West Germany wasn’t making life easy for itself in Euro 1976. The squad had to come back from 2-0 down in the semi-final against Yugoslavia, and found itself in a similar plight against host nation Czechoslovakia in the final. First-half strikes from Ján Švehlík and Karol Dobiaš put the Czechs firmly in control but Dieter Müller’s well-taken volley gave the Germans a chance. In an eerie echo of the World Cup final played exactly 10 years earlier against host nation England, West Germany waited until the final minute of regulation to force an equalizer and take the game into extra-time, as Bernd Hölzenbein powered in a header from a corner. The added 30 minutes couldn’t separate the teams, so penalty kicks were needed to decide a Euro or World Cup final for the first time. Neither team missed until West Germany’s Uli Hoeness misfired, giving Antonín Panenka a chance to make a name for himself and his country. Talk about not disappointing: after smartly waiting for the goalkeeper to make up his mind and dive, his chip down the middle of the goal was so audacious that it would be named after the midfielder. It shook the Germans so much that they haven’t lost a shootout since, and have only missed one kick in the process.