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1971–72 European Cup

1971–72 European Cup
Tournament details
Dates 19 August 1971 - 31 May 1972
Teams 33
Final positions
Champions Ajax (2nd title)
Runners-up Internazionale
Tournament statistics
Matches played 63
Goals scored 175 (2.78 per match)

The 1971–72 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the second consecutive time by Ajax, who beat Internazionale in the final.

Preliminary round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Valencia 4–1 Union Luxembourg 3–1 1–0

First leg

19 August 1971
Valencia 3–1 Union Luxembourg
Forment Goal 28'
Claramunt Goal 56' (pen.)
Valdez Goal 90'
Report Clemen Goal 16'

Second leg

24 August 1971
Union Luxembourg 0–1 Valencia
Report Forment Goal 17'

Valencia won 4–1 on aggregate.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille 3–2 Górnik Zabrze 2–1 1–1
Ajax 2–0 Dynamo Dresden 2–0 0–0
Reipas Lahti 1–9 Grasshopper 1–1 0–8
Strømsgodset 1–7 Arsenal 1–3 0–4
Dinamo Bucharest 2–21 Spartak Trnava 0–0 2–2
Feyenoord 17–0 Olympiakos Nicosia 8–0 9–0
Wacker 1–7 Benfica 0–4 1–3
CSKA Sofia 4–0 Partizani Tirana 3–0 1–0
Valencia 1–12 Hajduk Split 0–0 1–1
Újpesti Dózsa 4–1 Malmö FF 4–0 0–1
Boldklubben 1903 2–4 Celtic 2–1 0–3
ÍA 0–4 Sliema Wanderers 0–4 0–0
Internazionale 6–4 AEK Athens 4–1 2–3
Cork Hibernians 1–7 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–5 1–2
Galatasaray 1–4 CSKA Moscow 1–1 0–3
Standard Liège 5–2 Linfield 2–0 3–2

1 Dinamo Bucharest progressed to the Second round on away goals.

2 Valencia progressed to the Second round on away goals.

First leg

15 September 1971
Marseille 2–1 Górnik Zabrze
Wraży Goal 45' (o.g.)
Skoblar Goal 78'
Report Lubański Goal 28'

15 September 1971
Ajax 2–0 Dynamo Dresden
Swart Goal 2'
Keizer Goal 19'
Report

15 September 1971
Reipas Lahti 1–1 Grasshopper
Lindholm Goal 75' Report Ohlhauser Goal 63'

15 September 1971
Strømsgodset 1–3 Arsenal
Pettersen Goal 52' Report Simpson Goal 2'
Wølner Goal 20' (o.g.)
Kelly Goal 81'


15 September 1971
Feyenoord 8–0 Olympiakos Nicosia
Maiwald Goal 4'32'
van Hanegem Goal 9'
Schoenmaker Goal 25'47'49'
Israël Goal 82'
Schneider Goal 88'
Report

15 September 1971
Wacker 0–4 Benfica
Report Graça Goal 15'
 20'82'
Eusébio Goal 80'


15 September 1971
Valencia 0–0 Hajduk Split
Report

15 September 1971
Újpesti Dózsa 4–0 Malmö FF
A. Dunai Goal 17'
Bene Goal 28'64'80'
Report

15 September 1971
Boldklubben 1903 2–1 Celtic
Johansen Goal 14'24' Report Macari Goal 28'

26 September 1971
ÍA 0–4 Sliema Wanderers
Report Cocks Goal 25'57'68'
Aquilina Goal 81'

15 September 1971
Internazionale 4–1 AEK Athens
Mazzola Goal 20'
Facchetti Goal 35'
Jair Goal 44'
Boninsegna Goal 61' (pen.)
Report Pomonis Goal 15'

15 September 1971
Cork Hibernians 0–5 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Wloka Goal 5'30'
Heynckes Goal 19'
Le Fevre Goal 32'39'

15 September 1971
Galatasaray 1–1 CSKA Moscow
Güleş Goal 71' Report Kopeikin Goal 43'

15 September 1971
Standard Liège 2–0 Linfield
Semmeling Goal 33'
Takač Goal 87'
Report

Second leg

29 September 1971
Górnik Zabrze 1–1 Marseille
Anczok Goal 32' Report Skoblar Goal 53'

Marseille won 3–2 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Dynamo Dresden 0–0 Ajax
Report

