Fans of a certain vintage still view the triumph as the Gers’ finest performance as they brushed aside what was, largely, the 1974 German World Cup-winning squad.
⚽️ GOAL OF THE DAY: Derek Parlane v Bayern Munich pic.twitter.com/qgbtSltTSV
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 7, 2020
Franz Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier, Gerd Muller and Uli Hoeness lined up for Bayern at Ibrox as Sandy Jardine opened the scoring before the King of Ibrox Park made it 2-0 and sealed the Gers’ place in the final.
Parlane had only made two appearances for the Light Blues – a 1-1 draw with Clyde and a 2-0 defeat by Dundee – before he marked his name indelibly into the club’s folklore with his goal.
He would go on to make 300 appearances in Light Blue, scoring 111 goals, winning three League titles, three Scottish Cups, three League Cups and was on the bench the night Gers beat Moscow Dynamo in the final.
Fans on Twitter were loving the classic footage, with one supporter calling it th “greatest night” Ibrox has ever witnessed since the Gers moved there ver 120 years ago.
Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
For those who weren't there.. This was and always will be the greatest night and result at ibrox and I speak as one who was there. What wonderful memories of reaching a European final with ibrox and 80.000 bears in top form. derek and sandy sent a great bayern side packing❤️🤍💙
— CHARLIE MURDOCH 🇬🇧🏴 @alliance4unity (@murdoch_charles) October 7, 2020
Now that was a Rangers team. Colin Stein, Derek Parlane, Wee Bud and Wee Tam.
— Johnboy55 (@Auld_Jock55) October 7, 2020
I was there, and my hero back then, Derek Parlane scored. Great game, and that Bayern team was most of the West Germany national team too.
— 𝔸𝕟𝕕𝕣𝕖𝕨 𝕄𝕦𝕣𝕣𝕒𝕪 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@drusincmur) October 7, 2020
My greatest night at Ibrox – ever!! WATP 👍💙🇬🇧
— We Arra…. (@CounsellMitch) October 7, 2020
💙 Never to be forgotten night.
— June Crichton (@june_crichton) October 7, 2020
The King of Ibrox Park 💙
— Jo Wilson 🇬🇧 (@likkleciteh) October 7, 2020
Yes dad 💙🇬🇧 https://t.co/MNbFkkKlmQ
— R P (@rossparlane) October 7, 2020