Wembley ’92: The first European Cup Barca

Wembley ’92: The first European Cup Barca
Barca won their first European Cup at Wembley in 1992 (Photo: sport)

The third time was the charm. The Barça managed in 1992 his first European Cup (it was as it was then called) by winning Wembley by 1-0 to Sampdoria with the famous goal Ronald Koeman lack the minute 111 extra time.

Before, set culé, I had lost a final in 1961 against Benfica (3-2) and another against Steaua Bucarest in 1986 in Sevilla on penalties after that game ended in a draw (0-0).

That is why the end of Wembley He gained paramount importance for Barca. El ‘Dream Team’ Johan Cruyff He began to take shape and achieve 4 but consecutive league, definitely, the great title would be the European Cup achieved in the legendary English stage.

The rival, the Sampdoria of Pagliuca, Lombardo, Mancini O Vialli among others, I did not put anything easy because, As we mentioned earlier, The match had to be settled in extra time thanks to a zapatazo Ronald Koeman lack of 9 minutes remaining.


But without any doubt, This edition was a real turning point. It was in the second leg of the knockout final between the Barça against him Kaiserslautern.

In the first leg played at the Camp Nou, the Blaugrana had achieved a comfortable income 2-0 so they traveled to Germany with a lot of confidence to qualify. But nevertheless, the Germans were far superior and managed to come back and get to the minute 90 match with a score of 3-0 They are classifying them and left out team Johan Cruyff.

It was at that moment, virtually the last kick of the game, when such an important goal reached or more than that achieved by Koeman in Wembley. José Mari Bakero with a strong header pass the Dutch player himself, to him 3-1 and the double value of goals scored in attacking half allowed the club classified in extremis.

Of course always remind Ronald Koeman and his terrible zapatazo that meant the winning goal in Wembley and as a nerve Cruyff jumped the fence to enter the field knowing that the European Cup He could not escape again. But no one should forget that without Bakero's goal at the last second in the cold German night it would have been impossible.


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