Champions League 1998-99: The Triumph

Champions League

UEFA Champions League 1998-99 is the greatest triumph I have ever seen.

The final was played in Barcelona, at Camp Nou stadium. I bought the ticked 2 weeks before because I was sure that Manchester United is special.

At any rate Chapion League 1998-99 was incredible and I was not confident. Initially the draw was complicated. In fact, in group D, together with Manchester United there were Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Brondby.

At the end the second position, behind German team was ok for me, and for Manchester United’s fans.

Now, let’s move to quarter-finals vs Internazionale Milano Football Club. Please note that In the quarter-finals, the two best runners-up (Real Madrid and Manchester Utd) could not be drawn together.

Anyway Inter was a strong team with the best keeper: Angelo Peruzzi. Consequently the aggregate 3-1 was an unpredictable result.

Here we are at semi-finals with the following draw: Manchester United vs Juventus and Dynamo Kyiv vs Bayern Munich.

To sum up the match in Turin was difficul because Italian teams are weel organized.

But our dream was not finished and the aggregate result was 4-3.


The final

At the end the final in Camp Nou on 26 May 1999. As mentioned above I went to Barcelona for this exciting match.
The weather was ok and Pierluigi Collina was the referee.

This match is remembered for injury time goal. At the other end, Bayern Munich started the first half in a more positive mood and Mario basler scored a goal after 6 minutes.

But the story was changing and Manchester United is legend. Indeed our first goal was timed at 91′ and everybody thinked about extra time.

Less than 30 seconds after the subsequent kick-off, Manchester Utd forced another corner kick and Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored again.

To sum up it was an unbelievable triumph and we won the Champions League 1998-99 for the 2nd time.

We are the best!!!!