Bayern Munich's treble

Bayern's place among the greats

May 31, 2013
By Miguel Delaney
It was the perfect way to emphasise the point. With 12 minutes left of the 1972 European Cup final and Ajax winning 1-0, Johan Cruyff rose above the Inter Milan defence to seal both the trophy and the treble. If that achievement was rare enough, so was the manner in which it was secured. The player that had transfixed the continent with his feet surprisingly settled its finest competition with his head.

"I had a lot of qualities," Cruyff said with a smile years later, "but heading wasn't ...

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