The Blizzard: Purple Star 2-2 Bayern Munich, 1991
On in the present day’s episode of Best Video games, in affiliation with The Blizzard, we’re trying again at a completely phenomenal match – one which Jonathan describes as doubtlessly his favorite ever sport of soccer. The Athletic’s Rafa Honigstein joins us to signify the opposite half of this fixture, as Bayern Munich tackle Purple Star Belgrade within the second leg of the 1991 European Cup semi-finals.
Political instability shaped an all-encompassing backdrop to this sport, with Slovenia and Croatia each declaring independence unilaterally within the months main as much as this sport, and it was constructed up as a momentous footballing event. The 1991 European Cup was a event each side had been determined to win; Bayern had been obsessive about profitable the European Cup once more after 1976, and had suffered some traumatic last defeats in subsequent matches, whereas the Yugoslavian nationwide facet had notoriously misplaced a variety of finals within the latter half of the twentieth Century. With a house defeat within the first leg, Bayern had been praying for a miracle – as we uncover, the sport greater than lived as much as this sizeable billing.
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