Remembering Lars Ricken's audacious lob for Borussia Dortmund in the 1997 Champions League final

It stands as one of the most famous Champions League goals of all time and it came from a 20-year old substitute. Lars Ricken took just 16 seconds to find the net with a phenomenal lob in the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League final against Juventus. Not only did it seal Dortmund’s first European title, it was also the fastest goal scored in the final by a substitute.

Ricken went onto play 405 times for Dortmund’s first team before spending the rest of his career in the reserves due to a series of injuries. He also played 16 times for Germany, scoring 1 goal and featuring in the 1999 Confederations Cup and 2002 World Cup.

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