Bayern Munich effectively defended their goal for nearly an hour, but were then shattered by three goal in 18 minutes by World Club champions Ajax in their European Cup quarter-final first-leg in Amsterdam, Holland, Wednesday night (7 March).
Bayern Munich effectively defended their goal for nearly an hour, but were then shattered by three goal in 18 minutes by World Club champions Ajax in their European Cup quarter-final first-leg in Amsterdam, Holland, Wednesday night (7 March). Arie Haan completed the Dutch team's victory with a late header.
A capacity 63,000 person crowd saw the Dutch side swamp the Germane with a brilliant second-half display which brought two goals from Arie Haan, and one each from Gerrie Huhren and Johan Cruyff. The final score was 4-0.
SYNOPSIS: World Club champions Ajax were on the attack against West Germany's league leaders, Bayern Munich, after a scoreless first-half, Wednesday. The Dutch ???eam scored when Aris Haan converted a fierce shot from Gerrie Muhren, that the German goalkeeper couldn't hold.
A capacity crowd of sixty-three-thousand fans cheered the local Amsterdam team. The Dutch team was again on the attack. Gerrie Muhren scored despite the poor clearance -- killing German hopes of getting back on level.
Here is Muhren's goal in slow motion. Less than a minute later John Cruyff took this corner and Aris Haan headed his second goal into the net.
The German team had spent the first-half containing Ajax. Then, in lass than eighteen minutes, the Amsterdam team scored three times against them. The Germans seemed unable to attack, trying in vain to contain the World Club champions.....Here, Neeskans again carried the Ajax attack to the Bayern net, but goalkeeper Maier saved.
The West German team had no answer to the home side's brilliant attacking play. And, it was no surprise when ace striker Johan Cruyff added to the goal total in the last minute.
Cruyff's header gave Ajax a four-to-nil win over Bayern. Ajax feel confident of clinching a semi-final place when they go to Munich in two-weeks.