Champions League Final 1999 Bayern strike the woodwork

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Bayern Munich lead Man Utd 1-0 at half time

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Carsten Jancker almost doubled Bayern’s lead just moments into the second half but Schmeichel managed to deny him.

Bayern came out looking to put the game to bed and Mario Basler failed to find the net with an ambitious strike from outside the box.

Ferguson sent on Teddy Sheringham for Blomqvist in an attempt to turn the tie United’s way but it was the Germans that looked more likely to score.

Stefan Effenberg brought the best out of Peter Schmeichel before Mehmet Scholl, on for Alexander Zickler, struck the post. Mario Basler tormented the United defence before teeing up the substitute.

Scholl stepped round Nicky Butt and Ronny Johnsen before hitting a delicate chip over Schmeichel.

The United keeper was well beaten and extremely fortunate to see the ball hit his post and bounce harmlessly back into his arms.

United get lucky

The game was stretched late on and became a real end-to-end contest. Ferguson sent on Solskjaer for Cole, desperate for his team to find a goal from somewhere.

The instructions to Solskjaer were pretty obvious and he tested Oliver Kahn in the Bayern goal immediately after coming on.

The Germans hit the woodwork for a second time as the final whistle drew nearer. Mario Basler swung in a corner from the right towards Samuel Kuffour.

When they came off the bench, Sheringham and Solskjaer had only one Champions League goal between them in the 1998/9 season.

The big defender didn’t win the ball but did enough to prevent United clearing it properly. Mehmet Scholl headed it back into the danger zone and Carsten Jancker acrobatically hit an overhead kick towards goal.

Again Schmeichel was totally beaten and thankful to see the ball rebound off the frame of the goal enabling United to hack it away.

Not for the first time in the game Man Utd had the woodwork to thank for keeping them in the game.
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Champions League final 1999
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