Fi­nal, 1996-97

Australian Four Four Two - - FEATURES -

“You go on and score the de­ci­sive goal,” coach Ottmar Hitzfeld in­structed Dort­mund’s mid­fielder Lars Ricken just be­fore re­plac­ing Stephane Cha­puisat in the 1997 fi­nal. It took the one-club man 16 sec­onds to fol­low his man­ager’s or­ders, his de­li­cious chip – with his first touch – securing a fa­mous 3-1 win. It had been a game of substitutes, Alessan­dro Del Piero re­plac­ing Ser­gio Por­rini at the break to re-en­er­gise the Old Lady af­ter Karl-Heinz Riedle’s first-half dou­ble. Riedle (left) had his own pre­mo­ni­tion, wak­ing at 3.30am on the day of the game in a cold sweat. “I just dreamt that I’ll score two goals,” he panted.

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