1984 European Super Cup

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1984 European Super Cup
Event European Super Cup
Date 16 January 1985
Venue Stadio Comunale, Turin
Referee Dieter Pauly (West Germany)
Attendance 55,384

The 1984 European Super Cup was an association football match between Italian team Juventus and English team Liverpool on 16 January 1985 at the Stadio Comunale It was the annual the European Super Cup contested between the winners of the European Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup. At the time, the UEFA Super Cup was generally a two-legged fixture, but only the first leg (in Turin) was played, due to fixture congestion. Juventus were appearing in the Super Cup for the first time. Liverpool were appearing in the competition for the third time, they had won the competition in 1977, and lost in 1978 to Belgian team Anderlecht.

The teams qualified for the competition by winning the European Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup. Juventus won the 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup, beating Portuguese team Porto 2–1 in the final. Liverpool qualified by winning the 1983–84 European Cup. They beat Italian team Roma 4–2 in a penalty shootout after the final had finished 1–1.

Watched by a crowd of 55,384, Juventus took the lead in the first half when Zbigniew Boniek scored in the 39th minute. Boniek scored again in the second half to give Juventus a 2–0 lead which they held on to until the end of the match to win their first Super Cup. The two clubs met later in the season in the 1985 European Cup Final, which resulted in the death of 39 spectators due to a disaster that occurred prior to kick-off.



Juventus qualified for the Super Cup as the reigning European Cup Winners' Cup winners. They had won unbeaten the 1983–84 European Cup Winners' Cup after they beat Porto 2–1 in the final. It was Juventus' first appearance in the competition.

Liverpool had qualified for the competition as a result of winning the 1983–84 European Cup. They had beaten Roma 4–2 in a penalty shootout, after the match had finished 1–1. Liverpool were appearing in their third Super Cup. They won the competition on their first appearance in 1977, beating German team Hamburg 7–1 on aggregate. Their last appearance in 1978 resulted in a defeat to Belgian team Anderlecht.[1]

Traditionally, the Super Cup had been played over two-legs, but due to both clubs experiencing fixture congestion, was played an one-off match at Turin in January 1985.[2]


16 January 1985
20:30 CET
Juventus Italy 2–0 England Liverpool
Boniek Goal 39'79' Report
Stadio Comunale, Turin
Attendance: 55,384
Referee: Dieter Pauly (West Germany)
GK 1 Italy Luciano Bodini
DF 2 Italy Luciano Favero
DF 3 Italy Antonio Cabrini
MF 4 San Marino Massimo Bonini
DF 5 Italy Sergio Brio
DF 6 Italy Gaetano Scirea
FW 7 Italy Massimo Briaschi
MF 8 Italy Marco Tardelli
FW 9 Italy Paolo Rossi
MF 10 France Michel Platini
MF 11 Poland Zbigniew Boniek
GK 12 Italy Stefano Tacconi
DF 13 Italy Nicola Caricola
MF 14 Italy Cesare Prandelli
MF 15 Italy Bruno Limido
MF 16 Italy Beniamino Vignola
Italy Giovanni Trapattoni
GK 1 Zimbabwe Bruce Grobbelaar
RB 2 England Phil Neal
LB 3 England Alan Kennedy
CB 4 Republic of Ireland Mark Lawrenson Substituted off 46'
RM 5 Scotland Steve Nicol
CB 6 Scotland Alan Hansen
CF 7 England Paul Walsh
LM 8 Republic of Ireland Ronnie Whelan
CF 9 Wales Ian Rush
CM 10 Scotland Kevin MacDonald
CM 11 Scotland John Wark
DF 12 Republic of Ireland Jim Beglin
GK 13 England Bob Bolder
DF 14 Scotland Gary Gillespie Substituted in 46'
MF 15 England Sammy Lee
MF 16 Denmark Jan Mølby
England Joe Fagan


  1. ^ "Liverpool have no answer to Boniek". Times. 16 January 1985. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Angelo Caroli (16 January 1985). "Stasera la Supercoppa, poi quella dei Campioni per fare un bel "poker"" (in Italian). Stampa Sera. p. 13. 

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