Bayern Munich, the three times European soccer champions from West Germany were beaten 2-1 when they played the National Club of Egypt in a friendly match in Cairo on Tuesday (20 December).
GV PAN: National Club of Egypt in white, kicking from right to left and scoring through Sherif Abdul Moneim.
SV: Crowd cheering.
SV (SECOND HALF): National Club of Egypt attack down right. Centre into middle and second goal scored by Mahmoud El Khaitir . (2-0)
SV PAN: Cheering crowd.
SV PAN: Bayern Munich attack breaks down on edge of National Club of Egypt penalty area, PAN TO National attacking before Bayern clear.
SV PAN: Bayern attack. Ball centred from right, comes back across goal and Gerd Mueller heads in. (2-1)
Franz Beckenbauer, the former Bayern Munich and West German captain, now plays for New York Cosmos.
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Background: Bayern Munich, the three times European soccer champions from West Germany were beaten 2-1 when they played the National Club of Egypt in a friendly match in Cairo on Tuesday (20 December). And they were beaten again...this time 3-2...when they met the Egyptian Cup holders Zamalek, also in Cairo, on Wednesday (21 December). Against National, the Egyptian League champions, Bayern looked very ordinary, and at one stage were 2-0 down.
SYNOPSIS: The Egyptians, playing in white from right to left, went in front in the 40th minute through Sherif Abdul Moneim.
It was 1-0 at the interval, but National were soon two up. With six minutes of the second half gone a right-wing cross was chipped back into the middle, and Mahmoud El Khaitir made no mistake from close range.
It was a great day for the home fans. Although not the force they were, Bayern still have a star-studded side, and the Egyptians must have expected it to be tougher. There were flashes of the old Bayern, but sadly Franz Beckenbauer is no longer there to drive them on. National went all out for a third goal, but the Germans held out.
For long periods Bayern made little impression on the Egyptian defence, but they got a late consolation goal through former World Cup star Gerd Mueller. The ball was centred from the right...it was then turned back across the face turned back across the face of the goal and Mueller did the rest. It was well-taken goal, but it was too late, and the Egyptians held on to their lead for a fine victory.