The Ninth turns 18

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NEWS | 05/15/2020

Zidane's historic volley goal decided the 2002 final against Bayer Leverkusen.

On May 15, 2002, the Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow hosted the final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen. 18 years ago our team won the Ninth, increased its hegemony in the historical record of the European Cup and made the year of the Centenary.

Zidane He was the protagonist of that final thanks to his memorable volley goal that was the final 2-1. It was 44 minutes when Roberto Carlos threw a center pumped from the left wing to the front of the area, where he expected Zidane to join a legendary auction, which entered the German goal.

Fast-paced start

Previously, the start of the match was vibrant with two goals in the first quarter of an hour. Raul he overtook the madridistas, taking advantage of a throw-in by Roberto Carlos to beat Butt. Lucio quickly tied for Bayer by finishing a corner.

Decisive stops

In the second part, Cease he had to retire injured. His place was occupied Casillas, which was also key to raising the Ninth. In the final stretch of the match, the Germans had several clear chances to tie, but in all of them the white legend, who secured the ninth, responded correctly. European Cup of the Real Madrid.

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.

1-0 (min. 9): Raul.
1-1 (min. 14): Pike.
2-1 (min. 44): Zidane.

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

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