In Classic Clashes, TheHardTackle will do a detailed review and tactical analysis of some of the most famous football matches ever played. These analyses will also include the backdrop of these matches as well as the often long term impact they had.
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1989 European Champions Cup Semi-Final: AC Milan 5-0 Real Madrid
Led by Baresi and Gullit, AC Milan display breathtaking pressing football to blank Spanish champions
1982 World Cup Group Stage: Brazil 4-1 Scotland
Tele Santana’s magnificent team bring back the heydays of Joga Bonito in Spain
1999 UEFA Champions League Semi-Final: Juventus 2-3 Manchester United
Inspirational Roy Keane leads from the front as the Red Devils achieve the improbable
1994 World Cup Second Round: Argentina 2-3 Romania
Hagi leads the Eastern Europeans past South American champions in a wonderful counter-attacking display
1967 European Champions Cup Final: Celtic 2-1 Internazionale
Lisbon Lions break the chains of Catenaccio to create history
1974 La Liga: Real Madrid 0-5 Barcelona
Johan Cruyff comes, sees and conquers Santiago Bernabeu
1986 World Cup Quarter Final: Argentina 2-1 England
When Diego Maradona scored the Hand of God and the Goal of the Century in a matter of minutes
1974 FA Cup Final: Liverpool 3-0 Newcastle United
Keegan’s brace inspires unstoppable Reds to mark Bill Shankly’s last match with a memorable rout.
1983 UEFA Cup Winners Cup Final: Aberdeen 2-1 Real Madrid
Alex Ferguson and a bunch of Scottish lads lord it over Spanish royality.
1962 World Cup Quarter-Final: Brazil 3-1 England
Garrincha, from a different planet.
1968 European Champions Cup Semi-Final: Real Madrid 3-3 Manchester United
Matt Busby’s side brave 120,000 to reach their maiden European final.
1988 Serie A: Napoli 4-1 AC Milan
Maradona and Careca make mincemeat out of a legendary defence.
1981 FA Cup Final: Manchester City 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur
The 100th FA Cup final sees the greatest goal scored in Wembley.
1966 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup Final: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Liverpool
Borussia becomes the first German club in history to win a European trophy.
1982 World Cup Quarter-Final: Italy 3-2 Brazil
Paolo Rossi’s hattrick changes Brazilian football forever.
1998 World Cup: Nigeria 3-2 Spain
Remembering the times when Spain was not an unstoppable winning machine.
1960 European Champions Cup Final: Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
The zenith of Los Galacticos era.
1986 UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup Final: Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 Atletico Madrid
Lobanovskyi’s second great team puts his thoeries to perfect practice.