Bayern lead 1-0 as the game draws to a close
The clock ticked past 90 minutes and United were given a real opportunity to get a goal when they won a corner. United’s goalkeeper went forward to try to disrupt the Bayern defence.
The cross was swung in by David Beckham and Schmeichel challenged for it but it was knocked away. Dwight Yorke nodded the ball back into the six yard box but it was hooked away to the edge of the box. The clearance fell to Ryan Giggs and he volleyed a right footed shot back at goal.
The shot was poor and lacking any power but it couldn’t have worked out any better for United.
The ball went straight to Teddy Sheringham, on the edge of the six yard box and he redirected it on target to equalise.
The Man Utd players went crazy and the United fans in the stadium, plus millions watching on TV, celebrated.
After trailing for so long and never really looking like getting back level, they had done it in injury time. The dream of winning the treble was alive once more.
Solskjaer makes history
The game restarted and immediately United got the ball back. They won another corner and again David Beckham went across to take it, although this time Peter Schmeichel stayed in his own penalty area.
Beckham crossed into the six yard box and Sheringham rose to head the ball towards the far post.
The shot was going wide but amazingly Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stuck out a leg to hit the ball into the roof of the net.
The defenders on the line couldn’t stop it and United led with no time left on the clock. Now the players really celebrated and as soon as Bayern kicked off again, the ref blew for full time.
An amazing comeback was complete and Man Utd had won the treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League all in the same season.
They continued to dominate their domestic league for the next decade but would have to wait nine years until they lifted the Champions League trophy again.
Bayern Munich’s players were broken and in a state of shock after having victory snatched away from them so cruelly.
Samuel Kuffour was so distraught at losing in such a manner he knelt on the grass and beat the turf with his hands in frustration.
He and his team mates finally got their hands on the Champions League trophy two years later beating Valencia on penalties in the final in 2001 and so laying to rest the ghost of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.