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Top 10 Champions League games ever: 2 - Manchester United v Bayern Munich
Published : 03 Oct 2012 14:52:15
It took two minutes and 17 seconds of stoppage time for Teddy Sheringham, then Norwegian super-sub Solskjaer to turn game on its head for United, and win them there second European Crown.
In a season which both teams had won their own respective leagues & domestic cups, both teams had the chance to make it an unforgettable season, winning The Treble.
Manchester United were missing there two key midfield players, Roy Keane & Paul Scholes through suspension.
United got off to a terrible start when Bayern Munich went ahead after just six minutes. Mario Basler swept in a free-kick, low into the bottom left corner. Schmeichel stood no chance and was rooted to the spot. David Beckham played in an unfamiliar midfield role due to the suspension of United's key midfield duo, with his tireless work rate and effort levels United had more than there fair amount of possession. United won a corner just as the fourth official indicated three minutes of injury time, United forced a corner, in desperate hope of one last attack. The goal was timed at 90.36 and United had looked like they forced Extra Time. However, just 30 seconds later, United forced yet another corner, and Norwegian hero Solskjaer popped up at 92.17 to take United in to the lead.
Key Player: Teddy Sheringham
Coming on in the 67th minute, Sheringham proved to be a crucial substitution by Sir Alex. Sheringham scored the equaliser and then proved the assist for Solskjaers winner. His presence on the pitch proved to be decisive.