1977–78 European Cup

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1977–78 European Cup
Tournament details
Dates 19 August 1977 - 10 May 1978
Teams 31
Final positions
Champions England Liverpool (2nd title)
Runners-up Belgium Club Brugge
Tournament statistics
Matches played 59
Goals scored 162 (2.75 per match)
Top scorer(s) Denmark Allan Simonsen (5 goals)

The 1977–78 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by defending champions Liverpool in the final against Club Brugge. The game finished 1–0, starting a run of six consecutive finals that finished 1–0 after ninety minutes, five of them won by English clubs.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celtic Scotland 11–1 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 5–0 6–1
Basel Switzerland 2–3 Austria Wacker 1–3 1–0
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 6–0 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 3–0 3–0
Vasas Hungary 1–4 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–3 1–1
Benfica Portugal 0–0 (p) Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow 0–0 0–0
Trabzonspor Turkey 1–2 Denmark Boldklubben 1903 1–0 0–2
Liverpool England Bye
Dynamo Dresden East Germany 3–2 Sweden Halmstad 2–0 1–2
Levski-Spartak Bulgaria 5–2 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 3–0 2–2
Lillestrøm Norway 2–4 Netherlands Ajax 2–0 0–4
Valur Iceland 1–2 Northern Ireland Glentoran 1–0 0–2
Omonia Cyprus 0–5 Italy Juventus 0–3 0–2
KuPS Finland 2–9 Belgium Club Brugge 0–4 2–5
Floriana Malta 1–5 Greece Panathinaikos 1–1 0–4
Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 1–1 (a) France Nantes 1–1 0–0
Dinamo Bucureşti Romania 2–3 Spain Atlético Madrid 2–1 0–2

First leg[edit]

14 September 1977
Celtic Scotland 5–0 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
MacDonald Goal 15'
Craig Goal 33'58'
Wilson Goal 36'
McLaughlin Goal 83'
Report

14 September 1977
Basel Switzerland 1–3 Austria Wacker
von Wartburg Goal 22' Report Welzl Goal 41'45' (pen.)
Constantini Goal 51'



14 September 1977
Benfica Portugal 0–0 Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow
Report


14 September 1977
Dynamo Dresden East Germany 2–0 Sweden Halmstad
Heidler Goal 70'
Schade Goal 84'
Report

14 September 1977
Levski-Spartak Bulgaria 3–0 Poland Śląsk Wrocław
Panov Goal 20'
Milanov Goal 40'43'
Report

14 September 1977
Lillestrøm Norway 2–0 Netherlands Ajax
Lønstad Goal 1'
Johansen Goal 13'
Report

15 September 1977
Valur Iceland 1–0 Northern Ireland Glentoran
Bergs Goal 38' Report

14 September 1977
Omonia Cyprus 0–3 Italy Juventus
Report Bettega Goal 34'
Fanna Goal 42'
Virdis Goal 59'

14 September 1977
KuPS Finland 0–4 Belgium Club Brugge
Report Vandereycken Goal 49'
Cools Goal 51'
Lambert Goal 64'
Davies Goal 78'

14 September 1977
Floriana Malta 1–1 Greece Panathinaikos
Xuereb Goal 16' Report Aslanidis Goal 26'

14 September 1977
Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 1–1 France Nantes
Vízek Goal 54' Report Amisse Goal 35'

Second leg[edit]

28 September 1977
Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg 1–6 Scotland Celtic
Giuliani Goal 30' Report Lennox Goal 30'66'
Glavin Goal 52'
McGrain Goal 56'
Eðvaldsson Goal 66'76'

Celtic won 11–1 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Wacker Austria 0–1 Switzerland Basel
Report Maissen Goal 62'

Wacker won 3–2 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade won 6–0 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach won 4–1 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Torpedo Moscow Soviet Union 0 – 0 (aet) Portugal Benfica
Report
  Penalties  
1–4

Benfica 0–0 Torpedo Moscow on aggregate. Benfica won on penalties.


Boldklubben 1903 won 2–1 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Halmstad Sweden 2–1 East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Johansson Goal 17'
Larsson Goal 88'
Report Heidler Goal 64'

Dynamo Dresden won 3–2 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Śląsk Wrocław Poland 2–2 Bulgaria Levski-Spartak
Pawłowski Goal 22'
Kopycki Goal 75'
Report Panov Goal 29'58'

Levski-Spartak won 5–2 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Ajax Netherlands 4–0 Norway Lillestrøm
Birkelund Goal 10' (o.g.)
Geels Goal 31'
Ling Goal 51'72'
Report

Ajax won 4–2 on aggregate.


29 September 1977
Glentoran Northern Ireland 2–0 Iceland Valur
Robson Goal 18'
Jamison Goal 73'
Report

Glentoran won 2–1 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Juventus Italy 2–0 Cyprus Omonia
Boninsegna Goal 11'
Virdis Goal 75'
Report

Juventus won 5–0 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Club Brugge Belgium 5–2 Finland KuPS
Davies Goal 17'35'
Vandereycken Goal 33'
Simoen Goal 47'
Maes Goal 85'
Report Mönkkönen Goal 20'
Loikkanen Goal 63'

Club Brugge won 9–2 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Panathinaikos Greece 4–0 Malta Floriana
Álvarez Goal 24'
Antoniadis Goal 35'40' (pen.)
Gonios Goal 85'
Report

Panathinaikos won 5–1 on aggregate.


