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Juventus haunted by Dortmund’s familiar faces

Published: Wednesday 28 May 1997, 22.55CET
Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus
"It was a big surprise – Juve had great players and were unbeaten in two years," said Ottmar Hitzfeld after Dortmund's win in the 1996/97 final.

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Published: Wednesday 28 May 1997, 22.55CET

Juventus haunted by Dortmund’s familiar faces

Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Juventus
"It was a big surprise – Juve had great players and were unbeaten in two years," said Ottmar Hitzfeld after Dortmund's win in the 1996/97 final.

Four familiar faces came back to haunt Juventus in the 1997 showpiece as the curse of the UEFA Champions League holders struck again.

The reigning champions had fallen at the final hurdle in each of the last two years and, for Juve, bad luck came in threes as Karl-Heinz Riedle set Borussia Dortmund on course for a famous win. Never has revenge tasted so sweet.

Revenge, because four years earlier Ottmar Hitzfeld's side had been demolished 6-1 on aggregate by an unremitting Bianconeri in the UEFA Cup final. The blow was softened by the arrival of Julio César, Jürgen Kohler, Paulo Sousa and Andreas Möller from their vanquishers, and the quartet brought their winning habit to the Westfalenstadion – as Juve would discover.

Yet having overwhelmed AFC Ajax in the semi-finals, it was Marcello Lippi's side who arrived in Bavaria as favourites. Had Christian Vieri shown better poise early on they may have lived up to the billing. Instead it was Riedle who lit the path for the German side with two goals in five minutes midway through the first half.

First he cushioned Paul Lambert's fine cross on his chest before firing under Angelo Peruzzi and, crucially, he then struck again, meeting Möller's corner with a powerful header. The Bianconeri were not about to lie down, however. Zinédine Zidane escaped the attentions of man-marker Lambert for long enough to hit the upright, while Vieri had a deflected effort tipped onto the bar.

The Italy forward had also had a goal disallowed, and Juve finally broke through when half-time substitute Alessandro Del Piero applied a deft flick to Alen Bokšić's cross. Dortmund fans must have feared the worst, but local boy Lars Ricken swiftly allayed them.

A mere 16 seconds after replacing Stéphane Chapuisat the 20-year-old sped onto Möller's through ball before brilliantly chipping Peruzzi with his first touch. A dream introduction; a dream day for Dortmund.

Last updated: 24/06/14 16.12CET

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Lineups

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Dortmund

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Juventus

1
KlosStefan Klos
1
PeruzziAngelo Peruzzi (C)
6
SammerMatthias Sammer (C)
2
FerraraCiro Ferrara
7
ReuterStefan Reuter
4
MonteroPaolo Montero
9
ChapuisatStéphane Chapuisat
Substitution70
5
PorriniSergio Porrini
Yellow Card19
Substitution46
10
MöllerAndreas Möller
Substitution89
7
Di LivioAngelo Di Livio
13
RiedleKarlheinz Riedle
Goal29
Goal34
Substitution67
9
BokšićAlen Bokšić
Substitution87
14
LambertPaul Lambert
13
IulianoMark Iuliano
Yellow Card90
15
KohlerJürgen Kohler
14
DeschampsDidier Deschamps
16
KreeMartin Kree
15
VieriChristian Vieri
Substitution71
17
HeinrichJörg Heinrich
18
JugovićVladimir Jugović
19
Paulo SousaPaulo Sousa
Yellow Card23
21
ZidaneZinédine Zidane

Substitutes

12
De BeerWolfgang De Beer
12
RampullaMichelangelo Rampulla
8
ZorcMichael Zorc
Substitution89
10
Del PieroAlessandro Del Piero
Substitution46
Goal65
11
HerrlichHeiko Herrlich
Substitution67
16
AmorusoNicola Amoruso
Substitution71
18
RickenLars Ricken
Substitution70
Yellow Card71
Goal71
20
TacchinardiAlessio Tacchinardi
Substitution87
23
TretschokRené Tretschok
22
PessottoGianluca Pessotto

Coach

Ottmar Hitzfeld (GER) Marcello Lippi (ITA)

Referee

Sándor Puhl (HUN)

Assistant referees

Laszlo Hamar (HUN), Imre Bozóky (HUN)

Fourth official

Attila Juhos (HUN)

Legend:

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