Atletico get chance for revenge against Bayern 42 years on
BARCELONAApr 27, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
Apr 27, 2016 12:00 am
Bayern Munich destroyed Atletico Madrid's dreams of winning the European Cup in 1974 and are out to wreck their hopes of reaching a second Champions League final in three years when they visit the Spanish capital for the semi-final first leg.
In the final in Heysel 42 years ago, an equaliser from defender Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck in the final minute of extra time cancelled out Luis Aragones' opening goal and forced a replay, in which Bayern ran out 4-0 winners.
That outcome led to contrasting fortunes for both clubs - Bayern went on to win three consecutive European Cups and are now bidding for their sixth triumph in manager Pep Guardiola's last season in charge before taking over at Manchester City. Atletico are still haunted by the memory of Schwarzenbeck's goal, which prompted the nickname "el pupas" (the cursed ones).
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