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The night of 8 January 1994 is one that Barça fans that are old enough to remember will never forget. For younger fans, the 25th anniversary of that game is the perfect chance to learn a little bit more about the time when Barça blew Real Madrid off the Camp Nou park to the tune of a 5-0 victory.
The first of those five goals has gone down in history as one of the finest ever scored by the club. The side coached by Johan Cruyff were dominating the play but just couldn’t find the net until the 24th minute when future manager Pep Guardiola picked out Romario and the Brazilian’s 180 degree spin while dragging the ball with his instep is still regarded as the perfect example of what is known in the south of Europe as the ‘cow’s tail’ turn.
Buoyed by the electric home support of the Dream Team era, the goals then started flowing for the Catalans. Following a Ronald Koeman free-kick, Romario completed his hat-trick before Iván Iglesias rounded off the win.
That was the season when Deportivo looked like they were going to win their very first Liga title, but Barça snatched top spot on a dramatic final day.
FC Barcelona: Zubizarreta, Ferrer, Guardiola, Koeman, Sergi, Bakero (Iván Iglesias, 75’), Goikoechea, Stoichkov (Laudrup, 47’), Amor, Romário, Nadal.
Real Madrid: Buyo, Paco Llorente, Lasa, Alkorta, Sanchís, Milla (Butragueño, 54’), Luis Enrique, Míchel, Zamorano, Prosinecki, Alfonso (Hierro, 25’).
Referee: Urío Velázquez
Goals: Min. 24, 1-0: Romário; min 47, 2-0: Koeman; min 57, 3-0: Romário; min 81, 4-0: Romário; min 86, 5-0: Iván Iglesias.
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