22 years since La Novena

On 15 May 2002, Zidane's iconic volley goal decided the final against Bayer Leverkusen.

22 years since La Novena

Glasgow's Hampden Park stadium was the venue for the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. On 15 May 2002, the Whites extended their supremacy in the European Cup honours list in the club's centenary year.

Zidane was one of the stars of the final with his iconic volley to make it 2-1. On the stroke of half-time, Roberto Carlos sent a lofted cross from the left flank to the edge of the box, where Zidane was waiting to fire in a fantastic finish past the German goalkeeper. In 2020, France Football magazine selected this goal as the greatest ever in the Champions League.

Before that, the game got off to a pulsating start, with two goals in the first quarter of an hour. Raúl gave Madrid the lead when he latched on to Roberto Carlos' throw-in to beat Butt. Lucio promptly equalised for Bayer from a corner.

Casillas plays a decisive role
In the second half, César was forced off injured. He was replaced by Casillas, who also played a crucial role in clinching the trophy. In the final stretch, the Germans had several clear chances to equalise, but the Madrid legend came to the rescue to secure Real Madrid's ninth European Cup.

2- Real Madrid: César (Casillas, 68'), Salgado, Hierro, Helguera, Roberto Carlos, Figo (McManaman, 61'), Makelele (Flavio, 73'), Solari, Zidane, Raúl, Morientes.
1- Bayer Leverkusen: Butt, Sebescen (Kirsten, 65'), Zivkovic, Lucio (Babic, 91'), Placente; Schneider, Ramelow, Ballack, Brdaric (Berbatov, 38'), Bastürk, Neuville.

(min. 9): Raúl.
(min. 14): Lucio.
(min. 44): Zidane.

Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland).