Top 10 England v Germany club clashes


10. West Ham 2 1860 Munich 0, Cup Winners' Cup final 1965

A year before lifting the World Cup at Wembley, Hammers and England captain Bobby Moore got the perfect practice by lifting the Cup Winners' Cup after West Ham beat 1860 Munich 2-0. Both goals came from Alan Sealey.

9. Everton 3 Bayern Munich 1, Cup Winner's Cup semi-final 1985

The Toffees made it through to the Cup Winners' Cup final beating Bayern 3-1 in the second leg of the semi, thanks to goals from Andy Gray, Trevor Stevemn and Kevin Sheedy. They went on to beat Rapid Vienna in the final.

8. Borussia Dortmund 2 Liverpool 1, European Cup final 1966

Dortmund became the first German team to ever lift a European trophy when they beat the Reds in extra-time at Hampden Park.

7. Bayern Munich 2 Manchester City 0, Champions League group stage 2011

This game is famous not so much for the football (Bayern played City off the park) but for Carlos Tevez's refusal to get off the bench and play for Mancini's men, sparking a seven-month rift between club and player.

6. Bayern Munich 2 Leeds 0, European Cup final 1975

Controversy ahoy, as French referee Michel Kitabdjian riled United fans by denying them two penalties and a seemingly perfectly good goal as the Germans went on to win. Leeds fans rioted and the club were banned from Europe for four years. Yikes.

5. Aston Villa 1 Bayern Munich 0, European Cup final 1982

Even Aston Villa got in on the act, and in 1982 beat Bayern thanks to a Peter Withe goal, which made it the six consecutive times an English team had lifted the famous trophy. Consistent!

4. Chelsea 1 Stuttgart 0, Cup Winner's Cup final 1998

In the penultimate Cup Winners' Cup, little Gianfranco Zola came off the bench to make an immediate impact, notching the winner against Stuttgart and further enhancing his legendary status at Stamford Bridge.

3. Liverpool 3 Borussia Monchengladbach 1, European Cup final 1977

Just three years after these two teams met each other in the UEFA Cup final (where the Reds won 3-2 on aggregate) Keegan and Co repeated history thanks to goals from Terry McDermott, Tommy Smith and Phil Neal.

2. Nottingham Forest 1 Hamburg 0, European Cup final 1980

Keegan features again here, but this time for the the Germans as his Hamburg side lost to Nottingham Forest, whose victory means they were the first team to win the European Cup more times (2) than their domestic top division (1). And they still are!

1. Manchester United 2 Bayern Munich 1, Champions League final 1999

The most memorable clash between English and German teams was settled when United scored two injury-time goals through Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Barcelona, and Alex Ferguson did another rubbish little celebration.