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Panenka's panache seals Czech triumph

Published: Friday 3 October 2003, 9.55CET
Czechoslovakia 2-2 West Germany (Czechoslovakia win 5-3 on penalties)
A penalty shoot-out was required to decide the final for the first time; Antonín Panenka applied a coup de grace never to be forgotten.

Match statistics

CzechoslovakiaWest Germany

Goals scored2
 
2
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 3 October 2003, 9.55CET

Panenka's panache seals Czech triumph

Czechoslovakia 2-2 West Germany (Czechoslovakia win 5-3 on penalties)
A penalty shoot-out was required to decide the final for the first time; Antonín Panenka applied a coup de grace never to be forgotten.

As in the semi-final against hosts Yugoslavia, West Germany came from two goals down to force extra time in this thrilling final. Dieter Müller and Bernd Hölzenbein, in the dying seconds, cancelled out first-half strikes from Ján Švehlík and Karol Dobiaš.

This time, though, Franz Beckenbauer and Co were unable to find a winner in the additional half-hour and for the first time a major international tournament final went to penalties. The first seven spot kicks found their target before Uli Hoeness fired over for the holders; Antonín Panenka applied the coup de grace.

The defending champions got off to a poor start when Berti Vogts gave the ball away close to his own penalty area after eight minutes. Koloman Gögh drew a fine save from Sepp Maier, but Zdeněk Nehoda was quick to cross from the right, and Švehlík arrived from deep to drive the ball in.

Despite the setback West Germany appeared to have found their poise only to concede again after Georg Schwarzenbeck fouled Gögh. Marián Masny's free-kick was only half cleared and Dobiaš's angled shot sneaked past Maier.

Within three minutes Helmut Schön's world and European champions were back in the game when Rainer Bonhof's cross found Müller, whose acrobatic volley nestled in the net. With Beckenbauer again making his long runs from deep, the world champions threatened to overrun their opponents, only to find Ivo Viktor in the form of his life.

The 34-year-old made a string of saves, pushing away Heinz Flohe's drive and a trademark Bonhof free-kick. But just when it seemed he had done enough Viktor's resistance was broken by Hölzenbein's header from a Bonhof corner. Extra time followed, and then a penalty shoot-out.

After Hoeness skied West Germany's fourth attempt it was up to Panenka to win the match for Czechoslovakia, and he did so in audacious fashion, achieving immortality by waiting for Maier to dive before chipping down the middle. "If it were patentable, I'd have it patented," he joked.

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Lineups

Czechoslovakia

Czechoslovakia

West Germany

West Germany

1
ViktorIvo Viktor
1
MaierSepp Maier
2
DobiašKarol Dobiaš
Goal25
Yellow Card55
Substitution109 ET
2
VogtsBerti Vogts
3
ČapkovičJozef Čapkovič
3
DietzBernhard Dietz
4
OndrušAnton Ondruš (C)
4
SchwarzenbeckHans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
5
PivarníkJán Pivarník
5
BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer (C)
7
PanenkaAntonín Panenka
6
WimmerHerbert Wimmer
Substitution46
8
MóderJozef Móder
Yellow Card59
7
BonhofRainer Bonhof
10
MasnýMarián Masný
8
U. HoenessUli Hoeness
11
NehodaZdeněk Nehoda
Substitution80
9
D. MüllerDieter Müller
Goal28
12
GöghKoloman Gögh
10
BeerErich Beer
Substitution80
17
ŠvehlíkJán Švehlík
Goal8
11
HölzenbeinBernd Hölzenbein
Goal89

Substitutes

6
JurkemikLadislav Jurkemik
14
BongartzHans Bongartz
Substitution80
14
BirošPavol Biroš
Substitution80
15
FloheHeinz Flohe
Substitution46
16
VeselýFrantišek Veselý
Substitution109 ET
16
NoglyPeter Nogly
18
GalisDušan Galis
17
KaltzManfred Kaltz
22
VencelAlexander Vencel
18
KargusRudolf Kargus

Coach

Vaclav JezekHelmut Schön (GER)

Referee

Sergio Gonella (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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