Rabah Madjer reflects on his back-heel for FC Porto in the 1987 final – one of UEFA's 60 Legendary Moments. "It was a real explosion," he told UEFA.com.
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A more impudent back-heel you could not wish to see – Rabah Madjer's equaliser for FC Porto against FC Bayern München in the 1987 European Champion Clubs' Cup final will not be easily forgotten. "It was a real explosion – I really didn't expect to score from a back-heel in the final," said Madjer. "What happened to me is extraordinary."
Porto were behind to Ludwig Kögl's first-half opener with just 13 minutes remaining. Forward Madjer then pulled off a sublime piece of skill to draw them level, and three minutes later Juary struck what proved to be the winner for the Portuguese side.
"If you watch the goal, when Juary made the cross from the right, he pulled it back and the ball got deflected by a defender which changed its trajectory," added Madjer. "I was already running to the near post, so I let the ball go between my legs and hit it with a back-heel because there was a defender on the line. If I had controlled the ball, I would never have scored that goal."
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