True, England's record in competitive internationals against Germany is not auspicious, although the shoot-out exits from Italia 90 and Euro 96 overshadow the fact that the last four meetings ended in draws. In club competitions, however, the English have the edge. Their record includes five wins in seven finals between the countries but, against that, the Germans have won twice as many of the matches since English clubs were readmitted to Europe.
Meanwhile, if it comes to penalties, stirring unhappy memories of Messrs Pearce, Waddle and Southgate, there is no pre-ordained rule stating that Bayern Munich must prevail. In the only Anglo-German tie settled by spot- kicks, in 1970, Everton beat Borussia Monchengladbach.
THE FULL STORY
ENGLISH CLUBS' RECORD V GERMAN CLUBS* IN EUROPE
P82 W35 D21 L26 F131 A99
(English clubs banned from European competition 1985-1990 following Heysel stadium disaster)
P16 W4 D4 L8 F22 A30
P98 W39 D25 L34 F153 A129
*Does not include clubs from the former East Germany
ENGLAND'S RECORD AGAINST GERMANY* IN INTERNATIONALS
P22 W9 D5 L8 F38 A29
*Includes matches against West Germany before reunification
ANGLO-GERMAN CLUB FINALS
CUP-WINNERS' CUP FINAL 1965
TSV Munich 1860 0 West Ham Ud 2 (Wembley)
CUP-WINNERS' CUP FINAL 1966
Borussia Dortmund 2 Liverpool 1 (Glasgow)
UEFA CUP FINAL 1973
Liverpool 3 Borusssia Monchengladbach 2 (agg after two legs, home and away)
EUROPEAN CUP FINAL 1975
Bayern Munich 2 Leeds Utd 0 (Paris)
EUROPEAN CUP FINAL 1977
Borussia Monchengladbach 1 Liverpool 3 (Rome)
EUROPEAN CUP FINAL 1982
Aston Villa 1 Bayern Munich 0 (Rotterdam)
CUP-WINNERS' CUP FINAL 1996
Chelsea 1 VfB Stuttgart 0 (Stockholm)
BAYERN AGAINST ENGLISH CLUBS
1970-71 UEFA CUP: Bayern 6 Coventry 1; Coventry 2 Bayern 1.
1970-71 UEFA CUP: Liverpool 3 Bayern 0; Bayern 1 Liverpool 1.
1971-72 CUP-WINNERS' CUP: Liverpool 0 Bayern 0; Bayern 3 Liverpool 1.
1974-75 EUROPEAN CUP Final: Bayern 2 Leeds Utd 0.
1980-81 EUROPEAN CUP Semi-final: Liverpool 0 Bayern 0; Bayern 1 Liverpool 1 (Liverpool won on away goals).
1981-82 EUROPEAN CUP Final: Aston Villa 1 Bayern 0.
1982-83 CUP-WINNERS' CUP: Tottenham 1 Bayern 1; Bayern 4 Tottenham 1.
1983-84 UEFA CUP: Bayern 1 Tottenham 0; Tottenham 2 Bayern 0.
1984-85 CUP-WINNERS' CUP Semi-final: Bayern 0 Everton 0; Everton 3 Bayern 1.
1993-94 UEFA CUP: Bayern 1 Norwich 2; Norwich 1 Bayern 1.
1995-96 UEFA CUP: Bayern 2 Nottingham Forest 1; Forest 1 Bayern 5.
1998-99 CHAMPIONS' LEAGUE: Bayern 2 Manchester Utd 2; Manchester Utd 1 Bayern 1.
BAYERN'S OVERALL RECORD AGAINST ENGLISH CLUBS
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