Bakero celebrant el gol a Kaiserlautern / FOTO: PERE PUNTÍ - MD

There are still plenty of fans and players who continue to find it hard to believe that Barça pulled it off and won their way through to the next round of the final edition of the European Cup, before it changed its name to the Champions League.

Last gasp winner

The game was played on November 6th 1991 and having gone down 2.0 at the Camp Nou, the Germans went all out for a win on their home turf. After 36 minutes Hotic got the opener and four minutes into the second half, the scores over the two legs were level when he got his second. There were 40 minutes left and everything to play for. Then on 76 minutes the Dane Goldbaeck made it 3-0 and Barça were out until Bakero’s last gasp header took them through on the away goals rule.

As we all know, that European campaign ended in the Club’s first ever European Cup, won at Wembley against Sampdoria on 20th May 1992.

"They steamrollered us"

Barça boss Pep Guardiola, recalled the game in his press conference before the match against Athletic Bilbao on Saturday: “they just steamrollered us and it would have been fair to have come back beaten 6-0. They were better upfront, at the back, on the right and on the left! But that’s football!”

 

Barça line up

Line up: Zubizarreta, Cristóbal, Koeman, Nando, Eusebio, Guardiola, Witsgue, Bakero, Stoichkov, Laudrup and Beguiristain. Serna came on for Beguiristain and Nadal replaced Guardiola in the second half.

Goals: 1-0, Hotic, min 36; 2-0, Hotic, min 48; 3-0, Goldbaeck, min 76, and 3-1, Bakero, min 92.


Barça played the next stage of the competition against Sparta Prague, Dynamo Moscow and Benfica and finished top of the group to win themselves a place in the final against the Italian team Sampdoria.