The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been looking back at the 1975 European Cup final, 43 years to the day that they were beaten 2-0 by Bayern Munich at the Parc Des Princes. Bayern’s win was their second in the competition, although they’ve since gone on to win the tournament five times, whilst Leeds are yet to feature in a European Cup/Champions League final since that game.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) 28 May 2018
The actual game finished 2-0 to Bayern Munich, although it should have been so different for the Whites. Leeds United actually took the lead in the game in the 62nd minute, with the referee giving the goal, before being convinced by Bayern’s Franz Beckenbauer to consult with his linesman before eventually chalking the strike off. Bayern midfielder, Rainer Zobel, who started on the night, has since said that it was a goal and should have stood.
Whilst Bayern Munich have gone from triumph to triumph since that night in Paris, things have not been s smooth for the Elland Road faithful. The Yorkshire club was relegated from the old first division just even years after coming up short in Paris, and despite managing to return to the old First Division and win one more title, the club was relegated from the Premier League in 2004 and are yet to return to England’s top flight, with their current 14 year absence from the top flight in their history.
You can read our local Whites’ verdict on the final here:
Biggest robbery of all time.
— Graham Bloor (@graham_bloor) May 28, 2018
Absolute daylight robbery!
— Ric (@beardo8) May 28, 2018
Still hurts more than any other event in my Leeds United history. Wrong on so many levels.
— steve holmes (@steve14b) May 28, 2018
It was everything that was wrong with European Football at the time, a disgraceful Referee, brought tears to my eyes as a teenager watching that game. Lorimers goal a peach, and Beckenbauer nowhere near the ball on this obvious penalty. pic.twitter.com/7NgVupCY7p
— andrew varley (@andrewvarley) May 28, 2018
Tough night, could it still happen now where clubs ‘influence’ the Referees – probably not?
— Mike Scott (@BrassTacksMike) May 28, 2018
Would love a response from FC Bayern, given they are included in the tweet, to confirm that Leeds United were robbed in this game.
— Tony D. (@tonypdickinson) May 28, 2018
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We are the champions, champions of Europe
— William Charles Williams (@William27472105) May 28, 2018