Lothar Emmerich

The tall, Authentic Prada Handbags Canada strongly Baby Prada Shoes Uk built outside-left Lothar „Emma“ Emmerich, who died of cancer aged 61, had a short but significant international career for the West German national side. He played a major role in Agatha Ruiz Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada Clothing Uk Dela Prada Official Website his team’s contentious last-minute equaliser against England at Wembley in the World Cup final of July 1966.

Hitherto, the only thing of note that Emmerich had done in that game, which was not one of his best, was to force a save in the first half from Gordon Banks. The England Black Prada Doctor Bag goalkeeper had blocked a shot from Wolfgang Overath, and the ball ran to Emmerich. He struck it well but too straight, and Banks Authentic Authentic Prada Handbag Uk Prada Trainers held the ball.

But in the 90th minute of normal time, with England 2-1 ahead and seeming to have the cup well won, West Germany were rewarded a doubtful free kick just outside the England penalty area. Jack Charlton, the centre-half, had been penalised for Best Prada Outlet In Italy a foul on the German striker Siggi Held, though it certainly looked as if it was Held who had been backing into Charlton.

At all events, Emmerich, who had a formidable left foot, took the kick to the left of the goal, and drove it into the goalmouth. There, it struck the German defender Karl-Heinz Schnelliner in the back replica prada calfskin handbags, causing him to put both his hands behind him when he felt the pain, and creating a trompe l’oeil , which made it look from the stands as if he had handled the ball. He had not, but it found its way to the far post, where Wolfgang Weber drove home the equaliser.

So the game went into extra time; England went ahead with a still more controversial goal when Geoff Hurst hit the underside of the bar, and the ball may or may not have crossed the line. England went on to win 4-2.

Emmerich, who scored 115 goals in 183 games for his club, Borussia Dortmund, was a very late choice for the West German team. He made his debut in Rotterdam on March 23 1966, scoring one of the goals in his team’s 4-2 victory. Picked for the World Cup party in England, he was not chosen for the first two games against Switzerland and Argentina, but came into the third game of the qualifying group, against Spain on the Aston Villa ground. There, he hit one of the most spectacular goals of the competition – Germany’s first in a 2-1 win – with a long range shot of tremendous power.

He retained his place for the subsequent three matches, Authentic Prada Purses Sale the ill-tempered quarter-final against Uruguay on the Sheffield Wednesday ground, the semi-final against the USSR at Everton – won respectively 4-0 and 2-1 – and in the final itself. This concluded his international career; five Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada Online Shop caps, two goals.

For Borussia Dortmund, between 1963 and 1969, Emmerich figured in the team that won the West German Cup in 1965 and, shortly before the World Cup finals, won the European Cupwinners‘ Cup, beating Liverpool in Glasgow. In later years, he became the fan coordinator for Dortmund.

Lothar Emmerich, footballer, born November 29 1941; died August 14 2003