1971–72 European Cup

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1971–72 European Cup
Tournament details
Dates 19 August 1971 - 31 May 1972
Teams 33
Final positions
Champions Netherlands Ajax (2nd title)
Runners-up Italy 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[edit]

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

First leg[edit]

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

Second leg[edit]

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

Valencia won 4–1 on aggregate.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille France 3–2 Poland Górnik Zabrze 2–1 1–1
Ajax Netherlands 2–0 East Germany Dynamo Dresden 2–0 0–0
Reipas Lahti Finland 1–9 Switzerland Grasshopper 1–1 0–8
Strømsgodset Norway 1–7 England Arsenal 1–3 0–4
Dinamo Bucharest Romania 2–21 Czechoslovakia Spartak Trnava 0–0 2–2
Feyenoord Netherlands 17–0 Cyprus Olympiakos Nicosia 8–0 9–0
Wacker Austria 1–7 Portugal Benfica 0–4 1–3
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 4–0 Albania Partizani Tirana 3–0 1–0
Valencia Spain 1–12 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split 0–0 1–1
Újpesti Dózsa Hungary 4–1 Sweden Malmö FF 4–0 0–1
Boldklubben 1903 Denmark 2–4 Scotland Celtic 2–1 0–3
ÍA Iceland 0–4 Malta Sliema Wanderers 0–4 0–0
Internazionale Italy 6–4 Greece AEK Athens 4–1 2–3
Cork Hibernians Republic of Ireland 1–7 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–5 1–2
Galatasaray Turkey 1–4 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 1–1 0–3
Standard Liège Belgium 5–2 Northern Ireland 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[edit]

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


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


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


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


15 September 1971
Dinamo Bucharest Romania 0–0 Czechoslovakia Spartak Trnava
Report


15 September 1971
Feyenoord Netherlands 8–0 Cyprus 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 Austria 0–4 Portugal Benfica
Report Graça Goal 15'
Jorge Goal 20'82'
Eusébio Goal 80'



15 September 1971
Valencia Spain 0–0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
Report


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


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


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


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

15 September 1971
Cork Hibernians Republic of Ireland 0–5 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Wloka Goal 5'30'
Heynckes Goal 19'
le Fevre Goal 32'39'


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


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

Second leg[edit]

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

Marseille won 3–2 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Dynamo Dresden East Germany 0–0 Netherlands Ajax
Report

Ajax won 2–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Grasshopper Switzerland 8–0 Finland 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 England 4–0 Norway Strømsgodset
Kennedy Goal 6'
Radford Goal 18'58'
Armstrong Goal 78'
Report

Arsenal won 7–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Spartak Trnava Czechoslovakia 2–2 Romania 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 Cyprus 0–9 Netherlands 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 Portugal 3–1 Austria Wacker
Calisto Goal 36'
Jorge Goal 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 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–1 Spain Valencia
Pérez Goal 15' (o.g.) Report Claramunt Goal 55'

Valencia won 1–1 on away goals.


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

Újpesti Dózsa won 4–1 on aggregate.


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

Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Sliema Wanderers Malta 0–0 Iceland ÍA
Report

Sliema Wanderers won 4–0 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
AEK Athens Greece 3–2 Italy Internazionale
Ventouris Goal 29'
Papaioannou Goal 45'
Nikolaidis Goal 89'
Report Karafeskos Goal 17' (o.g.)
Boninsegna Goal 75'

Internazionale won 6–4 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 2–1 Republic of Ireland Cork Hibernians
Sieloff Goal 60'
Wimmer Goal 82'
Report Dennehy Goal 32'

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 7–1 on aggregate.


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

CSKA Moscow won 4–1 on aggregate.


