The Rundown

Previous Anglo-German European finals

David May makes his defining contribution for Manchester United

1965 Cup Winners' Cup: West Ham United 2-0 1860 Munich

Future World Cup winners Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters tasted Wembley triumph over German opponents the previous year, featuring in the West Ham side that beat 1860 Munich. The lesser-known Alan Sealey scored both goals.

1966 Cup Winners' Cup: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Liverpool

Liverpool's first European final ended in disappointment, as they lost out to Dortmund at Hampden Park. Roger Hunt cancelled out Sigfried Held's opener to send the match to extra-time, where Reinhard Libuda scored the winner.

1973 UEFA Cup: Liverpool 3-2 Borussia Moenchengladbach (agg)

Back in the days of two-leg European finals, Liverpool got the job done as two goals from Kevin Keegan and one from Larry Lloyd gave them a 3-0 win in a first leg played over two days due to heavy rain. Jupp Heynckes - the current Bayern boss - scored a double in Germany to make the tie close, but Liverpool held out.

1975 European Cup: Bayern Munich 2-0 Leeds United

The second of three European Cups in a row for Bayern, who saw off Leeds at the Parc des Princes. Goals in the last 20 minutes from Franz Roth and Gerd Mueller were enough for Bayern to see off a Leeds side boasting the likes of Bremner, Giles and Lorimer.

1977 European Cup: Liverpool 3-1 Borussia Moenchengladbach

Two years after their UEFA Cup win, Liverpool got the better of Moenchengaldbach again, this time in the big one. Allan Simonsen cancelled out Terry McDermott's opener at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, before Tommy Smith restored Liverpool's lead and Phil Neal converted a late penalty.

1980 European Cup: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Hamburg

Brian Clough's crowning glory, and the game that ensured Forest are alone in winning the European Cup more times than their domestic title. The defending champions retained their title thanks to John Robertson's first-half goal against a Hamburg side featuring Kevin Keegan.

1982 European Cup: Aston Villa 1-0 Bayern Munich

Villa's only major European honour was secured at De Kuip, and Brian Moore's TV commentary of Peter Withe's winning goal is written on a huge banner at Villa Park: "Shaw, Williams, prepared to venture down the left. There's a good ball in for Tony Morley. Oh, it must be and it is! It's Peter Withe."

1998 Cup Winners' Cup: Chelsea 1-0 VfB Stuttgart

The penultimate Cup Winners' Cup final saw Chelsea lift the trophy for the second time. Substitute Gianfranco Zola's marvellous second-half strike was enough to settle matters in Stockholm. Stuttgart could not mount a comeback despite Dan Petrescu's late red card.

1999 Champions League: Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich

Brinksmanship of the highest order from United, who were hopeless for 90 minutes and irresistible for three. Mario Basler's early free-kick gave Bayern the lead, and as the Germans' ribbons were being attached to the trophy, Teddy Sheringham and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struck in stoppage time to turn the game on its head.

Overall scoreline: England 7-2 Germany