1991–92 European Cup

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1991–92 European Cup
Tournament details
Dates 18 September 1991 – 20 May 1992
Teams 32
Final positions
Champions Spain Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-up Italy Sampdoria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 73
Goals scored 192 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s) Sergei Yuran
Jean-Pierre Papin
(7 goals)
1992–93 (UEFA Champions League)

The 1991–92 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the first time by Barcelona after extra time in the final against Sampdoria, the first victory in the tournament by a team from Spain since 1966. The winning goal was scored by Ronald Koeman with a free-kick. This was the last tournament before the competition was re-branded as the UEFA Champions League. It was the first to have a group stage involving the eight second-round winners split into two groups, and the winner of each one met in the final.

This tournament also marked the first appearance of English clubs after a six-year absence resulting from the ban they received following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. They would have returned one year earlier had any club other than Liverpool won the 1990 Football League championship, but Liverpool were unable to participate in the 1990–91 competition because they had been banned for an additional year beyond the five-year ban to which all English clubs had been subjected. Arsenal represented England this season and reached the second round.

The previous season's champions, Red Star Belgrade, did not have an opportunity to play at their own ground because of war in the former Yugoslavia, thereby reducing their chances of defending their title. Red Star themselves were eliminated in the group stage.

First round[edit]

Note: Kaiserslautern and Hansa Rostock are champions of West Germany and East Germany in 1990-91 season respectively, both qualified for European Cup. As German reunification has occurred, all flags here show Germany instead of West/East Germany.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona Spain 3–1 Germany Hansa Rostock 3–0 0–1
Kaiserslautern Germany 3–1 Bulgaria Etar 2–0 1–1
Union Luxembourg Luxembourg 0–10 France Marseille 0–5 0–5
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia (a)2–2 Scotland Rangers 1–0 1–2
Ħamrun Spartans Malta 0–10 Portugal Benfica 0–6 0–4
Arsenal England 6–2 Austria Austria Wien 6–1 0–1
HJK Helsinki Finland 0–4 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 0–3
Brøndby Denmark 4–2 Poland Zagłębie Lubin 3–0 1–2
Fram Reykjavík Iceland 2–2(a) Greece Panathinaikos 2–2 0–0
IFK Göteborg Sweden (a)1–1 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë 0–0 1–1
Beşiktaş Turkey 2–3 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1–1 1–2
Anderlecht Belgium 4–1 Switzerland Grasshopper 1–1 3–0
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 8–0 Northern Ireland Portadown 4–0 4–0
Universitatea Craiova Romania 2–3 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 2–0 0–3
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 3–1 Republic of Ireland Dundalk 1–1 2–0
Sampdoria Italy 7–1 Norway Rosenborg 5–0 2–1

First leg[edit]

18 September 1991
Barcelona Spain 3–0 Germany Hansa Rostock
Laudrup Goal 25'47'
Goikoetxea Goal 77'
Report
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Attendance: 65,000
Referee: Alphonse Constantin (Belgium)

17 September 1991
Kaiserslautern Germany 2–0 Bulgaria Etar
Funkel Goal 38' (pen.)73' Report

18 September 1991
Union Luxembourg Luxembourg 0–5 France Marseille
Report Papin Goal 11'31'85' (pen.)
Xuereb Goal 14'
Sauzée Goal 44'

18 September 1991
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 1–0 Scotland Rangers
Němec Goal 20' Report


18 September 1991
Ħamrun Spartans Malta 0–6 Portugal Benfica
Report Pacheco Goal 30'
Yuran Goal 32'35'50'83'
Rui Águas Goal 75'


18 September 1991
Arsenal England 6–1 Austria Austria Wien
Linighan Goal 38'
Smith Goal 51'54'66'67'
Limpar Goal 80'
Report Ogris Goal 56'

18 September 1991
HJK Helsinki Finland 0–1 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Report Kovalets Goal 32'


18 September 1991
Brøndby Denmark 3–0 Poland Zagłębie Lubin
Christofte Goal 53' (pen.)
Ekelund Goal 58'
Okechukwu Goal 73'
Report



