fairly outside the penalty box, Kargus can’t get a hold on the ball and Müller is there executing a classic poacher’s goal. Twelve minutes later, Kapellmann and Müller start to play a 1-2 which had its origin at the mid line, Kapellmann comes within good shooting range and does not hesitate to exploit the situation: 4-2! After a cross by Andersson, Müller pushes the ball over the goalline from close range – another ‘classic’ Müller goal, 5-2 after 82 minutes. Seven minutes later, Müller scores his fourth goal: a long goalkick by Maier lands at the feet of Hoeness who quickly passes the ball to the lurking Müller who despite being narrowly marked by two men manages to make room for himself by a quick three-step ‘trademark’ turnaround move which is followed by a not too powerful but precise shot: 6-2! A goal that only Gerd Müller caould have scored. Hamburg was soundly beaten, but the score was definitely two high. The third time they met was in spring 1977, you can read the events under game # ... hm let me check that ... #104!

    ---------------------------Bayern München





    Manager: Dettmar Cramer

    ----------------------------Hamburg SV





    Manager: Kuno Klötzer

    65 Magath in, Reimann out
  17. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #91

    Werder Bremen 4
    Bayern München 1


    Place: Bremen, Weserstadion
    Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    Date: 26 April 1993
    Attendance: 40,800
    Referee: Aust (Cologne)

    Goal Scorers:
    0-1 Ziege 29
    1-1 Rufer 45 pen
    2-1 Rufer 52 pen
    3-1 Herzog 68
    4-1 Hobsch 79

    For the first time in eleven years, the Weserstadion was sold out 100%. The expectations of the Werder supporters to draw level with Bayern in terms of points were very high, however during the first half Bayern were the better team, dictating play but forgetting to score a second goal after Christian Ziege’s goal, wasting numerous opportunities. Instead a justified penalty seconds before the break and an unjustified penalty seven minutes after the break turned the game upside down. Finding themselves leading unexpectedly so shortly after the break, Bremen released new energies while Bayern were demoralized by the quick turn of events. Bayern’s standard goalie Raimund Aumann couldn’t play as he got medication for toothache which was listed on the doping list and thus 19-year-old second goalie Uwe Gospodarek had to stand in the goal. During the first 15 minutes Werder had a variety of chances but Gospodarek was calmly and quickly reacting. Bayern’s Dutch midfield general Jan Wouters was absent due to having to play for the Netherlands and thus he had to be deputized by Lothar Matthäus, who found himself having to cover Werder’s Austrian playmaker Andreas Herzog. When Werder’s gushy attacking didn’t pay off for them, Bayern started to get into the game more and more until after roughly half an hour Mazinho passed the ball to Mehmet Scholl who beautifully passed the ball along to Ziege, who converted the chance calmly. Bremen was quite shocked finding themselves trailing their eternal rivals. A few minutes later Scholl again beautifully set up Ziege but this time the left wing back wasn’t cool enough, wasting a golden opportunity. Then Ziege got really unlucky after being the responsible player for the Werder penalty shortly before half-team, having fouled Herzog in the box. Rufer converted the penalty.

    Werder began the second half like they started in the first 15 minutes, but this time more successfully, albeit in a dubious way. Legat had played a long ball to Herzog, the Austrian ran towards Bayern goalie Gospodarek, but instead of trying to move past him, Herzog ran into him. Herzog stumbled and fell. The ref gave Gospodarek a yellow card and then a penalty, much to the anger of Bayern. Much to the pleasure of the madly raging Werder crowd, Rufer again had no intentions to waste this opportunity: 2-1. Shortly after this incident Bayern had a golden chance through Wohlfarth, but he misplaced his shot and only hit the post and then he had another great opportunity after another fine display of Mehmet Scholl but wasted it again. Matthäus pressed forward, as did sweeper Olaf Thon, but this only led to more free space for Andreas Herzog, who benefited from a crass bad pass by the usually reliable Thon in midfield, Marco Bode got the ball and whizzed along, Thon trying to catch him, but he couldn’t prevent Bode’s cross pass to Herzog and Gospodarek was helpless against Herzog’s shot: 3-1 in the 68th minute. From then on Bayern – demoralized – somehow gave up while anything Bremen tried succeeded. Legat outdribbled two Bayern players in front of his own box, then passed to Rufer who passed the ball accurately over a long distance to Bernd Hobsch who scored the final 4-1. Werder had drawn level with Bayern and at the end of the season they won the Bundesliga title in style, having beat Hamburg 5-0 and Stuttgart 3-0 away while Bayern unexpectedly stumbled over Karlsruhe (2-4) and Schalke (3-3).

