Flashback No 5. Switzerland 1954: German miracle halts Puskas

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Max Morlock steers the ball home to kick-start "The Miracle of Berne" as West Germany came from 2-0 down to beat the strong favourites Hungary in the World Cup final in 1954.

"The Magical Magyars" had won 8-3 in the group stages against the West Germans – who rested much of their first team in that earlier game and appeared far fresher as the final wore on. Helmut Rahn hit the winner with six minutes to go but there was still time for Ferenc Puskas to have an equaliser controversially disallowed for offside by Welsh linesman Sandy Griffiths.

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