18 September 1991
IFK Göteborg Sweden 0–0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
Report


17 September 1991
Beşiktaş Turkey 1–1 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Özdilek Goal 80' (pen.) Report Ellerman Goal 27'


18 September 1991
Anderlecht Belgium 1–1 Switzerland Grasshopper
Degryse Goal 44' Report Nemtsoudis Goal 65'


18 September 1991
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–0 Northern Ireland Portadown
Tanjga Goal 15'
Stošić Goal 37'
Mihajlović Goal 77'85'
Report
Vasutas stadion, Szeged
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Hasan Ceylan (Turkey)

18 September 1991
Universitatea Craiova Romania 2–0 Cyprus Apollon Limassol
Popescu Goal 22' (pen.)
Agalliu Goal 68'
Report
Central, Craiova
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Victor Filipov (USSR)

18 September 1991
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 1–1 Republic of Ireland Dundalk
Negrau Goal 82' Report McEvoy Goal 30'


18 September 1991
20:30
Sampdoria Italy 5–0 Norway Rosenborg
Lombardo Goal 11'84'
Dossena Goal 26'57'
Silas Goal 76'
Report

Second leg[edit]

2 October 1991
Hansa Rostock Germany 1–0 Spain Barcelona
Spies Goal 66' Report
Ostseestadion, Rostock
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Pier Luigi Pairetto (Italy)

Barcelona beat Hansa Rostock 3–1 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Etar Bulgaria 1–1 Germany Kaiserslautern
Chervenkov Goal 43' Report Degen Goal 90'

Kaiserslautern beat Etar 3–1 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Marseille France 5–0 Luxembourg Union Luxembourg
Papin Goal 15'46'
Angloma Goal 56'
Eyraud Goal 60'
Xuereb Goal 75'
Report

Marseille beat Union Luxembourg 10–0 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Rangers Scotland 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
McCall Goal 48'94' Report Nisbet Goal 98' (o.g.)

Sparta Prague 2–2 Rangers on aggregate. Sparta Prague won on away goals.


2 October 1991
Benfica Portugal 4–0 Malta Ħamrun Spartans
Isaías Goal 52'
Brito Goal 70'
Yuran Goal 73'
Paulo Madeira Goal 75'
Report

Benfica beat Ħamrun Spartans 10–0 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Austria Wien Austria 1–0 England Arsenal
Stöger Goal 78' (pen.) Report

Arsenal beat Austria Wien 6–2 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 3–0 Finland HJK Helsinki
Kovalets Goal 28'
Moroz Goal 48'
Hrytsyna Goal 72'
Report

Dynamo Kyiv beat HJK Helsinki 4–0 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Zagłębie Lubin Poland 2–1 Denmark Brøndby
Czachowski Goal 60'
Grech Goal 73'
Report Vilfort Goal 28'

Brøndby beat Zagłębie Lubin 4–2 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Panathinaikos Greece 0–0 Iceland Fram Reykjavík
Report

Fram Reykjavík 2–2 Panathinaikos on aggregate. Panathinaikos won on away goals.


2 October 1991
Flamurtari Vlorë Albania 1–1 Sweden IFK Göteborg
Daullja Goal 25' Report Ekström Goal 68'

IFK Göteborg 1–1 Flamurtari Vlorë on aggregate. IFK Göteborg won on away goals.


2 October 1991
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 2–1 Turkey Beşiktaş
Vanenburg Goal 25'
Kalusha Goal 74'
Report Tekin Goal 4'

PSV Eindhoven beat Beşiktaş 3–2 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Grasshopper Switzerland 0–3 Belgium Anderlecht
Report Nilis Goal 8'24'82'

Anderlecht beat Grasshopper 4–1 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Portadown Northern Ireland 0–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Ratković Goal 19'54'
Pančev Goal 38'
Radinović Goal 87'

Red Star Belgrade beat Portadown 8–0 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Apollon Limassol Cyprus 3–0 Romania Universitatea Craiova
Ptak Goal 10' (pen.)
Pesirovic Goal 56'79'
Report
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 7,000
Referee: Dimitar Momirov (Bulgaria)

Apollon Limassol beat Universitatea Craiova 3–2 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Dundalk Republic of Ireland 0–2 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Report Pisont Goal 24'29'

Budapest Honvéd beat Dundalk 3–1 on aggregate.


