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2000/01 UEFA Champions League Final
Wednesday May 23rd, 2001

Bayern Munich -- Valencia
(in Milan's Giuseppe Meazza stadium)

1-1 aet (5-4 on penalties)

Pele was in the stadium to hand the man of the match award to Oliver Kahn. Three penalty saves in the shoot-out made up for the misses of his strikers.

23 May, 2001
UEFA Champions League Final

Bayern Munich -- Valencia
(in Milan's Giuseppe Meazza stadium)

The atmosphere is electric in Milan as the two sides shake hands before the start of the 2001 Champions League Final.

Valencia kick off from right to left.

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0-1 -- Penalty for Valencia in the second minute. Patrik Andersson on the floor handles the ball and Mendieta puts the spot-kick past Ollie Kahn.

6 Mins

Angloma gets a late challenge on Effenberg and it's another penalty. This time to Bayern. Saved! Mehmet Scholl's strike went straight at Canizares, who gets his legs to it.

18 Mins

Bayern troubling Valencia. Lizarazu and Elber.... but the Brazilian tries to do too much with two defenders breathing down his neck.

25 Mins

Valencia are not content to soak up the Bayern pressure and push forward looking for a second. Ollie Kahn gets in a big clearance, just ahead of Killy Gonzalez.

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First yellow card goes to Valencia, Carboni taking his time.

28 Mins

Salihamidzic and Lizarazu again troubling Valencia, down the left, but Giovanni Elber is not getting the final touch.

30 Mins

Bayern stoke the ball around in the middle of the field. Anyone would think that they were a goal up. They're trying to rethink a way through.

32 Mins

Valencia counter. Lothar Mattheus looks on from the stands..... could he do any better?

35 Mins

Anyone who saw how Bayern took the Bundesliga away from Schalke in the dying seconds, by equalising against Hamburg at the weekend, would not be feeling too troubled. The Bayern fans are still in good voice.

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Valencia counter again and Patrik Andersson has to commit a cynical foul to stop Aimar and earn himself a place in the book.

41 Mins

Mendieta floats in a free-kick. Big John Carew gets a head to it..... thankfully for Ollie Kahn the ball whisks past the post.

45 Mins

Again Bayern stroking the ball around then stepping up the tempo. Lizarazu and Elber once more out of luck.

Half-time -- Last year's losing finalists are half-way to being this year's winners. Bayern will need to rethink their strategy. Valencia are tight and counter swiftly.

45 minutes to go for Bayern to level the scores. Bayern bring in Carsten Jancker for Sagnol and Valencia replace Aimar with Albelda.

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Penalty to Bayern. Jancker gets above Carboni.... as the Valencia player falls, the ball hits his arm. Effenberg levels the scores.

54 Mins

Mendietta free-kick has Ollie stranded..... but it's wide.

65 Mins

With both sides looking for a second goal it's end to end with frustrated fouls. Both sets of fans are adding to the atmosphere. Zhaovic comes on for Sanchez.

77 Mins

Both teams stand  a chance of winning this but equally they're afraid of losing and the game is looking nervous. The Spanish fans try to get Valencia going.

84 Mins

Carew gets a low cross into Zahovic in the middle of the Bayern area. The Slovenian takes a little too long and Ollie Kahn is able to smother the ball at his feet.

87 Mins

Ayala gets stretchered off and stands up as soon as they get to the touchline. Valencia can ill-afford to lose him as we head towards extra-time.

90 Mins

Ayala tried to continue but can't and is replaced by Djukic as three minutes are added on.

93 Mins

Jancker lets one fly from outside of the Valencia area. He could have sealed the final in the last seconds. Instead, the ball screams wide and we go into extra-time.......


Canizares keeps Valencia in the game with a quick reaction to Bayern pressure, in the second minute of extra-time.

Again Canizares thwarts Bayern, this time from Salihamidzic who's still looking very fresh considering the amount of work he's done.

At the other end, Ollie Kahn saves from Zahovic. There's more life in this first eight minutes of extra-time than there was in the previous 80.

Elber goes off for Zickler.

Bayern pile on the pressure as the end of the first period of extra-time comes to and. Valencia hold out and Carew comes close at the other end after another typical Valencia counter.

Fifteen minutes before the penalties.

yellow_card.gif (94 bytes) -- Kily Gonzalez goes down in the Bayern area and gets booked for it.

Paulo Sergio comes on for Mehmet Scholl.

22 Mins

Valencia free-kick goes straight to Ollie Kahn. We're eight minutes away from penalties.

Three minutes before the end..... Bayern get a couple of corners in sucession. Canizares is up to the challenge. How will the keepers do in the one on ones?

Penalties --

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Sergio -- Over Mendieta -- Low to the right
Salihamidzic -- Levels the score Carew -- Low to the right
Zickler -- To the right Zahovic -- To the left.... Ollie saves
Andersson -- Saved Carboni -- Kahn pushes the ball onto the crossbar
Effenberg puts Bayern ahead Baraja -- To the left
Lizarazu -- 4-3 to Bayern Kily Gonzalez -- In, near the post.... Ollie had lead in his boots
Linke -- Puts Bayern in front Pelegrino --

Kahn saves and wins the Champions League for Bayern.

Man of the Match: Oliver Kahn




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