Saturday, January 28, 2017

UEFA Super Cup- Part Three (Dinamo Kiev vs. Bayern Munich, 1975)

The Third edition of the UEFA Super Cup took place in the Fall of 1975 between two of Europe’s finest teams of their era: West Germany’s Bayern Munich and the Soviet Union’s Dinamo Kiev.
The Previous year’s edition that would have opposed Bayern Munich against their Eastern neighbors of Magdeburg had not been played for various reasons.
In some ways this match up was symbolic as it was the first edition where West met East in the Competition.
It was the era of Total Football with Bayern Munich and Ajax Amsterdam dominating the continent.
Bayern Munich led by skipper Franz Beckenbauer were at their peak with a squad containing some of the best that West Germany could offer, such as Sepp Maier, Gerd Muller, Uli Hoeness, etc.
They had been victorious in the 1974 and the 1975 Champions Cup. They had defeated Leeds United on May 28th, 1975 to win their second straight title.
Dinamo Kiev were managed by Valeri Lobanovsky. A manager whose vision, tactics and methods would be revolutionary in the game.
Their squad also contained the backbone of the USSR National Team and were led upfront by the speedy Oleg Blokhin.
They had defeated Hungary’s Ferencvaros (3-0) in the Final of the Cup Winners Cup on May 14th, 1975.
Bayern Munich were obvious favorites because of their recent history but they did not count on the emerging brilliance of Oleg Blokhin who was set to take the continent by storm.

The first leg was played on September 9th, 1975 at Munich’s Olympiastadion.
As the away team Lobanovsky had decided on a defensive counter-attacking formation. He therefore chose not to start with regulars such as Vladimir Muntyan and Vladimir Onyschenko.
Blokhin was to be deployed as the lone striker and Burjak was charged to be the first line of defense in the midfield.
Bayern, playing at home, took the initiative and attacked constantly.
However, th their lay was imprecise and they could not breach the well-organized Soviet defense.


Photo From: Miroir du Football , Issue 249, October 8, 1975
(September 9, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Bayern Munich 0-Dinamo Kiev 1)

Photo From: Miroir du Football , Issue 249, October 8, 1975
(Dinamo Kiev’s Oleg Blokhin and Leonid Burjak, September 9, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Bayern Munich 0-Dinamo Kiev 1)

In the 66th minute, Rainer Zobel was dispossessed well inside Kiev’s half by Burjak. He immediately gave it to Blokhin, who took the ball in his own half and sprinted towards the Bayern goal. He dribbled past two players near the goal and shot past Maier. It had been a brilliant goal well worth a victory.
Bayern still had time, but could not make any inroads and lost the match (0-1).
At the end of the match, the disappointed Munich fans whistled and jeered as this was the first time that Bayern had lost at home in European play.
It had also been a match that had not been particularly attractive to watch.
Some also criticized Bayern’s unimaginative play that never really tested Evhen Rudakov despite having most of the play.
In the Soviet Football circles, it was considered the victory of the ‘collective’ over superstars as expressed by Oleg Basilevich (Lobanovsky’Associate on the bench).



Photo From: Miroir du Football , Issue 249, October 8, 1975
(September 9, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Bayern Munich 0-Dinamo Kiev 1)


Photo From: Miroir du Football , Issue 249, October 8, 1975
(September 9, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Bayern Munich 0-Dinamo Kiev 1)

Photo From: Kicker Sportsmagazin, September 15, 1975
(September 9, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Bayern Munich 0-Dinamo Kiev 1)

Photo From: Футбол - Футбол-Хоккей, Issue №37, 14.09.75
(September 9, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Bayern Munich 0-Dinamo Kiev 1)

The Second Leg took place at Kiev’s Republican Stadium on October 6th, 1975.
Kiev were comfortably sitting on a one-goal edge and were expected to attack at home.
The Kiev Management made some changes from the first match. The trio of  Aleksandr Damyn, Viktor Kolotov and Petro Slobodyan were replaced in the lineup with Vladimir Muntyan, Vladimir Veremeyev and Vladimir Onyshenko for a more attacking formation.
Bayern Manager Dettmar Cramer also made some changes. Rainer Zobel and Gerd Muller were replaced with Franz Roth and Ludwig Schuster.
Kiev were dominant and comfortably controlled the midfield and their victory was well deserved.
Blokhin once again ran the show and scored twice against the demoralized Germans in the 40th and 53rd minutes to give Dinamo Kiev the trophy.