2 October 1991
Rosenborg Norway 1–2 Italy Sampdoria
Strand Goal 83' Report Vialli Goal 85'
Mancini Goal 90' (pen.)

Sampdoria beat Rosenborg 7–1 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona Spain (a)3–3 Germany Kaiserslautern 2–0 1–3
Marseille France 4–4(a) Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 3–2 1–2
Benfica Portugal 4–2 England Arsenal 1–1 3–1 (aet)
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 2–1 Denmark Brøndby 1–1 1–0
Panathinaikos Greece 4–2 Sweden IFK Göteborg 2–0 2–2
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 0–2 Belgium Anderlecht 0–0 0–2
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 5–1 Cyprus Apollon Limassol 3–1 2–0
Budapest Honvéd Hungary 3–4 Italy Sampdoria 2–1 1–3

First leg[edit]

23 October 1991
Barcelona Spain 2–0 Germany Kaiserslautern
Begiristain Goal 41'53' Report


23 October 1991
Marseille France 3–2 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Waddle Goal 34'
Papin Goal 55'60'
Report Vrabec Goal 63' (pen.)
Kukleta Goal 80' (pen.)


23 October 1991
Benfica Portugal 1–1 England Arsenal
Isaías Goal 15' Report Campbell Goal 18'


23 October 1991
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 1–1 Denmark Brøndby
Salenko Goal 77' (pen.) Report Nielsen Goal 12'


23 October 1991
Panathinaikos Greece 2–0 Sweden IFK Göteborg
Saravakos Goal 27'
Marangos Goal 49'
Report


23 October 1991
PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 0–0 Belgium Anderlecht
Report


23 October 1991
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 3–1 Cyprus Apollon Limassol
Pančev Goal 16'
Lukić Goal 70'
Savićević Goal 83' (pen.)
Report Ptak Goal 41'
Vasutas stadion, Szeged
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Vadim Zhuk (Soviet Union)

Second leg[edit]

6 November 1991
Kaiserslautern Germany 3–1 Spain Barcelona
Hotić Goal 35'49'
Goldbæk Goal 76'
Report Bakero Goal 90'

Barcelona 3–3 Kaiserslautern on aggregate. Barcelona won on away goals.


6 November 1991
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 2–1 France Marseille
Frýdek Goal 36'
Siegl Goal 70'
Report Pelé Goal 86'

Marseille 4–4 Sparta Prague on aggregate. Sparta Prague won on away goals.


6 November 1991
Arsenal England 1 – 3 (aet) Portugal Benfica
Pates Goal 20' Report Isaías Goal 36'109'
Kulkov Goal 100'

Benfica beat Arsenal 4–2 on aggregate.


6 November 1991
Brøndby Denmark 0–1 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Report Yakovenko Goal 6'

Dynamo Kyiv beat Brøndby 2–1 on aggregate.


6 November 1991
IFK Göteborg Sweden 2–2 Greece Panathinaikos
Svensson Goal 23'
Ekström Goal 37'
Report Saravakos Goal 60'81' (pen.)

Panathinaikos beat IFK Göteborg 4–2 on aggregate.


6 November 1991
Anderlecht Belgium 2–0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Degryse Goal 10'
Boffin Goal 90'
Report

Anderlecht beat PSV Eindhoven 2–0 on aggregate.


6 November 1991
Apollon Limassol Cyprus 0–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Savićević Goal 48'
Lukić Goal 79' (pen.)
Tsirion Stadium, Limassol
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Heinz Holzmann (Austria)

Red Star Belgrade beat Apollon Limassol 5–1 on aggregate.


6 November 1991
20:30
Sampdoria Italy 3–1 Hungary Budapest Honvéd
Lombardo Goal 10'
Vialli Goal 27'46'
Report Pari Goal 65' (o.g.)

