The Joy of Six: Cup Winners’ Cup memories

From Chelsea’s deep freeze to Robbie Fowler’s outrageous skill via a 1970s Milan v Leeds battle, we look at half-a-dozen memories from the Cup Winners’ Cup

When Gianfranco Zola came off the bench to smash home his winning goal in the 1998 final, it meant that no British team had won the Cup Winners’ Cup as many times as Chelsea. Twenty-seven years after they claimed the trophy for the first time, they doubled their tally , triumphing where Arsenal had unforgettably failed in 1995. They had a few scares on their way to the final and sailed dangerously close to the wind in their semi against Vicenza, only for Mark Hughes to wallop home a bouncing ball with time running out in the second leg.

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