Dedicated to former Norwich City Players from 1980
A dream start to their European campaign was established with a 3-0 trouncing of Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem. Led by Gary Megson in midfield, Norwich scored 3 goals in 21 minutes in the second half to earn them a solid lead to take to Holland. Efan Ekoku opened the scoring and then Ian Crook turned provider again for Jeremy Goss. John Polson got the third on 71 minutes. Norwich were even able to enjoy the luxury of granting 18 year old Darren Eadie his debut.
The return leg in Holland saw an impressive defensive display with Bryan Gunn keeping out everything thrown at his goal. A hard and ill-tempered clash saw 4 bookings for the Canaries (Culverhouse, Polston, Ekoku and Newman) to add tot he 2 from Carrow Road (Megson, Crook).
Norwich became the first English club to beat Bayern Munich in Germany when
they won 2-1 at the Olympic Stadium on 19th October 1993. Bayern's side
was full of internationals and captained by Lothar matthaus yet the Norfolk
club produced the shock victory. Jeremy Goss scored
the opener after 12 minutes with a brillian 20 yeard volley set up by
a poor clearance by Matthaus. After 31 minutes, they went 2-0 up through
Mark Bowen. A Bayern goal on 40 minutes suggested
a reversal of fortune but Norwich held out especially with Bryan
Gunn denying Valencia on 75minutes.
Faced with Italian giants Inter Milan and their strikeforce of Dennis Bergkamp and Ruben Sosa, Norwich's luck deserted them. A valian display saw Norwich only concede a goal after Rob Newman conceded a penalty on 80 minutes just after Goss was denied by the woodwork. Bookings for Butterworth, Crook and Culverhouse saw them suspended for the second lef in Milan.