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The game lasts for 90 minutes. FC Schalke 04 – Manchester City FC, 2:3

„The game lasts for 90 minutes“ (German: Das Spiel dauert 90 Minuten), the famous proverb coined by Germany’s most influential international coach Sepp Herberger (world champion 1954). Especially in the Champions League there is no shortage of examples where this proved painfully true. This game added one more story to this, where the German underdog was 5 minutes short of beating the best team in the world. How was this possible?

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