Within minutes of West Germany's 2-1 victory over Holland in the World Cup Final at Munich's Olympic Stadium on Sunday (7 July), West German fans took to the streets in the host city.
GV Munich main square, crowds dancing and chanting
SV PAN FROM Supporters waving German flags and chanting and supporter kneeling in ecstasy TO one-legged man dancing, having throw away his crutches
SV Supporters dance and chant and blow horns (3 shots)
SCU ZOOM OUT FROM Jubliant crowd (2 shots)
SGU Young supporters clapping and chanting
SV Supporters sing and dance in ring (2 shots)
SVs Gleeful supporters dancing in street and stopping traffic (3 shots)
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Background: Within minutes of West Germany's 2-1 victory over Holland in the World Cup Final at Munich's Olympic Stadium on Sunday (7 July), West German fans took to the streets in the host city.
Beer-drinking, flag-waving and dancing fans gathered in the city's main square by the Rathaus (Town Hall) -- a traditional gathering place for the citizens of Munich.
The excitement reached such a pitch that a one-legged West German supporter threw down his crutches and danced for joy.
As soon as the crowds started to gather outside the Rathaus, police closed all streets leading to the square, giving the jubilant fans all the room they needed for their triumphant celebrations. Chanting "Germany are the Champions" the crowds continued to mill around the square and surrounding streets into the early hours of Monday morning (8 July).
SYNOPSIS: Chanting "Germany are the Champions" the dancing fans celebrated into the small hours of Monday morning.
This was West Germany's second World Cup victory in ten years.
The Munich police closed off the square opposite Munich's Town hall to all traffic to allow the excited supporters complete freedom to enjoy their victory.
Elsewhere in the city the exultant fans stopped traffic with their unrestrained joy.