Sampdoria beat Budapest Honvéd 4–3 on aggregate.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Italy Sampdoria 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 8
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 6 3 0 3 9 10 −1 6
Belgium Anderlecht 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 6
Greece Panathinaikos 6 0 4 2 1 4 −3 4
27 November 1991
Anderlecht Belgium 0–0 Greece Panathinaikos
Report

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12 December 1991
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 3–2 Belgium Anderlecht
Ratković Goal 19'
Ivić Goal 70'
Pančev Goal 88'
Report

MatchCentre

Lamptey Goal 33'
Nilis Goal 55'

Match was played in Budapest, Hungary since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into Yugoslav Wars.


4 March 1992
Panathinaikos Greece 0–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report

MatchCentre

Pančev Goal 70'87'


Match was played in Sofia, Bulgaria since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into Yugoslav Wars.


1 April 1992
20:15
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–3 Italy Sampdoria
Mihajlović Goal 19' Report

MatchCentre

Katanec Goal 34'
Vasilijević Goal 41' (o.g.)
Mancini Goal 76'
Balgarska Armiya Stadium, Sofia
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: dos Santos (Portugal)

Match was played in Sofia, Bulgaria since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into Yugoslav Wars.


15 April 1992
Anderlecht Belgium 3–2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Oliveira Goal 3'
Bosman Goal 44'
Degryse Goal 82'
Report

MatchCentre

Pančev Goal 7'
Čula Goal 80'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Spain Barcelona 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 9
Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 6
Portugal Benfica 6 1 3 2 8 5 +3 5
Commonwealth of Independent States Dynamo Kyiv 6 2 0 4 3 12 −9 4
27 November 1991
Barcelona Spain 3–2 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Amor Goal 14'
Laudrup Goal 34'
Bakero Goal 61'
Report

MatchCentre

Vrabec Goal 19'
Němeček Goal 64'
27 November 1991
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 1–0 Portugal Benfica
Salenko Goal 29' Report

MatchCentre



11 December 1991
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 2–1 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Němeček Goal 13'
Vrabec Goal 22'
Report

MatchCentre

Sharan Goal 55'

11 December 1991
Benfica Portugal 0–0 Spain Barcelona
Report

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4 March 1992
Dynamo Kyiv Commonwealth of Independent States 0–2 Spain Barcelona
Report

MatchCentre

Stoichkov Goal 33'
Salinas Goal 66'

4 March 1992
Benfica Portugal 1–1 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Pacheco Goal 53' (pen.) Report

MatchCentre

Novotný Goal 31'


18 March 1992
Barcelona Spain 3–0 Commonwealth of Independent States Dynamo Kyiv
Stoichkov Goal 60'81'
Salinas Goal 88'
Report

MatchCentre



1 April 1992
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 1–0 Spain Barcelona
Siegl Goal 65' Report

MatchCentre


1 April 1992
Benfica Portugal 5–0 Commonwealth of Independent States Dynamo Kyiv
Brito Goal 25'62'
Isaías Goal 71'
Yuran Goal 83'87'
Report

MatchCentre



15 April 1992
Dynamo Kyiv Commonwealth of Independent States 1–0 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague
Salenko Goal 82' Report

MatchCentre


15 April 1992
20:00
Barcelona Spain 2–1 Portugal Benfica
Stoichkov Goal 10'
Bakero Goal 25'
Report

MatchCentre

Brito Goal 29'

Final[edit]

20 May 1992
19:15
Barcelona Spain 1–0 (a.e.t.) Italy Sampdoria
Koeman Goal 112' Report

MatchCentre

Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 70,827
Referee: Aron Schmidhuber (Germany)

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1991–92 European Cup (excluding qualifying rounds) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Yuran Portugal Benfica 7
France Jean-Pierre Papin France Olympique Marseille 7
3 Belgium Luc Nilis Belgium Anderlecht 6
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Pančev Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 6
Italy Gianluca Vialli Italy Sampdoria 6
6 Brazil Isaías Portugal Benfica 5
7 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Spain Barcelona 4
Portugal César Brito Portugal Benfica 4
Belgium Marc Degryse Belgium Anderlecht 4
Italy Attilio Lombardo Italy Sampdoria 4
Italy Roberto Mancini Italy Sampdoria 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Siniša Mihajlović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4
England Alan Smith England Arsenal 4

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