Blast From the Past – Bayern Win Their First European Cup

Uli Hoeness

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Getting ready for the champions league final – Bayern won their 22nd league title in Germany, beating out perennial losers Schalke by 5 points. Two weeks from today the German giants will meet Inter Milan in Madrid, and for those who like to remember the good ol’ days or just watch some old soccer vids, this is for you.

First up is Bayern’s first European Cup and their second continental honor (won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1967). Atletico Madrid (somehow symbolic) were the rivals on May 1974. The first match (Brussels) ended in a 1-1 draw, which meant, back then, a replay match two days later.

The result? Bayern won 4-0, with Uli Hoeness and Gerd Muller both grabbing a brace for the Bavarians who would go on to win the Champions League/European Champions Cup three more times.