Golden Goal 1996 Oliver Bierhoff

Former Juventus und Borussia dortmund centre-back Jurgen Kohler has actually recalled oliver Bierhoff's golden goal that witnessed Germany beat the Czech Republic an the last at euro 96.

The Czech Republic had led thanks kommen sie a punish from Patrik berger on the hour-mark, prior to Bierhoff was subbed on and changed ns game. The striker equalised after heading house a whipped free-kick from christen Ziege, und just five minutes into extra time, got hold of the gelb goal after ~ his deflected initiative proved auch hot weil das goalkeeper Petr Kouba to handle.

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Bierhoff, who was hardly a household name bei Germany at die time and only make his national team debut an February 1996, composed himself into das Mannschaft folklore with die brace.

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"He was never in reality a regular bei the national team," Kohler, who was deshalb part des Germany's formation at euro 96, said "In Italy he so started in the 2nd division, at a smaller club. Climate he went zu Udinese, where he score regularly. The wasn't together much in focus as other players.

"At first it didn't look favor we'd win this final. An the end, ich think we deserved zu win it. Zum Oliver Bierhoff it was die greatest mitarbeiter success. The goal walk down an history."

Kohler, similar to several von Germany's 23-man squad, missed much of euro 96 with injury, und has previously said the team is set apart from other tournament winners zum being 'mentality beasts'.

"I think that's what identified us ns most, when you think around how numerous injuries we had in the prozess of die tournament," that said.

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"Those were all injuries where the players had zu leave or weist least couldn't beat during the tournament. I had bei inner ligament tear. Steffen Freund and Dieter Eilts tore your cruciate ligaments. Hinweisen the ende of ns day, we ausblüten deservedly become European champions since what the team showed was fantastic.

"That was the characteristic des the tournament that despite the many injuries, the team understood how to always be there and concentrate on die essentials. That was always ns great strength von German teams.


Germany edged previous Croatia an the quarter-finals / simon Bruty/Getty Images
"Of prozess we also had a bit von luck, freundin need the too. We won 2-1 versus Croatia bei the quarter-finals, but ich don't think us were ns better team there. You always schutz games prefer that bei a tournament. Wie man if freundin win the anyway, then that speaks weil das the truth that you can achieve an excellent things."

West Germany won die World Cup nur six years earlier weist Italia 90, however Kohler stressed the there were huge differences betwee their two winning sides that decade.

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" completely different. Despite the great individual quality, us managed to function as a team an 1990," that said.