    -------------------------Werder Bremen







    ------------------Manager: Otto Rehhagel

    ------------------------Bayern München







    --------------------Manager: Erich Ribbeck

    36 Wohlfarth in, Labbadia out
    82 Schaaf in, Rufer out
    86 Kohn in, Bode out
  18. fabster-no1

    fabster-no1 Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    SV Werder Bremen
    Werder-matches that have to be mentioned:

    2003/2004 VfB Stuttgart - Werder Bremen 4:4 (2:3)
    2003/2004 Werder Bremen - Hamburger SV 6:0 (3:0)
    2003/2004 Bayern München - Werder Bremen 1:3 (0:3)

  19. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    FC Barcelona
    Not sure how you plan on doing it, Gregoriak, but I feel number one on your list should be a two-match combination of the final day of play from either the 1977-78 or 2000-01 seasons. :) Incredible Saturdays those were. Very tough to say which was the more dramatic. Likely 2000-01, but only just.
    1983-84 had the potential of having one of the most dramatic endings to a Bundesliga campaign - similar to the English League's 1988-89 season - but alas, one team probably was looking ahead to that meeting and lost focus in 33. Spieltag. :(
  20. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Wait and see!
  21. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    I coupled these special final matchday games when two teams could still win the title. They will be featured in back-to-back positions.

    It could have been a spectacular game, almost a real final (stuttgart could have sealed the title with a draw, but still - similar to 1971-72, btw). It was a bit of a let down to see Hamburg lose its last home game the week before the clash. I'm sure Toby Charles lamented it!
  22. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #90

    FC Schalke 04 6
    1. FC Köln 2


    Place: Gelsenkirchen, Glückaufkampfbahn
    Time: Wednesday, 8 p.m.
    Date: 1 September 1971
    Attendance: 38,000
    Referee: Geng (Freiburg)

    Goal Scorers:
    1-0 Scheer 2
    2-0 Scheer 6
    3-0 Scheer 33
    4-0 Scheer 42
    5-0 Huhse 49
    5-1 Overath 65
    6-1 Scheer 72
    6-2 Rupp 81

    38,000 spectators in Gelsenkirchen’s sold-out Glückauf-Kampfbahn underwent a sensational triumph of Schalke’s young side (which was not yet affected by the looming Bundesliga scandal) against Cologne’s star studded team. The great hero being Klaus Scheer, normally a midfield player, but in this game he replaced the injured Klaus Fischer at the center forward position. Schalke started at a furious rate, catching Cologne with their pants down. After 120 seconds Cologne keeper Gerd Welz can’t get hold of a ball by Schalke full back Hartmut Huhse, Klaus Scheer sprints towards the ball and shoots it into the goal from a difficult angle. Four minutes Schalke strikes again, Libuda on the right wing beats Jupp Kapellmann, passes to right back Jürgen Sobieray, whose cross is headed into the goal by the unmarked Scheer. Schalke’s blitz start coming like a bombshell to the experienced Cologne defense. During the next 30 minutes Cologne’s skipper Wolfgang Overath tries to calm down the game by moving back positioning himself in front of the troubled defense. Whenever Overath tried to move forward Schalke’s Herbert Lütkebohmert gave him no leeway and thus Cologne’s offensive game was crucially weakened. Stopper Rolf Rüssmann took care of Cologne’s small but quick and dangerous center forward Bernd Rupp, further weakening Cologne’s offensive endeavors. From the back sweeper Klaus Fichtel and the Schalke midfield players initiated Schalke’s play with long passes into free spaces and balls towards the fast and cunning wingers Erwin Kremers and Reinhard ‘Stan’ Libuda, where Schalke was at its most dangerous. Especially Libuda whirled on his right wing in stunning fashion, undoubtedly fostered by the fact that his opponent on the right side was Jupp Kapellmann, who usually was a forward himself and (at that time) unused to play full back. After 33 minutes Libuda passed the ball to Scheer, who unleashed a bombshell of a shot: 3-0!

