2001: A Redemption Odyssey, Or: CL Final 2000/01, Bayern München vs Valencia CF (S01E09)

Under the most dramatic of circumstances Bayern had lost the ’99 CL final. In the Y2K edition Valencia were downright demolished. Yet both made it to Milan in May 2001 to vie for the European football crown once more. The match up would grant redemption to one side, whilst condemning the other to more heartbreak.

In episode nine we cover the Champions League Final 2000/01 contested between German champions Bayern Munich and Spanish representatives Valencia CF. Before that, though, we delve into all of the drama surrounding Bayern between their final appearances. Rest assured, there was plenty to be had on and off the pitch. In the aftermath we focus on Valencia with Rafa Benitez at the helm.

Here are the minutes:

  • 0:04:30 Bayern after CL 99, summer moves
  • 0:08:00 Drama in Munich & New York
  • 0:14:30 Drama in Hamburg & Magdeburg
  • 0:31:00 Valencia’s domestic season
  • 0:35:00 CL: groups and quarters
  • 0:45:00 Setting the stage at the San Siro: line-ups, expectations in Germany
  • 0:57:20 Kick-off, Valencia convert an early pen, Bayern miss their’s
  • 1:05:00 What are the side’s match plans?
  • 1:12:00 Bayern dominate but hardly create
  • 1:19:45 Jancker sub nets a third penalty
  • 1:26:30 Valencia gassed? Few chances on either side
  • 1:35:15 Into extra time with golden goal rules
  • 1:44:00 Penalties
  • 1:48:15 Awards & viewing recommendation
  • 1:52:00 Valencia under Benitez, subsequent decline
Approximate formations and player movements for Bayern vs Valencia, May 23rd 2001

Approximate formations and player movements for Bayern vs Valencia, May 23rd 2001

Some further reading and viewing:

About Sebastian

Sebastian writes and talks about football of all eras in German and English. His series of Retro Match Reports focus on British, German and Italian football history. For YYFP he is currently working his way through the late '70s and early '80s. Follow Sebastian on Twitter: @maltacalcio.

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