Bayern Munich 1 - 2 Manchester United

Matt Biggs
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UK Guardian

Bayern Munich: Kahn, Babbel, Kuffour, Matthaus, Effenberg, Basler, Jeremies, Tarnat, Jancker, Zickler, Linke. Subs: Dreher, Helmer, Scholl, Strunz, Fink, Salihamidzic, Daei.

Man Utd: Schmeichel, G. Neville, Irwin, Johnsen, Stam, Beckham, Butt, Cole, Giggs, Blomqvist, Yorke. Subs: Van Der Gouw, May, Sheringham, P. Neville, Solskjaer, Brown, Greening.

Referee: P Collina (Italy)

1 Kick-off sees both teams bouncing around the middle of the park trying to find their feet. Tension is high and nerves are jangling - this is the biggest pirze in European club football after all. United get the ball up for Beckham to fire in an early cross that goes nowhere.
2 Goal-kick to United as Schmeichel sends the ball up to the Bayern area; Babbel breaks to bring play back into United's half, brushing off three challenges in the process.
4 United push up again and Yorke finds his way into the Bayern area only to be swamped by defenders.
6 GOAL Bayern 1 - 0 Man Utd Bayern go one up - a nightmare start for United. Basler's free-kick from just outside the area sails around the wall and into Schmeichel's bottom left-hand corner.
10 Irwin snuffs out another Bayern advance as United attempt to regroup.
12 A United free-kick from 35 yards out fails to find Yorke in the area. The Trinidad and Tobago international flaps his arms in early exasperation.
13 Stam meets Jancker after Matthaus floats a long-ball into the United area. Stam floors him... and wins the ball.
15 Cole misses a great chance after being challenged in the penalty area and forced to watch the ball roll harmlessly past Kahn's right post.
17 Zickler forces Schmeichel to get down and prevent another goal. Despite the scoreline the game looks evenly matched, with possession roughly equal.
20 United throw-in from the half-way line; Irwin to Butt, but Matthaus snuffs out the move.
21 Bayern looking efficient as they foil another United advance. Yorke receiving a lot of attention from defenders. Beckham gets two corners, Jeremies clears both but United maintain pressure. Resulting throw sees Beckham crossing to Yorke, who tries to lob Kahn. Kahn fists away for another throw-in.
23 Blomqvist finds Butt who slides the ball to Giggs - his shot is blocked by Babbel.
24 A 60-yard pass from Beckham finds Cole in the area but his shot is blocked again by the omnipresent Babbel.
26 Beckham free-kick from 30-yards - cleared for a corner. Beckham takes but it comes to nothing.
27 Butt receives the ball on the edge of the area and is immediately closed down.
28 Bayern counter-attack, crossing the line for the first time in five minutes. Tarnat's cross is headed back to Schmeichel by Neville.
29 A more organised Bayern break sees Matthaus exchanging passes with Jancker, but his shot goes wide.
30 Cole chases a lost cause, forcing Tarnat to concede a corner. Results in nothing.
31 Giggs finds Yorke, but his shot is deflected by Babbel. Kahn collects.
32 Matthaus sprints upfield aided by off-the-ball movement by Jancker and Zickler who do well to spread the United defence. Gets in a shot from just outside the area - sails happily over the bar.
35 Giggs races down the right and goes down looking for the foul. No joy. Bayern are playing a tight game that does not allow United to gain any rhythm.
37 Basler finds Zickler - a synchronised tackle by Blomqvist and Neville concedes a corner. Comes to nothing.
39 Two crosses from Giggs apply pressure on the Bayern area - the first is knocked back for the second, which finds Blomqvist on the far side of the area, but he fails to keep the ball.
40 Kuffour fouls Yorke 10 yards outside the Bayern box. Beckham places the free-kick past Kahn's left-hand post.
42 Jeremies wins the ball after putting Stam under pressure. Schmeichel runs outside his box to clear.
43 Swift interchange between Yorke and Cole creates an opening for Giggs. Kahn comes out like a steam train and collects from Giggs's feet.
44 Corner to United - Beckham takes, but again Kahn collects.
45 Bayern move upfield to find Jancker in the box - Stam again makes the tackle, desperately trying not to avoid a penalty.

