The 1970 World Cup was full of classic matches, with three appearing on this list. One of them was the quarter final between West Germany and England in Leon, a re-match of the 1966 final.
England, chiefed by their four outfield stars from '66 - Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst - played an excellent first hour and it seemed inconceivable that they could lose as they led 2-0 through Alan Mullery and Peters.
But, as is so often repeated, never write off the Germans - especially when they possess legends such as Franz Beckenbauer, Wolfgang Overath and Gerd Mueller. Helmut Schoen's decision to bring on Juergen Grabowski was inspired, as the winger ran riot down the wings. Beckenbauer reopened the game on 68 minutes after a solo run, before veteran Uwe Seeler forced extra time with a looping header. The Germans were unstoppable now, and goal machine Mueller clinched a memorable comeback by hooking home from close range in the 108th minute.
In Image: West German forward Gerhard Mueller (R) celebrates after scoring the winning goal in the extra time period past English goalkeeper Peter Bonetti (L) in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between West Germany and England 14 June 1970 in Leon. West Germany beat England 3-2 to advance to the semifinals.
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