Ajax won 2–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Grasshopper 8–0 Reipas Lahti
Müller Goal 1'39'71'85'
Gröbli Goal 31'
Schneeberger Goal 45'
Meier Goal 70'
Mayer Goal 77'
Report

Grasshopper won 9–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Arsenal 4–0 Strømsgodset
Kennedy Goal 6'
Radford Goal 18'58'
 78'
Report

Arsenal won 7–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Spartak Trnava 2–2 Dinamo Bucharest
Kabát Goal 40'
Dobiaš Goal 69' (pen.)
Report Popescu Goal 64'88'

Dinamo Bucharest won 2–2 on away goals.


22 September 1971
Olympiakos Nicosia 0–9 Feyenoord
Report van Hanegem Goal 6'82'
Hasil Goal 11'
Wery Goal 20'
Posthumus Goal 31'39'
Israël Goal 61' (pen.)63' (pen.)70'

Feyenoord won 17–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Benfica 3–1 Wacker
Calisto Goal 36'
 74'
Simões Goal 89'
Report Jara Goal 46'

Benfica won 7–1 on aggregate.


CSKA Sofia won 4–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Hajduk Split 1–1 Valencia
Pérez Goal 15' (o.g.) Report Claramunt Goal 55'

Valencia won 1–1 on away goals.


29 September 1971
Malmö FF 1–0 Újpesti Dózsa
Tapper Goal 11' (pen.) Report

Újpesti Dózsa won 4–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Celtic 3–0 Boldklubben 1903
Wallace Goal 23'85'
Callaghan Goal 79'
Report

Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Sliema Wanderers 0–0 ÍA
Report

Sliema Wanderers won 4–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
AEK Athens 3–2 Internazionale
Ventouris Goal 29'
Papaioannou Goal 45'
Nikolaidis Goal 89'
Report o.g.)
Boninsegna Goal 75'

Internazionale won 6–4 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach won 7–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
CSKA Moscow 3–0 Galatasaray
Dorofeev Goal 6'75'
Oglobin Goal 85'
Report

CSKA Moscow won 4–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Linfield 2–3 Standard Liège
Magee Goal 57'
Larmour Goal 62'
Report Van Moer Goal 36'
Takač Goal 53'
Piot Goal 86' (pen.)

Standard Liège won 5–2 on aggregate.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille 2–6 Ajax 1–2 1–4
Grasshopper 0–5 Arsenal 0–2 0–3
Dinamo Bucharest 0–5 Feyenoord 0–3 0–2
Benfica 2–1 CSKA Sofia 2–1 0–0
Valencia 1–3 Újpesti Dózsa 0–1 1–2
Celtic 7–1 Sliema Wanderers 5–0 2–1
Internazionale 4–2 Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 0–0
CSKA Moscow 1–2 Standard Liège 1–0 0–2

First leg

20 October 1971
Marseille 1–2 Ajax
Gress Goal 10' Report Keizer Goal 37'
Cruyff Goal 60'

20 October 1971
Grasshopper 0–2 Arsenal
Report Kennedy Goal 2'
 88'

20 October 1971
Dinamo Bucharest 0–3 Feyenoord
Report Wery Goal 38'
Maiwald Goal 43'
Schneider Goal 50'

20 October 1971
Benfica 2–1 CSKA Sofia
Rodrigues Goal 51'
 63'
Report Zhekov Goal 85'

20 October 1971
Valencia 0–1 Újpesti Dózsa
Report A. Dunai Goal 55'

20 October 1971
Celtic 5–0 Sliema Wanderers
Gemmell Goal 6'
Macari Goal 17'41'
Hood Goal 69'
Brogan Goal 78'
Report

This game was annulled as Inter player Roberto Boninsegna was hit by a Coca-Cola can in the 29th minute.[2][3] The first leg game was replayed after the game that was originally scheduled to be second leg was played, thus the order of legs was switched.


