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9ª Copa de Europa

On this day, the ninth European Cup was won

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NEWS | 15/05/2019

The historic volleyed goal by Zidane decided the final against Bayer Leverkusen.
Glasgow's Hampden Park hosted the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. On May 15, 2002, the Whites extended their domination as the winners of the European Cup and made the Centennial year unforgettable.

Zidane is the stand out name from that final thanks to his historic volley that decided the match, 2-1 in favour of Real Madrid. In the build up to the goal, on the stroke of half time, Roberto Carlos whipped in the ball from the left wing to the edge of the area, where Zidane was waiting to release an unstoppable shot, which beat the German goal.
 
Vibrant start
The match had begun in a very exciting manner with two goals in the first quarter of an hour. Raúl put Real Madrid in front, taking advantage of a throw-in from Roberto Carlos to beat Butt. Lucio quickly levelled thinks up for Bayer by converting a corner.
 
Decisive saves
In the second half, Cesar had to come off injured. He was replaced by Casillas, who also had a key role in winning the title. In the final stages, the Germans had several clear chances to draw level, but the young goalkeeper managed to keep them out and secured the ninth European Cup for Real Madrid.

MATCH INFO:
2- Real Madrid: César (Casillas, 68'), Salgado, Hierro, Helguera, Roberto Carlos, Figo (McManaman, 61'), Makelele (Flavio, 73'), Solari, Zidane, Raúl and Morientes.

1- Bayer Leverkusen: Butt, Sebescen (Kirsten, 65'), Zivkovic, Lucio (Babic, 91'), Placente; Schneider, Ramelow, Ballack, Brdaric (Berbatov, 38'), Bastürk and Neuville.

Goals:
1-0 (min. 9): Raúl.
1-1 (min. 14): Lucio.
2-1 (min. 44): Zidane.

Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland).
Stadium: Hampden Park (Glasgow).
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