Michels and Cruyff saw unprecedented success with the system, winning eight Eredivisie titles, three European Cups , and one Intercontinental Cup .  The stark rise of Total Football and its attacking prowess was also linked with the "death of Catenaccio ", an Italian system reliant heavily on defense promoted by Internazionale during the 1960s.  The system was prone to defeat, experienced notably in the final of the 1974 FIFA World Cup contested by the Dutch and West Germany .  Michels and Cruyff saw their ability to introduce playmaking stifled in the second half of the match by the effective marking of Berti Vogts . This allowed Franz Beckenbauer , Uli Hoeneß , and Wolfgang Overath to gain a stronghold in midfield, thus, enabling West Germany to win 2–1.