46 Matthaus feeds Jancker who, under pressure from Johnsen, manages to squeeze through a shot. Schmeichel concedes a corner.
47 Basler takes the corner, the ball comes back to him and he smashes the ball across the face of the goal. Beckham concedes another corner, but United clear.
49 Blomqvist through-ball to Cole, who is blocked by Kuffour on the edge of the Bayern area.
51 Giggs wins a corner after United apply pressure around the Bayern goal. Beckham takes and tries to find Johnsen - his header goes over.
53 Beckham floats in a free-kick from deep on the left - United at sixes and sevens as Jeremies clears.
54 Basler's corner almost found Babbel who missed with a flying header. He appeared to have been impeded by Johnsen.
55 Beckham corner; headed away by Jeremies, Giggs plays the ball back deep into the area for Blomqvist to miss United's best chance under pressure from Babbel.
57 Zickler's ball finds Basler with space in the box, but Stam quickly closes him down and forces the ball back into Bayern's half.
60 Yellow card Tarnat booked after bringing down Giggs. Effenberg also lucky not to see yellow after they both jumped on Giggs in mid-sprint.
61 Kahn fumbles the ball as he stumbles over Babbel, Tarnat quick to clear.
64 Basler, on the half-way line, sees Schmeichel off his line and tries to do a Beckham. Luckily the ball flies a yard over the bar.
66 Beckham crosses looking for Yorke; goes for a corner.
67 Substitution Sheringham on for Blomqvist. Beckham takes the corner, Stam heads over the bar.
69 United throw on the right finds Yorke who heads the ball on for Cole. He attempts a bicycle kick but it goes wide.
70 Long diagonal ball by Beckham floated in towards Sheringham but he cannot reach it.
71 Substitution Scholl on for Zickler.
72 Neat play by Scholl finds Effenberg; he shoots from 30 yards and hits the post.
73 Scholl spots Jancker making a run down the left. Jancker heads on to Effenberg who tries to lob Schmeichel on the run, but Schmeichel just manages to get a hand to the ball for a corner.
74 Scholl's introduction brings immediate dividends as United's marking fails to catch up. Time is running out for Alex Ferguson's men - is this the end of the treble dream?
79 Surging run by Basler sees him go past Beckham - finds Scholl who chips Schmeichel and sees his ball rebound off the post.
80 Substitution Fink on for Matthaus.
81 Substitution Solskjaer on for Cole. Butt through from the right but his cross is just a whisker too high for Cole and Babbel concedes a corner. Neville puts in great cross to find Solskjaer - his header is on target but is gathered at the left-hand post by Kahn.
83 Scholl flies past the United defence and wins a corner. Basler takes it and the ball is met by Jancker - his shot hits the bar, yet another lucky escape for United.
87 Stam's long-ball finds Solskjaer - his back-heel spots Sheringham who volleys only to see Kahn make a great save at the left-hand post.
88 Yorke, fed by Neville, stumbles over the ball with just Kahn to beat. United now desperately peppering the Bayern goal.
89 Substitution Salihamidzic on for Basler as Hitzfeld tries to kill off the remaining few seconds.
90 Three minutes of injury time to play. United are running out of chances.
90 Gooooaaaaaaaaallllll Elation for United: Beckham takes a corner, Schmeichel goes for the header, the ball reaches Giggs on the edge of the box. His right-foot volley is met at the edge of the six-yard box by Sheringham who turns it home.
90 Gooooooooooaaaaaaaalllllll!!!!!!! Treble heaven: Beckham crosses from a corner and Sheringham knocks it down for Solskjaer to toe-poke it into the top corner of the net.

Final whistle! United, after being a goal down for 84 minutes, win the 1999 European Cup final with two goals in injury time.