• Short Summary

    LEAD IN: East Germany shook the defending champions - Poland - with two early goals on Saturday (31 JULY '76) to run out a three-one upset winner in the final of the Olympic Soccer Competition.

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    LEAD IN: East Germany shook the defending champions - Poland - with two early goals on Saturday (31 JULY '76) to run out a three-one upset winner in the final of the Olympic Soccer Competition. The Est Germans, who were silver medallists at Munich in 1972, took only seven minutes to go into the lead through Harmut Schade and Martin Hoffman added the second only minutes later. Poland rallied and reduced the deficit when Grzegorz Lato netted in the 59th minute, but Reinhard Hafner clinched the title for the Germans seven minutes from the final whistle. The Poles fielded seven of the team which finished third in the 1974 World Cup but for most of the match they played like strangers in the night. The crowd of almost 72- thousand had plenty to cheer about as the heavy pitch, churned up by continual heavy rain, played havoc with the defences.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA86EQ5Z94E1KRJPJX86WJ7I4SZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA86EQ5Z94E1KRJPJX86WJ7I4SZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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