“With intoxicating games, Germany stormed to the World Cup title in Italy 30 years ago under team leader Franz Beckenbauer. What happened to the heroes of that time? Rudi Völler remembers.
“Our 4-1 in the opening game was almost the door opener for an excellent World Cup. It was the best game of all seven. Yugoslavia was really strong and we had a lot of respect. But Lothar then made the game of his life, and we as a team worked excellently on top of that. After that game we knew we could go a long way in this tournament.”