Carl Zeiss Jena, PSV Eindhoven …
Taking advantage of the Stade de Reims failures against Di Stefano’s Real Madrid, and Sainté against Bayern and his square posts, Bastia could have become the first French club to win a European Cup. It was in 1978.
The Bastians, electric blue jersey and giant Moor head on the chest, will enchant Europe by their selflessness and their big heart. The band with Claude Papi and Johnny Rep is paying the scalp of Torino, Sporting Portugal, FC Carl Zeiss Jena, dreaded team of former East Germany and Grasshopper Zurich.
It is finally the Dutch of PSV Eindhoven who put an end to the epic of the Corsicans, in the final.
No matter: the story was written in blue letters, and Armand Césari is not close to forget these crazy European evenings.