    Ten minutes later a repeat of almost the exact scenario, Libuda crosses the ball accurately and Scheer volleys it into the net: 4-0 amidst frantic celebrations of the Schalke crowd. In the second half Cologne brought the experienced Karl-Heinz Thielen into the game instead of Kapellmann and young Bernd Cullmann for sweeper Werner Biskup, while Schalke subbed out Dutch midfielder Heinz van Haaren to bring in young talent Paul Holz. One might have expected Schalke to calm its play after being up 4-0 but the young team wasted no thoughts about that and continued to attack, four minutes after the break full back Huhse scores Schalke’s fifth goal after a neat solo from the right flank. To Cologne, the defeat was certain now, and Overath moved forward again in order to at least score one or two consolidation goals and it worked out after 66 minutes when he hit the ball perfectly with a left footed strike after a corner, but only seven minutes later Klaus Scheer crowned his phenomenal performance by scoring his fifth goal. Erwin Kremers had crossed the ball from the left, Holz quickly headed it back from the goalmouth where Scheer converted with a powerful shot under the crossbar. During the last 20 minutes Schalke saved some energy and withdrew further back which finally allowed Bernd Rupp to have a little impact on the game by scoring Cologne’s second goal but the final result of 2-6 was still an embarrassing humiliation. Schalke never went so close to winning the Bundesliga as they did in this season, topping the table for 23 out of 34 matchdays. But more on that later.

    ------------------------FC Schalke 04



    -------H.Kremers----Lütkebohmert----Van Haaren


    [COLOR=„White“]Manager: Ivica Horvat

    ---------------------------1. FC Köln






    ----------------Manager: Gyula Lorant

    46 Cullmann in, Biskup out
    46 Thielen in, Kapellmann out
    46 Holz in, van Haaren out
    78 Beverungen in, E.Kremers out
  23. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank #89

    Hertha BSC Berlin 2
    Borussia Mönchengladbach 1


    Place: Berlin, Olympiastadion
    Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    Date: 19 April 1975
    Attendance: 91,000
    Referee: Biwersi (Bliesransbach)

    Goal Scorers:
    0-1 Stielike 23
    1-1 K.Müller 31
    2-1 K.Müller 75

    According to Kicker the Olympiastadion was packed with 91,000 people, the majority of them eager to see their beloved Hertha beat the ‘invincible’ Borussia of Mönchengladbach, who were leading the Bundesliga table by three points, followed by Frankfurt and Cologne. Hertha was placed fourth trailing by four points. The Hertha supporters did not regret coming, as Hertha managed the unthinkable, beating the super team of Borussia who had remained unbeaten in the last 17 games, setting a new Bundesliga record in the process. During the first 25 minutes Hertha tried to beat Gladbach by means of playfulness, but in that respect Gladbach was simply not to beat, being the most sophisticated team in the Bundesliga. Surprisingly, Hertha only found its rhythm after Stielike’s goal, now Hertha started to fight for every inch, fighting for every ball, a style of play that troubled Gladbach far more. Michael Sziedat controlled Gladbach’s lethal marksman Jupp Heynckes while Hanne Weiner got along fairly well with the in-form Allan Simonsen. Thus it was no coincidence that Gladbach’s goal came from a startling distant shot outside the box. Erich Beer ran as much as Herbert Wimmer did for Gladbach, but the Hertha player was more effective, creating more pressure on the Glabdach defense with his runs across the field than Wimmer did on the other side and Wolfgang Sidka had a bigger impact on the game than his counterpart on the other side, young talent Uli Stielike. Gladbach only played with two strikers upfront, Christian Kulik was intended to fulfil the role of withdrawn center forward, but whenever he went up front he simply found no way around Hertha’s giant center back Uwe ‘Funkturm’ Kliemann (who was in spectacular form that whole season).

