The History of The UEFA Euro: 1988, Van Basten and the Dutch Conquest

Euro 1988 is remembered for many different reasons but mostly for Marco Van Basten's performances that led the Netherlands to the title. After missing the last three major tournaments, the Dutch had made their long-awaited return with a team very similar to the dream team of Johan Cruijff in the 1970s.

Throwback Thursday: Milan-Steaua, Sacchi’s Perfect Game

On this day, 30 years ago, the history of football changed. Arrigo Sacchi’s Milan trampled Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 with braces by Ruud Gullit and Marco Van Basten to conquer the European Cup 1988-89, the third in the history of the Rossoneri. The triumph in Barcelona marked the International legitimization of the Romagna-born coach’s football verbo.