Valencia vs Bayern: Some facts about 2000-01 champions league final

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Today Valencia hosts Bayern in the group F clash, with winner booking a berth for the champions league knockout stage.They have played against each other eight times till date with Valencia winning just once. Valencia can digest all their matches but one. Uefa Champions League(UCL) final against Bayern in 2000-01 season played in San Siro, Milan. Valencia lost in shootout by 5-4 after taking an early lead through a penalty taken by Mendieta. Because all goals scored from penalty, it is known as “all-penalty” final and only one to date. Ottmar Hitzfeld became only the second manager to win European cup with two different clubs after Ernst Hapel. Later Mourinho also achieved same. And this was Valencia’s second defeat in UCL in as many years. They were in the wrong side previous side after Real Madrid comprehensively defeated them by 3-0.

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