1978–79 KNVB Cup

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1978–1979
Country Netherlands
Teams 46
Champions Ajax
Runners-up FC Twente

The 61st edition of the KNVB Cup started on August 19, 1978. The first final was played on May 15, 1979: the match AjaxFC Twente ended a draw: 1–1 (after extra time). Instead of a penalty shootout, a replay was held on May 29. In that match, Ajax beat FC Twente 3–0 and won the cup for the eighth time. During the quarter and semi-finals of the tournament, two-legged matches were held.

Teams[edit]

First round[edit]

The matches of the first round were played on August 19 and 20, 1978.

Home team Result Away team
VV Rheden A 2–1 VV Hoogeveen A
SVV 1 1–2 SC Heracles 1
TOP Oss A 1–2 Willem II 1
SC Veendam 1 3–1 ACV A
FC Vlaardingen 1 1–2 VV Noordwijk A
VUC A 2–3 FC Eindhoven 1
FC Wageningen 1 1–0 FC Groningen 1
Home team Result Away team
FC Den Bosch 1 5–2 VV Geldrop/AEK A
FC Dordrecht 1 3–0 SC Amersfoort 1
Excelsior 1 2–0 SC Cambuur 1
Fortuna SC 1 2–1 HFC EDO A
De Graafschap 1 4–1 Helmond Sport 1
sc Heerenveen 1 1–0 Telstar 1
De Jodan Boys A 0–10 FC Amsterdam 1

1 Eerste Divisie; A Amateur teams

Second round[edit]

The matches of the second round were played on October 14, 15 and 25, 1978. The Eredivisie clubs entered the tournament this round.

Home team Result Away team
FC Volendam E 2–1 Feyenoord E
FC Wageningen 4–0 FC Amsterdam
Willem II 1–2 Roda JC E
FC Den Haag E 4–2 NEC E
NAC E 2–1 Go Ahead Eagles E
PEC Zwolle E 4–1 MVV E
FC Twente E 4–1 SC Veendam
FC Utrecht E 2–0 sc Heerenveen
Home team Result Away team
Ajax E 3–2 FC Eindhoven
Excelsior 1–2 AZ'67 E
Fortuna SC 4–3 VV Rheden
De Graafschap 2–1 (aet) Vitesse E
HFC Haarlem E 2–2 (p) VV Noordwijk
SC Heracles 0–1 FC Den Bosch
PSV E 11–1 FC Dordrecht
Sparta E 4–1 FC VVV E

E Eredivisie

Round of 16[edit]

The matches were played on November 18 and 19, 1978.

Home team Result Away team
Ajax 3–0 Roda JC
AZ'67 4–1 FC Wageningen
FC Den Haag 2–2 (p) FC Twente
Fortuna SC 2–0 De Graafschap
NAC 1–0 FC Utrecht
VV Noordwijk 1–3 FC Volendam
PSV 3–2 FC Den Bosch
Sparta 3–0 PEC Zwolle

Quarter finals[edit]

The quarter finals were played on March 14 and April 4, 1979.

Team 1 Aggregate Team 2 Match 1 Match 2
FC Twente 3–1 AZ'67 1–1 2–0
Fortuna SC 0–4 Ajax 0–2 0–2
NAC 2–3 PSV 1–1 1–2
FC Volendam 2–0 Sparta 0–0 2–0

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-finals were played on April 18 and May 2, 1979.

Team 1 Aggregate Team 2 Match 1 Match 2
FC Twente 4–3 PSV 4–2 0–1
FC Volendam 4–4 (a) Ajax 3–3 1–1

Final[edit]

Ajax 1–1 (aet) FC Twente
Clarke: 1–1 (p) May 15, 1979
Stadion Feijenoord
0–1: Meutstege (og)

Replay[edit]

Ajax 3–0 FC Twente
Clarke: 1–0
Tahamata: 2–0
Schoenaker: 3–0
May 29, 1979
Stadion Feijenoord

Ajax also won the Dutch Eredivisie championship, thereby taking the double. They would participate in the European Cup, so finalists Twente could play in the Cup Winners' Cup.

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