20 October 1971
CSKA Moscow 1–0 Standard Liège
Kopeikin Goal 27' Report

Second leg

3 November 1971
Ajax 4–1 Marseille
Couécou Goal 32' (o.g.)
Swart Goal 37'
Cruyff Goal 64'
Haan Goal 80'
Report Couécou Goal 17'

Ajax won 6–2 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Arsenal 3–0 Grasshopper
Kennedy Goal 40'
 47'
Radford Goal 84'
Report

Arsenal won 5–0 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Feyenoord 2–0 Dinamo Bucharest
Nunweiller Goal 53' (o.g.)
Schoenmaker Goal 64'
Report

Feyenoord won 5–0 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
CSKA Sofia 0–0 Benfica
Report

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Újpesti Dózsa 2–1 Valencia
A. Dunai Goal 51'54' Report Valdez Goal 57'

Újpesti Dózsa won 3–1 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Sliema Wanderers 1–2 Celtic
Cocks Goal 1' Report Hood Goal 42'
Lennox Goal 57'

Celtic won 7–1 on aggregate.


Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Standard Liège 2–0 CSKA Moscow
Takač Goal 7'60' (pen.) Report

Standard Liège won 2–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax 3–1 Arsenal 2–1 1–0
Feyenoord 2–5 Benfica 1–0 1–5
Újpesti Dózsa 2–3 Celtic 1–2 1–1
Internazionale 2–2 (a) Standard Liège 1–0 1–2

First leg

8 March 1972
Ajax 2–1 Arsenal
G. Mühren Goal 25'70' (pen.) Report Kennedy Goal 15'

8 March 1972
Feyenoord 1–0 Benfica
Laseroms Goal 50' Report

8 March 1972
Újpesti Dózsa 1–2 Celtic
Horváth Goal 64' Report Horváth Goal 19' (o.g.)
Macari Goal 85'

Second leg

22 March 1972
Arsenal 0–1 Ajax
Report o.g.)
Arsenal Stadium, London
Attendance: 56,155
Referee: Marschall

Ajax won 3–1 on aggregate.


22 March 1972
Benfica 5–1 Feyenoord
Nené Goal 6'81'92'
Rui Jordão Goal 30'90'
Report van Hanegem Goal 75'

Benfica won 5–2 on aggregate.


22 March 1972
Celtic 1–1 Újpesti Dózsa
Macari Goal 62' Report A. Dunai Goal 5'

Celtic won 3–2 on aggregate.


22 March 1972
Standard Liège 2–1 Internazionale
Cvetler Goal 51'
Takač Goal 84' (pen.)
Report Mazzola Goal 80'

Standard Liège 2–2 Internazionale on aggregate. Internazionale won on away goals rule.

Semi-finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax 1–0 Benfica 1–0 0–0
Internazionale 0–0 (5–4p) Celtic 0–0 0–0

First leg

5 April 1972
Ajax 1–0 Benfica
Swart Goal 64' Report

5 April 1972
Internazionale 0–0 Celtic
Report

Second leg

19 April 1972
Benfica 0–0 Ajax
Report

Ajax won 1–0 on aggregate.


Celtic 0–0 Internazionale on aggregate. Internazionale won 5–4 on penalties.

Teams had to shoot all five even if they could not win any more (the shootout would have ended with a score of 5–3 otherwise as Inter took the shots first).

Final

31 May 1972
Ajax 2–0 Internazionale
Cruyff Goal 47'78' Report

MatchCentre

Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 67,000
Referee: Robert Héliès (France)

Top scorers

The top scorers from the 1972–73 European Cup (excluding qualifying rounds and annulled game) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Antal Dunai Újpesti Dózsa 5
Lou Macari Celtic 5
Silvester Takač Standard Liège 5
4 Ronnie Cocks Sliema Wanderers 4
Johan Cruyff Ajax 4
Willem van Hanegem Feyenoord 4
Rinus Israël Feyenoord 4
Artur Jorge Benfica 4
Ray Kennedy Arsenal 4
Kurt Müller Grasshopper 4
Lex Schoenmaker Feyenoord 4

External links

  • 1971–72 All matches – season at UEFA website
  • European Cup results at Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation
  • All scorers 1971–72 European Cup (excluding preliminary round) according to protocols UEFA
  • 1971-72 European Cup - results and line-ups (archive)
  • European Cup 1971-72 – results, protocols, players statistics
  • website eurocups-uefa.ru European Cup 1971-72 – results, protocols
  • website Football Archive 1971–72 European Cup
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