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European Cup 1971-72

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
 28'
pen.)
 90'
Report  16'

Second leg

24 August 1971
Union Luxembourg 0–1 Valencia
Report  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
o.g.)
 78'
Report  28'


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


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


15 September 1971
Strømsgodset 1–3 Arsenal
 52' Report  2'
o.g.)
 81'


15 September 1971
Dinamo Bucharest 0–0 Spartak Trnava
Report


15 September 1971
Feyenoord 8–0 Olympiakos Nicosia
 4'32'
 9'
 25'47'49'
 82'
 88'
Report


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


15 September 1971
CSKA Sofia 3–0 Partizani Tirana
 20'
pen.)
 65'
Report

15 September 1971
Valencia 0–0 Hajduk Split
Report


15 September 1971
Újpesti Dózsa 4–0 Malmö FF
 17'
 28'64'80'
Report


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


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


15 September 1971
Internazionale 4–1 AEK Athens
 20'
 35'
 44'
pen.)
Report  15'

15 September 1971
Cork Hibernians 0–5 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report  5'30'
 19'
 32'39'


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


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

Second leg

29 September 1971
Górnik Zabrze 1–1 Marseille
 32' Report  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
 1'39'71'85'
 31'
 45'
 70'
 77'
Report

Grasshopper won 9–1 on aggregate.


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

Arsenal won 7–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Spartak Trnava 2–2 Dinamo Bucharest
 40'
pen.)
Report  64'88'

Dinamo Bucharest won 2–2 on away goals.


22 September 1971
Olympiakos Nicosia 0–9 Feyenoord
Report  6'82'
 11'
 20'
 31'39'
pen.), 70'

Feyenoord won 17–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Benfica 3–1 Wacker
 36'
 74'
 89'
Report  46'

Benfica won 7–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Partizani Tirana 0–1 CSKA Sofia
Report  57'

CSKA Sofia won 4–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Hajduk Split 1–1 Valencia
o.g.) Report  55'

Valencia won 1–1 on away goals.


29 September 1971
Malmö FF 1–0 Újpesti Dózsa
pen.) Report

Újpesti Dózsa won 4–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Celtic 3–0 Boldklubben 1903
 23'85'
 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
 29'
 45'
 89'
Report o.g.)
 75'

Internazionale won 6–4 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–1 Cork Hibernians
 60'
 82'
Report  32'

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 7–1 on aggregate.


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

CSKA Moscow won 4–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Linfield 2–3 Standard Liège
 57'
 62'
Report  36'
 53'
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
 10' Report  37'
 60'


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


20 October 1971
Dinamo Bucharest 0–3 Feyenoord
Report  38'
 43'
 50'


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

20 October 1971
Valencia 0–1 Újpesti Dózsa
Report  55'


20 October 1971
Celtic 5–0 Sliema Wanderers
 6'
 17'41'
 69'
 78'
Report


20 October 1971
Borussia Mönchengladbach 7–1 Internazionale
 7'44'
 21'34'
 42'52'
pen.)
?  20'

This game was annulled as Inter player Roberto Boninsegna was hit by a Coca-Cola can in the 29th minute.[1][2] 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.

3 November 1971
Internazionale 4–2 Borussia Mönchengladbach
 10'
 13'
 57'
 90'
Report  38'
 89'

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

Second leg

3 November 1971
Ajax 4–1 Marseille
o.g.)
 37'
 64'
 80'
Report  17'

Ajax won 6–2 on aggregate.


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

Arsenal won 5–0 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Feyenoord 2–0 Dinamo Bucharest
o.g.)
 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
 51'54' Report  57'

Újpesti Dózsa won 3–1 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Sliema Wanderers 1–2 Celtic
 1' Report  42'
 57'

Celtic won 7–1 on aggregate.


Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Standard Liège 2–0 CSKA Moscow
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
pen.) Report  15'


8 March 1972
Feyenoord 1–0 Benfica
 50' Report


8 March 1972
Újpesti Dózsa 1–2 Celtic
 64' Report o.g.)
 85'


8 March 1972
Internazionale 1–0 Standard Liège
 80' Report

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
 6'81'92'
 30'90'
Report  75'

Benfica won 5–2 on aggregate.


22 March 1972
Celtic 1–1 Újpesti Dózsa
 62' Report  5'

Celtic won 3–2 on aggregate.


22 March 1972
Standard Liège 2–1 Internazionale
 51'
pen.)
Report  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
 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.


19 April 1972
Celtic 0–0 Internazionale
Report
  Penalties  




4–5 Mazzola
Facchetti
Frustalupi
Pellizzaro
Jair

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
 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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