29 September 1971
Linfield Northern Ireland 2–3 Belgium 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[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille France 2–6 Netherlands Ajax 1–2 1–4
Grasshopper Switzerland 0–5 England Arsenal 0–2 0–3
Dinamo Bucharest Romania 0–5 Netherlands Feyenoord 0–3 0–2
Benfica Portugal 2–1 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2–1 0–0
Valencia Spain 1–3 Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 0–1 1–2
Celtic Scotland 7–1 Malta Sliema Wanderers 5–0 2–1
Internazionale Italy 4–2 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 0–0
CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 1–2 Belgium Standard Liège 1–0 0–2

First leg[edit]

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


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


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


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

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


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


20 October 1971
Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 7–1 Italy Internazionale
Heynckes Goal 7'44'
le Fevre Goal 21'34'
Netzer Goal 42'52'
Sieloff Goal 83' (pen.)
 ? Boninsegna Goal 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 Italy 4–2 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bellugi Goal 10'
Boninsegna Goal 13'
Jair Goal 57'
Ghio Goal 90'
Report le Fevre Goal 38'
Wittkamp Goal 89'

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

Second leg[edit]

3 November 1971
Ajax Netherlands 4–1 France 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 England 3–0 Switzerland Grasshopper
Kennedy Goal 40'
George Goal 47'
Radford Goal 84'
Report

Arsenal won 5–0 on aggregate.


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

Feyenoord won 5–0 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 0–0 Portugal Benfica
Report

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.


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

Újpesti Dózsa won 3–1 on aggregate.


3 November 1971
Sliema Wanderers Malta 1–2 Scotland 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 Belgium 2–0 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
Takač Goal 7'60' (pen.) Report

Standard Liège won 2–1 on aggregate.

Quarter finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax Netherlands 3–1 England Arsenal 2–1 1–0
Feyenoord Netherlands 2–5 Portugal Benfica 1–0 1–5
Újpesti Dózsa Hungary 2–3 Scotland Celtic 1–2 1–1
Internazionale Italy 2–21 Belgium Standard Liège 1–0 1–2

1 Internazionale progressed to the Semi finals on away goals.

First leg[edit]

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


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


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


8 March 1972
Internazionale Italy 1–0 Belgium Standard Liège
Jair Goal 80' Report

Second leg[edit]

22 March 1972
Arsenal England 0–1 Netherlands Ajax
Report Graham Goal 14' (o.g.)
Arsenal Stadium, London
Attendance: 56,155
Referee: Marschall

Ajax won 3–1 on aggregate.


22 March 1972
Benfica Portugal 5–1 Netherlands 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 Scotland 1–1 Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
Macari Goal 62' Report A. Dunai Goal 5'

Celtic won 3–2 on aggregate.


22 March 1972
Standard Liège Belgium 2–1 Italy 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[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax Netherlands 1–0 Portugal Benfica 1–0 0–0
Internazionale Italy 0–01 Scotland Celtic 0–0 0–0

1 Internazionale progressed to the Final after winning 5–4 on penalties.

First leg[edit]

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


5 April 1972
Internazionale Italy 0–0 Scotland Celtic
Report

Second leg[edit]

19 April 1972
Benfica Portugal 0–0 Netherlands 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 anymore (the shootout would have ended with a score of 5–3 otherwise as Inter took the shots first).

Final[edit]

31 May 1972
Ajax Netherlands 2–0 Italy Internazionale
Cruijff Goal 47'78' Report

MatchCentre

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

Top scorers[edit]

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

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Hungary Antal Dunai Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 5
Scotland Lou Macari Scotland Celtic 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Silvester Takač Belgium Standard Liège 5
4 Malta Ronnie Cocks Malta Sliema Wanderers 4
Netherlands Johan Cruyff Netherlands Ajax 4
Netherlands Willem van Hanegem Netherlands Feyenoord 4
Netherlands Rinus Israël Netherlands Feyenoord 4
Portugal Artur Jorge Portugal Benfica 4
England Ray Kennedy England Arsenal 4
Switzerland Kurt Müller Switzerland Grasshopper 4
Netherlands Lex Schoenmaker Netherlands Feyenoord 4
12 Hungary Ferenc Bene Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 3
Italy Roberto Boninsegna Italy Internazionale 3
Brazil Jair Italy Internazionale 3
West Germany Matthias Maiwald Netherlands Feyenoord 3
Portugal Tamagnini Nené Portugal Benfica 3
England John Radford England Arsenal 3
Netherlands Sjaak Swart Netherlands Ajax 3

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