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Bayern and Dortmund take rivalry to another level

Published: Wednesday 18 March 1998, 23.00CET
Borussia Dortmund 1-0 FC Bayern München (agg: 1-0)
Stéphane Chapuisat struck 19 minutes into extra time to send Dortmund through to the semi-finals at their Bundesliga rivals' expense.

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Published: Wednesday 18 March 1998, 23.00CET

Bayern and Dortmund take rivalry to another level

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 FC Bayern München (agg: 1-0)
Stéphane Chapuisat struck 19 minutes into extra time to send Dortmund through to the semi-finals at their Bundesliga rivals' expense.

The first UEFA Champions League tie between domestic rivals may have lacked goals and attacking quality, but there was no shortage of drama and tension.

Tackles flew in and the occasional chance went begging until, after 199 scoreless minutes, Stéphane Chapuisat finally broke through, dispatching a left-footed volley beyond Oliver Kahn's despairing dive. The Westfalenstadion erupted with unbridled relief and joy – even for Bayern, the comeback kings, there was no way back.

The result postponed the Bavarian giants' ambitions of reestablishing themselves at the top of the pile in Germany. Back-to-back Bundesliga titles had brought Dortmund to the fore, and although Bayern had managed to wrest the league crown back, the spotlight at the end of that 1996/97 campaign focused on Die Borussen's UEFA Champions League success.

To make matters worse Dortmund had claimed European club football's biggest prize by beating Juventus in Bayern's own backyard, at the Olympiastadion. So this was more than game, more than a tie to decide who would represent Germany in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals: it was a battle for domestic supremacy.

The first meeting in Munich ended goalless, with nothing to separate the sides as well-drilled defences held sway. Bayern, conducted by Lothar Matthäus and Mehmet Scholl, travelled to Dortmund for the return having lost three of their last four league games but it counted for little, the visitors having the better of a tight game from the off.

Had their finishing matched their approach play Giovanni Trapattoni's side would have long been out of sight. It was not, however, and Chapuisat – one of six survivors from the previous year's final – made them pay dearly when he finally escaped the watch of Markus Babbel.

Surprisingly lasting details of that famous night are hard to come by: there are few video clips, only sparse reports. Perhaps few in Germany – and Dortmund in particular – need reminding.

Last updated: 24/06/14 16.51CET

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Lineups

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Dortmund

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Bayern

1
KlosStefan Klos (GK)
1
KahnOliver Kahn (GK) (C)
4
FreundSteffen Freund
Yellow Card49
Substitution79
2
BabbelMarkus Babbel
5
Júlio César Júlio César
4
KuffourSamuel Kuffour
7
ReuterStefan Reuter (C)
Substitution105 ET
6
NerlingerChristian Nerlinger
Substitution111 ET
9
ChapuisatStéphane Chapuisat
Goal109 ET
7
SchollMehmet Scholl
10
MöllerAndreas Möller
9
ElberGiovane Elber
Substitution101 ET
Yellow Card101 ET
15
KohlerJürgen Kohler
10
MatthäusLothar Matthäus
Substitution111 ET
17
HeinrichJörg Heinrich
16
HamannDietmar Hamann
Yellow Card62
20
FeiersingerWolfgang Feiersinger
Yellow Card65
17
FinkThorsten Fink
24
ButVladimir But
18
TarnatMichael Tarnat
27
DecheiverHarry Decheiver
Substitution119 ET
19
JanckerCarsten Jancker
Yellow Card70

Substitutes

12
De BeerWolfgang De Beer (GK)
5
HelmerThomas Helmer
2
ReinhardtKnut Reinhardt
8
StrunzThomas Strunz
Substitution111 ET
3
SchneiderRené Schneider
Substitution119 ET
11
LizarazuBixente Lizarazu
Substitution111 ET
8
ZorcMichael Zorc
Substitution105 ET
12
ScheuerSven Scheuer (GK)
16
KreeMartin Kree
21
ZicklerAlexander Zickler
Substitution101 ET
18
RickenLars Ricken
Substitution79
20
RizzitelliRuggiero Rizzitelli
26
BinzManfred Binz
23
GersterFrank Gerster

Coach

Nevio Scala (ITA) Giovanni Trapattoni (ITA)

Referee

László Vagner (HUN)

Assistant referees

Janos Ring (HUN), Zoltan Tompos (HUN)

Fourth official

Sándor Piller (HUN)

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