European champions twice in the 1960s, Milan AC waited till 1989 before clinching a famous hat-trick of wins. On the evidence of the 4-0 dismantling of FC Steaua Bucureşti in the Camp Nou final, it was worth it. Certainly, there were few impatient voices among the estimated 80,000 Rossoneri fans in Barcelona the night Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten put the seal on an emphatic victory.
The Romanian side romped past AC Sparta Praha, FC Spartak Moskva, IFK Göteborg and Turkey's first semi-finalists, Galatasaray SK, netting 22 times in the process. But just as Milan came good at the right time, inflicting a third straight semi-final defeat on Madrid, so Anghel Iordanescu's men chose the worst possible moment to develop stage fright. The result was the culmination of Berlusconi's dream and a standard of football seldom witnessed at the climax of the UEFA Champion Clubs' Cup.
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From Partite Int.