EURO on this day: 22 June
Belgium 1-2 West Germany
(Vandereycken 75pen; Hrubesch 10 89)
1980 final, Rome
West Germany re-established themselves as Europe’s pre-eminent international force as goals by Horst Hrubesch, his second coming with only a minute remaining, earned Jupp Derwall’s side their second UEFA European Championship with a 2-1 victory against Belgium.
West Germany had made a slow start to the 1976 final, going two down within the first 25 minutes, but there was no repeat this time as Bernd Schuster, the 20-year-old playmaker who once again dazzled in midfield, set up Hrubesch for the opening goal. Though Belgium’s hopes were raised by René Vandereycken’s 75th-minute penalty, Hrubesch struck again at the death to sink the underdogs.
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Other EURO fixtures on 22 June
1988 semi-finals: Italy 0-2 USSR
1992 semi-finals: Netherlands 2-2 Denmark, Denmark won 5-4 on pens
1996 quarter-finals: Spain 0-0 England, England won 4-2 on pens
1996 quarter-finals: France 0-0 Netherlands, France won 5-4 on pens
2004 group stage: Italy 2-1 Bulgaria
2004 group stage: Denmark 2-2 Sweden
2008 quarter-finals: Spain 0-0 Italy, Spain won 4-2 on pens
2012 quarter-finals: Germany 4-2 Greece