10th Anniversary Of Classic Manchester United-Bayern Munich Champions League Final

Goal.com looks back at United's last-gasp comeback from 1999...
Ten years ago today the Champions League final was just hours away from its conclusion, and it was to turn out to be an epic, and one forever etched into the minds of a number of generations of Manchester United fans as a quick-fire deuce in added-time cancelled out a one-goal lead that Bayern Munich had negotiated in the sixth minute.

For 84 minutes the Bundesliga heavyweights were in the lead and on their way to lifting their fourth European Cup. German winger Mario Basler scored the early goal by beating Danish legend Peter Schmeichel from a dead-ball situation.

Basler curled the ball into the left-hand corner after Ronny Johnson was adjudged to have felled forward Carsten Jancker.

Falling behind sparked a reaction from United, but no clear chances were created and Sir Alex Ferguson's men looked to be hurting following the respective absences of key captain Roy Keane, and playmaking midfielder Paul Scholes.

Oliver Kahn was not to be suitably tested until deep into the second half, when inspired substitution Ole Gunnar Solskjaer nodded a goal-ward header but Kahn denied the effort.

Bayern, though, with just minutes remaining in normal play, had the chance to kill the tie and claim the crown, yet the frame of Schmeichel's goal saved United's skin as Jancker failed to find the net with a shot that would have had the population of the Red Devils' dugout with their hearts firmly in their mouths.

Injury-time was to prove a decisive period. The tension at the time can be defined by noting the run of Schmeichel who, after seeing his side being awarded a corner, decided to get forward and join the attack.

Beckham's corner found it's way to Ryan Giggs after some pinballing play in the box. The Welshman attempted a lash with his weaker right foot, but it kindly found it's way to Teddy Sheringham, who nestled the ball inside the net for the crucial equalising goal.

Only 30 seconds later United found a second. A winner that would leave Bayern crestfallen as Ferguson's men were awarded another corner. Beckham again with the supply, Sheringham once more with a game-changing touch as he glanced the ball down for the super-sub Solksjaer who shot into the roof of the net.

It was a goal that stunned Bayern who, for so long, seemed to have the match wrapped-up, only to have the trophy stolen away from them by a determined United. It was the club's second European Cup.