28 September 1977
Nantes France 0–0 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Report

Dukla Prague 1–1 Nantes. Nantes won on away goals.


Atlético Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celtic Scotland 2–4 Austria Wacker 2–1 0–3
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–8 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–3 1–5
Benfica Portugal 2–0 Denmark Boldklubben 1903 1–0 1–0
Liverpool England 6–3 East Germany Dynamo Dresden 5–1 1–2
Levski-Spartak Bulgaria 2–4 Netherlands Ajax 1–2 1–2
Glentoran Northern Ireland 0–6 Italy Juventus 0–1 0–5
Club Brugge Belgium 2–1 Greece Panathinaikos 2–0 0–1
Nantes France 2–3 Spain Atlético Madrid 1–1 1–2

First leg[edit]

19 October 1977
Celtic Scotland 2–1 Austria Wacker
Craig Goal 49'
Burns Goal 78'
Report Kriess Goal 54'



19 October 1977
Liverpool England 5–1 East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Hansen Goal 14'
Case Goal 21'57'
Neal Goal 44' (pen.)
Kennedy Goal 66'
Report Häfner Goal 76'

19 October 1977
Levski-Spartak Bulgaria 1–2 Netherlands Ajax
Voynov Goal 80' (pen.) Report Geels Goal 30'
Erkens Goal 79'

19 October 1977
Glentoran Northern Ireland 0–1 Italy Juventus
Report Causio Goal 38'

19 October 1977
Club Brugge Belgium 2–0 Greece Panathinaikos
Davies Goal 24' (pen.)
Cools Goal 72'
Report

19 October 1977
Nantes France 1–1 Spain Atlético Madrid
Lacombe Goal 48' Report Marcial Goal 42'

Second leg[edit]

2 November 1977
Wacker Austria 3–0 Scotland Celtic
Welzl Goal 4'
Stering Goal 21'
Oberacher Goal 27'
Report

Wacker won 4–2 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach won 8–1 on aggregate.


Benfica won 2–0 on aggregate.


2 November 1977
Dynamo Dresden East Germany 2–1 England Liverpool
Kotte Goal 47'
Sachse Goal 52'
Report Heighway Goal 67'

Liverpool won 6–3 on aggregate.


2 November 1977
Ajax Netherlands 2–1 Bulgaria Levski-Spartak
Lerby Goal 41'
Geels Goal 53'
Report Milanov Goal 41'

Ajax won 4–2 on aggregate.


2 November 1977
Juventus Italy 5–0 Northern Ireland Glentoran
Virdis Goal 10'20'
Boninsegna Goal 53'
Fanna Goal 70'
Benetti Goal 77'
Report

Juventus won 6–0 on aggregate.


Club Brugge won 2–1 on aggregate.


2 November 1977
Atlético Madrid Spain 2–1 France Nantes
Cano Goal 76'
Pereira Goal 80'
Report Lacombe Goal 31'

Atlético Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wacker Austria 3–3 (a) West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–1 0–2
Benfica Portugal 2–6 England Liverpool 1–2 1–4
Ajax Netherlands 2–2 (0–3p) Italy Juventus 1–1 1–1
Club Brugge Belgium 4–3 Spain Atlético Madrid 2–0 2–3

First leg[edit]


1 March 1978
Benfica Portugal 1–2 England Liverpool
Nené Goal 13' Report Case Goal 36'
Hughes Goal 71'

1 March 1978
Ajax Netherlands 1–1 Italy Juventus
Van Dord Goal 86' Report Causio Goal 89'

Second leg[edit]

Wacker 3–3 Borussia Mönchengladbach on aggregate. Borussia Mönchengladbach won on away goals.


15 March 1978
Liverpool England 4–1 Portugal Benfica
Callaghan Goal 6'
Dalglish Goal 17'
McDermott Goal 78'
Neal Goal 88'
Report Nené Goal 25'

Liverpool won 6–2 on aggregate.


Ajax 2–2 Juventus on aggregate. Juventus won 3–0 on penalties.


15 March 1978
Atlético Madrid Spain 3–2 Belgium Club Brugge
Benegas Goal 20'
Pina Goal 30'62'
Report Cools Goal 60'
Lambert Goal 69'

Club Brugge won 4–3 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 2–4 England Liverpool 2–1 0–3
Juventus Italy 1–2 Belgium Club Brugge 1–0 0–2

First leg[edit]


Second leg[edit]

Liverpool won 4–2 on aggregate.


Club Brugge won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

10 May 1978
19:15 BST
Liverpool England 1–0 Belgium Club Brugge
Dalglish Goal 64' Report

MatchCentre

Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 92,000
Referee: Charles Corver (Netherlands)

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1977–78 European Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Denmark Allan Simonsen West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 5
2 England Jimmy Case England Liverpool 4
England Roger Davies Belgium Club Brugge 4
West Germany Jupp Heynckes West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 4
Italy Pietro Paolo Virdis Italy Juventus 4
6 Belgium Julien Cools Belgium Club Brugge 3
Scotland Joe Craig Scotland Celtic 3
Scotland Kenny Dalglish England Liverpool 3
Netherlands Ruud Geels Netherlands Ajax 3
Netherlands Tschen La Ling Netherlands Ajax 3
Bulgaria Kiril Milanov Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 3
Bulgaria Pavel Panov Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 3
Belgium René Vandereycken Belgium Club Brugge 3
Austria Kurt Welzl Austria Wacker 3

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