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Matches don’t come much bigger than this. And nor do results like this.
BAYERN MUNICH 1, NORWICH CITY 2
Did Bayern pay a heavy price for seemingly under-estimating their opponents? Yes, it seems they did.
Certainly, the comments in the aftermath of arguably the greatest victory in the club’s history suggest they may have needed no help in being motivated.
Lothar Matthaus – brilliantly targeted by manager Mike Walker as a possible weak link, despite his stature in the world game – perhaps personified the arrogance, and his weak defensive header set the scene for one of the greatest goals scored by a Norwich City player, Jeremy Goss catching the ball on the volley from 20 yards and returning it with interest.
Before half an hour had passed it was 2-0, as Mark Bowen stooped to head in a free-kick by Ian Crook which had eluded Chris Sutton.
City were in dreamland, and not even Christian Nerlinger’s goal five minutes before half-time would change that.
• Competition: Uefa Cup, second round, first leg
• Date: October 19, 1993
• Bayern Munich
Manager: Erich Ribbeck
Aumann, Jorginho, Ziege, Kreuzer, Helmer, Nerlinger, Matthaus, Witeczek, Wouters, Valencia, Scholl
Subs: Sternkopf (60), Labbadia (65)
• Norwich City
Gunn, Culverhouse, Butterworth, Newman, Bowen, Goss, Prior, Goss, Fox, Robins, Sutton
Sub: Sutch (15)
• Goals: Bayern Munich: Nerlinger (40). Norwich City: Goss (12), Bowen (29)
• Referee: Leif Sundell
• Ground: Olympic Stadium
• Attendance: 28,500
NORWICH CITY 1, BAYERN MUNICH 1
When Adolfo Valencia scored after just four minutes of the second leg, you might have been forgiven for thinking there was a certain inevitability about what was about to happen. Wrong.
The inevitable aspect had perhaps been created in the opening leg.
City were not overawed, and they certainly weren’t pushovers.
Despite what had happened in Germany two weeks earlier, Bayern were still tipped by many to overcome City, and the early goal had a touch of “I told you so”, about it. But City were made of sterner stuff, and when Bayern threatened, they were equal to it, defending resolutely against a supposedly superior side.
And five minutes into the second half that man Goss popped up with the equaliser to ensure City went through, 3-2 on aggregate.
Carrow Road was packed for the game as the city woke up to the reality that it was in the midst of a giant-killing.
What they witnessed was history being made.
• Competition: Uefa Cup, second round, second leg
• Date: November 3, 1993
• Norwich City
Gunn, Culverhouse, Butterworth, Newman, Bowen, Fox, Polston, Goss, Crook, Eadie, Sutton
Subs: Akinbiyi (77), Sutch (88)
• Bayern Munich
Aumann, Jorginho, Ziege, Kreuzer, Helmer, Nerlinger, Matthaus, Wouters, Schupp, Witeczek, Valencia
Subs: Scholl (67), Sternkopf (77)
• Goals: Norwich City: Goss (51). Bayern Munich: Valencia (4)
• Referee: Frans van den Wijngaert
• Ground: Carrow Road
• Attendance: 20,600
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