1972 European Cup Final

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1972 European Cup Final
Event 1971–72 European Cup
Date 31 May 1972
Venue De Kuip, Rotterdam
Man of the Match Johan Cruijff
Referee Robert Helles (France)
Attendance 61,354
1971
1973

The 1972 European Cup Final was a football match held at De Kuip, Rotterdam, on 31 May 1972, that saw Ajax of the Netherlands defeat Internazionale of Italy 2-0. Two second-half goals from Johan Cruyff gave Ajax their second success in the competition, after their 1971 victory. This game is often said to be Total Football's greatest moment, Ajax dominated much of the game as Inter defended desperately.

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31 May 1972
Ajax Netherlands 2–0 Italy Internazionale
Cruijff Goal 47'78'
Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 61,354
Referee: Robert Helies (France)
Ajax
Internazionale
GK 1 Netherlands Heinz Stuy
DF 3 Netherlands Wim Suurbier
DF 13 Netherlands Barry Hulshoff
DF 12 West Germany Horst Blankenburg
DF 5 Netherlands Ruud Krol
MF 7 Netherlands Johan Neeskens
MF 15 Netherlands Arie Haan
MF 9 Netherlands Gerrie Mühren
FW 8 Netherlands Sjaak Swart
FW 14 Netherlands Johan Cruijff
FW 11 Netherlands Piet Keizer (c)
Manager:
Romania Stefan Kovacs
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GK 1 Italy Ivano Bordon
DF 2 Italy Mauro Bellugi
DF 3 Italy Giacinto Facchetti
DF 5 Italy Mario Giubertoni Substituted off 12'
DF 6 Italy Tarcisio Burgnich
MF 4 Italy Gabriele Oriali
MF 8 Italy Gianfranco Bedin
MF 10 Italy Sandro Mazzola (c)
MF 11 Italy Mario Frustalupi
FW 7 Brazil Jair da Costa Substituted off 56'
FW 9 Italy Roberto Boninsegna
Substitutions:
MF 12 Italy Mario Bertini Substituted in 12'
MF 16 Italy Sergio Pellizzaro Substituted in 56'
Manager:
Italy Giovanni Invernizzi

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