European Champions League 2000/2001


23 May Valencia 1 - 1
(Pen 4-5)
Bayern Munich

Valencia lost their second Champions League final in a row in the cruellest way possible, from the penalty shoot-out. With the game level after 120 minutes of football it all boiled down to the final lottery. However Bayern keeper Kahn saved three of Valencia's seven kicks to give his side their first European trophy in 25 years. Referee Dick Jol awarded three penalties in the match, with Mendieta scoring the first for Valencia in the third minute after a defender blocked the ball with his arm lying on the ground. Cañizares saved from a Scholl spot kick four minutes later after Angloma had brought down Effenberg, but Jol gave another controversial penalty early in the second half after Carboni was ruled to have handled as he fell under Zickler's strong challenge. Effenberg converted that one to take the game into extra time, but nobody could get the golden goal and Kahn saved from Pellegrino at the end to break the Valencia fans' hearts. Full report

Champions League 2000/2001