Norwich City's Jeremy Goss on Bayern Munich goal trek


A former Norwich City player has set off on a 1,300-mile (2,000km) charity bicycle ride to the scene of the club's most famous goal.

Jeremy Goss scored a wonder-volley against Bayern Munich in Germany during the Canaries' 1993-94 UEFA Cup run that knocked out the Bavarian giants.

In 13 days he will tread the turf of the Olympiastadion and visit the other European clubs Norwich played.

Money raised will go to the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind.

"When I walk into that stadium and walk on to that particular pitch it will bring it all back to me," said Goss, 46.

"I'm guessing it will bring a little tear to my eye."

The player's 12th-minute strike was pivotal as Norwich won the UEFA Cup away leg in Munich 2-1, in what was the club's most famous victory.

A 1-1 draw back at Carrow Road led to a shock exit for Bayern Munich who hosted a squad full of international stars including World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus.

Goss, a former Welsh international, left Norwich Cathedral for Harwich on Wednesday morning along with a group of cyclists including North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb, who will join him for part of the journey.

His best friend and former Norwich City and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Walton will provide support in a back-up vehicle.

Goss will also visit the stadiums of Vitesse Arnhem in the Netherlands and Inter Milan's San Siro Stadium in Italy, where Norwich were eventually knocked out of the UEFA Cup.

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