MUNICH, WEST GERMANY
The Netherlands defeated West Germany 1-0 on July 3 in a replay in Munich of the 1974 World Cup soccer championship.
MUNICH, WEST GERMANY
WEST GERMANY IN WHITE SHIRTS, BLACK SHORTS VERSUS THE NETHERLANDS IN ORANGE SHIRTS, WHITE SHORTS:
1. SV & GV Netherlands attack and Arie Haan shoots wide (3 shots) 0.16
2. GV The Netherlands attack and Theo de Jong shoots wide (2 shots) 0.31
3. GV Netherlands attack, No. 9 Johann Cruyff scores (2 shots) 0.44
4. GV Netherlands attack, player shoots for goal but West German goal-keeper Sepp Maier saves (2 shots) 0.51
5. SV Players walk off for half-time 0.57
6. GV West Germany attack, No. 6 Rainer Bonhof crosses for player to head, but substitute goalkeeper Piet Schrijvers deflects (2 shots) 1.06
7. SV & GV West Germany's No. 5 Franz Beckenbauer shoots from long range but Schrijvers saves and ball cleared by Dutch defence (3 shots) 1.18
8. SV W. GERMANY substitute No. 13 crosses out to winger Bernard Holzenbein who shoots for goal but misses (2 shots) 1.34
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Background: MUNICH, WEST GERMANY
The Netherlands defeated West Germany 1-0 on July 3 in a replay in Munich of the 1974 World Cup soccer championship. Johann Cruyff scored the goal which gave the Netherlands their revenge -- they had been defeated 2-1 by West Germany in the final ten years ago. Cruyff, the Dutch captain, said before the match they would prove who the real champions were. With only one man missing from the original two teams, the Netherlands set out to reverse history in determined style. As the West German defence cracked giving scoring opportunities, both Arie Haan and Theo de Jong shot wide. So it was left to Johann Cruyff to put the Netherlands ahead in the 38th minute. He scored with an 18 metre (yard) shot that West German goalkeeper Sepp Maier was unable to stop. However, when the next attack came, Maier was there, keeping the score to 1-0 for the Netherlands. In the second half, West Germany fought hard to equalise, but Dutch substitute goalkeeper Piet Schrijvers deflected a header from Rainer Bonhof, and saved a long shot by Franz Beckenbauer. Bernard Holzenbein also failed to score for West Germany when his shot went wide. So the Netherlands completed its revenge 1-0 victory.