Real Madrid's tenth European Cup brought another disappointment to Atlético de Madrid in the last minute of regulation time. As it happened in 1974, the rojiblancos succumbed when they were already champions, on that occasion against Bayern Munich. These are two examples of what a damn last minute can be. We review the most outstanding in history:
1-Bayern Munich-Atlético de Madrid: as we say it was the first European Cup resolved in agony. A goal from Luis Aragonés had overtaken the Atléticos in extra time. Everything seemed happy on the athletic side until Georg Schwarzenbeck fired a shot from outside the area that surprised Miguel Reina and put the tables on the scoreboard forcing a tiebreaker game that ended on the German side.
2- Manchester United- Bayern Munich: few times a last minute gives for as long as in the final of 1999. At the time, the Bavarian team dominated by 0-1 with the time already fulfilled. The discount was crazy to the point that two corners served to give the victory to the English and leave dramatic images on the Teutonic side..
3- Bayern Munich-Chelsea: the Germans have won five Champions but they could have been more. In the season 2011-12 they were one step away from doing it, and also at home. They won 1-0 and Didier Drogba scored the tie at 1 In the last minute. After, penalties gave the English the title.
4- Chelsea-Benfica: the Europa League of 2013 was the confirmation that the curse of Bela Guttman seems to have no end. Everything seemed doomed to overtime in a final equal to 1 until Branislav Ivanović scored a goal that gave the title to Benítez's team against the Portuguese discouragement.
5- Liverpool-Alaves: Delfi Geli on his own goal two minutes from time scored a goal that no Alavista supporter will hardly forget. A great game that had ended in a draw at the end of regulation time after a goal in extremis by the Basques in regulation time. A crazy encounter that gave a new trophy to the “red”.
6- Zaragoza-Arsenal: Nayim's goal from the middle of the field raised the hands in Zaragoza. The Park of the Princes fell apart with what is possibly the best goal of a final that has ever been seen.
7- Chelsea-Barcelona: it was not a final but almost. Iniesta saved the furniture in the semifinals with a launch by Cech's squad that served to tie 1 the meeting and classify Barcelona for the final that would ultimately win.