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Ahead of tonight’s Champions League semi-final first leg, we look at a past Bayern Munich-Real Madrid meeting, while next Wednesday will focus on Liverpool away to Roma.

Having reached the 1987 European Cup final, losing to Porto, Bayern made it back to the quarter-finals the following season.

Real Madrid were their opponents in the last-eight tie, but, having won the home leg 3-2, Bayern were eliminated as they lost 2-0 at the Bernabéu.

In that game, Bayern were wearing the light-blue shorts from their ‘Brazil’ kit. This look was worn in the 1987 final and has already been covered in a previous MWM, so it’s actually the first leg which provides the interest.

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While the shorts were predominantly red, they carried a large white hoop (fittingly, given the Dublin slang). They carried no adidas markings and were reminiscent of the style worn by Scotland at the 1986 World Cup – surely Bayern, so closely aligned to die drei Streifen, didn’t wear Umbro?

Why they opted for something so different, and whose choice it was, is sadly unknown.

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Goals from Hans Pflügler, Norbert Eder and Roland Wohlfarth had Bayern 3-0 up with just two minutes of the second half played, but Real pulled two back in the closing stages through Emilio Butragueño and Hugo Sánchez, laying the foundations for the second-leg turnaround.