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Werder Bremen 1-1 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona 2-1 Werder Bremen
(Barcelona win 3-2 on aggregate)
FC Barcelona claimed the UEFA Super Cup for the first time with a narrow 3-2 aggregate victory against Werder Bremen. Barcelona had held their nerve to win a tense European Champion Clubs' Cup final against UC Sampdoria the previous May and they showed that same mettle over two legs to overcome their German rivals.
Bremen had defeated AS Monaco FC 2-0 to lift the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. Klaus Allofs got the second of the German side's two goals that night and he was on target again in the first leg here, hitting the equaliser three minutes from time after Julio Salinas' 37th-minute strike looked to have won the game at the Weserstadion on 10 February.
One month later, Barcelona reclaimed the initiative at Camp Nou when Hristo Stoitchkov fired his side ahead in the second leg on 32 minutes. Wynton Rufer, who had also scored against Monaco, brought Bremen back into the game from the penalty spot four minutes before the break, but in front of 75,000 Andoni Goikoetxea struck the winner three minutes into the second half.