Photo From: Kicker Sporsmagazin, October 1975
(October 6, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Dinamo Kiev 2-Bayern Munich 0)


Photo From: Футбол - Футбол-Хоккей, Issue №41, 12.10
(October 6, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Dinamo Kiev 2-Bayern Munich 0)



Photo From: Футбол - Футбол-Хоккей, Issue №41, 12.10
(October 6, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Dinamo Kiev 2-Bayern Munich 0)

Photo From: Футбол - Футбол-Хоккей, Issue №41, 12.10
(October 6, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Dinamo Kiev 2-Bayern Munich 0)

Photo From: Футбол - Футбол-Хоккей, Issue №41, 12.10
(Dinamo Kiev squad, October 6, 1975, UEFA Super Cup, Dinamo Kiev 2-Bayern Munich 0)


Oleg Blokhin’s double impressive display clearly helped him in winning the Ballon d’Or just a couple of months later.
The first Soviet player to do since Lev Yashin in 1963.
 Despite this setback, Bayern managed to win the Champions Cup for a Third straight time at the end of that season to have another tilt at the Super Cup, the following season.



September 9, 1975
Fußball-Club Bayern München (West Germany) 0-Dinamo Kiev (USSR) 1
UEFA Super Cup- First Leg
Venue: München (Munich)-Olympiastadion
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Sergio Gonella (Italy)
Goalscorers: (Bayern Munich): None
                    (Dinamo Kiev): Oleg Blokhin 66

Lineups:
Bayern Munich:
1-Sepp Maier, 8-Rainer Zobel, 2-Udo Horsmann, 4-Georg Schwarzenbeck, 5
Franz Beckenbauer, 6-Josef Weiss, 3-Bernd Dürnberger (12-Franz Roth 46th),
10-Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, 9-Gerd Müller, 11-Jupp Kappelmann, 7-Klaus Wunder

Coach: Dettmar Cramer
Booked: Franz Beckenbauer
Team Captain: Franz Beckenbauer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas
Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks

Dinamo Kiev:
1-Evhen Rudakov, 6-Vladimir Troshkin, 4-Mikhail Fomenko, 5-Stefan Reshko, 3-Valeri Zuyev, 2-Anatoli Konykov, 7-Aleksandr Damyn, 10-Leonid Buryak, 9-Viktor Kolotov, 8-Petro Slobodyan, 11-Oleg Blokhin

Coach: Valery Lobanovsky
Team Captain: Viktor Kolotov
Uniform Colors: White Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks




October 6, 1975
Dinamo Kiev (USSR) 2-Fußball-Club Bayern München (West Germany) 0
UEFA Super Cup- Second Leg
Venue: Kiev- Republican Stadium
Attendance: 110,000
Referee: Dogan Babacan (Turkey)
Goalscorers: (Dinamo Kiev): Oleg Blokhin 40, 53
                    (Bayern Munich): None

Lineups:
Dinamo Kiev:
Evhen Rudakov, Vladimir Troshkin, Mikhail Fomenko, Stefan Reshko, Valeri Zuyev, Anatoli Konykov, Vladimir Muntyan, Leonid Buryak, Vladimir Veremeyev, Vladimir Onyshenko, Oleg Blokhin

Coach: Valery Lobanovsky
Team Captain: Vladimir Onyshenko
White Shirts, Blue Shorts, White Socks

Bayern Munich:
Sepp Maier, Josef Weiss, Udo Horsmann, Georg Schwarzenbeck, Franz Beckenbauer, Franz Roth, Bernd Dürnberger (Johnny Hansen (Denmark) 70th), Ludwig Schuster (Conny Torstensson (Sweden) 78th), Klaus Wunder, Jupp Kappelmann, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Coach: Dettmar Cramer
Team Captain: Franz Beckenbauer
Official Kit Supplier/Designer: Adidas

Uniform Colors: Red Shirts, Red Shorts, Red Socks



References;
Miroir du Football , Issue 249, October 8, 1975
Kicker Sportsmagazin, September 15, 1975
Kicker Sporsmagazin, October 1975
Футбол - Футбол-Хоккей, Issue №37, 14.09.75
Футбол - Футбол-Хоккей, Issue №41, 12.10.75
Marca, September 10, 1975
Marca, October 8, 1975
Mundo Deportivo, September 10, 1975
Mundo Deportivo, October 8, 1975

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