The Greeks Are Going Mad!
Forget West Germany versus France in 1982. Man U versus Bayern Munich in 1999. Forget the Hand of God and the Feet of God. Forget The Edmonton Drillers versus The Chicago Sting in 1981. The greatest soccer match in history was the International Philosopher's Match, played between Germany and Greece, in a time unknown. It was documented first in Monty Python's Fliegender Zirkus, a 1972 German Special. The game then again appeared in Live at the Hollywood Bowl. It was taped in two parts, and was shown with other video in between it.
It was a marvelous display of talent.
The embedded YouTube clip above is missing a segment where Karl Marx is substituted, and where the Greeks celebrate their winning goal. A second YouTube clip is here, has both those segments, but is missing the entire first part of the game. If you watch both videos, it should all make sense. Unfortunately, this is the best I could find at this time. It is an extremely hard game to find video of, for obvious reasons. I mean, look at these lineups:
5 EMPEDOKLES VON ACRAGA
A full transcript is here.