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EURO on this day: 18 June

Published: Thursday 18 June 2015, 12.42CET
Watch classic goals from Gerd Müller, Alan Shearer and Zlatan Ibrahimović from on this day in EURO history and apply now for tickets to be in France next summer.

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Published: Thursday 18 June 2015, 12.42CET

EURO on this day: 18 June

Watch classic goals from Gerd Müller, Alan Shearer and Zlatan Ibrahimović from on this day in EURO history and apply now for tickets to be in France next summer.

West Germany 3-0 Soviet Union
(Müller 27 58, Wimmer 52)
1972 final, Brussels

The Soviet Union must have feared the worst. Gerd Müller had scored all the goals in a 4-1 win against them the previous month, and now three-quarters of the crowd were German.

That is how the pitch must have looked to the Soviet team: at one stage their opponents strung 30 consecutive passes together. It was the match of the tournament because it was so one-sided, the destruction of an outdated packed defence by the first stirrings of Total Football. A masterclass.

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Other EURO fixtures on 18 June
1980 group stage: Spain 1-2 England
1980 group stage: Italy 0-0 Belgium
1988 group stage: England 1-3 USSR
1988 group stage: Republic of Ireland 0-1 Netherlands
1992 group stage: Netherlands 3-1 Germany
1992 group stage: Scotland 3-0 CIS
1996 group stage: Scotland 1-0 Switzerland
1996 group stage: Netherlands 1-4 England
1996 group stage: France 3-1 Bulgaria
1996 group stage: Romania 1-2 Spain
2000 group stage: Slovenia 1-2 Spain
2000 group stage: Norway 0-1 Yugoslavia
2004 group stage: Bulgaria 0-2 Denmark
2004 group stage: Italy 1-1 Sweden
2008 group stage: Greece 1-2 Spain
2008 group stage: Russia 2-0 Sweden
2012 group stage: Croatia 0-1 Spain
2012 group stage: Italy 2-0 Republic of Ireland

Last updated: 18/06/15 12.43CET

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