Gladbach led 3-1, then Bremen turned the game around within six minutes – until Joker Hans-Jörg Criens equalized in the 95th minute. In extra time it was again Criens who shot his team into the final. A supposed smoke bomb, which later turned out to be tear gas, caused an interruption because several players and fans collapsed.
Second division Sunderland sensationally beat the big favorites from Leeds, at that time a real top team in England. Such a coup by a lower-class team had not happened in the FA Cup for 42 years.
Günter Netzer’s substitution and the subsequent winning goal in the Winkel is what remains unforgettable even after more than 40 years. What goes down, however: Mönchengladbach and Cologne offered over 120 minutes of the finest offensive football, with the better end for the “Elf vom Niederrhein”.
It was an anticipated final in the round of the last 16 teams. Barca won the first leg 2-1. In the second leg, Chelsea turned it up, leading 3-0 after 19 minutes. But a double blow from the world’s best footballer at the time, Ronaldinho, brought Barcelona close to progress – until John Terry headed the decisive 4-2 for Chelsea in the 76th minute.
After the 1-0 home win in the first leg, the legendary “Busby Babes” were quickly 0-2 behind.