    Hertha’s first goal was quite quaint, as Gladbach goalie Wolfgang ‘Otto’ Kleff was brought down unintendedly by his own teammates Berti Vogts and Uli Stielike, for two seconds the Gladbach goal was virtually void of a goalkeeper, Hertha’s Swiss striker Kurt ‘Kudi’ Müller exploited that situation, but the only way he could get the ball into the goal was by means of a bicycle kick and that’s exactly what he did. The Berlin crowd went overboard, needless to say, after this spectacular goal aided by clownish Gladbach defending! Hertha pressed forward for the rest of the game, and it was especially crucial that their forechecking was so committed and ‘total’ that Gladbach found no way to mount its usual clinically precise counter attacks that made them such a dangerous side in away games. 15 minutes before the end, a giant roar went thru the Olympiastadion, as Hertha had just scored the eagerly awaited second goal: the mobile and fast right wing Gerd Grau had tricked Kleff and passed the ball over to Müller who coolly converted the opportunity. Hertha’s outstanding battlesome attitude finally got rewarded and the spectacular setting reminded older viewers of the great finals of the German championships back in the days before the Bundesliga.

    -------------------------Hertha BSC





    ------------------Manager: Georg Kessler

    ---------------Borussia Mönchengladbach






    ------------Manager: Hennes Weisweiler

    58 Klinkhammer in, Wimmer out
    70 H.Jensen in, Simonsen out
  24. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Rank # 88

    TSV 1860 München 3
    Bayern Munich 2


    Place: Munich, Grünwalder Stadion
    Time: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
    Date: 30 March 1968
    Attendance: 44,000
    Referee: Tschenscher (Mannheim)

    Goal Scorers:
    1-0 Heiss 17
    2-0 Perusic 28
    3-0 Bründl 58
    3-1 Roth 75
    3-2 Müller 77

    The Munich derby during the 1960s was always a tense affair as both teams were about equal unlike in subsequent decades. Bayern had played a convincing second half of the season (after they were out of form much of the first half), moving up from sixth to second placed team in the table (after Nürnberg), while 1860 dropped from the runner-up position in January to 10th position by the end of March, the time of Munich’s 156th derby. But as so often in derbies, the team everyone expects to win fails to meet the expectations. This defeat was especially bitter for Bayern, because league leaders Nürnberg had lost 0-1 at Kaiserslautern and if Bayern had won the derby, they would have come into touching reach of them with only one point separating the two teams. 1860’s best player was – once again – the tiny but energetic Yugoslavian Zejlko Perusic. His outstanding game was characterized by an impeccable defensive effort, something his manager, fans and teammates came to expect from him, but he also excelled at linking defense and attack in the style of a great playmaker. Perusic’s great display was certainly quickened by him scoring his first ever goal for 1860 that game, after running across the pitch from a deep midfield position towards the edge of the penalty box, where neither Beckenbauer nor Kupferschmidt nor Olk could prevent him from scoring with a spectacular shot. Other 1860 players that excelled were Peter Grosser and Alfred Bründl, who showed remarkable artistic abilities. While Bayern were not all bad, they were distinctively outclassed for one hour and could not have complained losing more explicitly than only by one goal.

    ----------------------TSV 1860 München





    ----------------------Manager: Albert Sing

    -----------------------Bayern München





    -----------------Manager: Zlatko Cajkovski

  25. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    FC Barcelona
    Do you happen to have any photos of these stadiums? I'm not familiar with them and would love to see what they look like.

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