1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final

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1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final
Event 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Date 14 May 1997
Venue Feyenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Referee Markus Merk
Attendance 52,000
1996
1998

The 1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested between FC Barcelona of Spain and the cup holders, Paris Saint-Germain of France. It was the final match of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1996–97 and the 37th Cup Winners' Cup Final. The final was held at Feyenoord Stadion in Rotterdam on 14 May 1997. Barcelona won the match 1–0 thanks to a Ronaldo penalty. The final saw the last instance of the Cup Winners' Cup "jinx" - that no club had successfully retained the cup in successive seasons- with PSG failing to defend the trophy that they won in 1996.

Route to final[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup.
Spain Barcelona France Paris Saint-Germain
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Cyprus AEK Larnaca 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A) First round Liechtenstein Vaduz 7–0 4–0 (A) 3–0 (H)
Serbia and Montenegro Red Star Belgrade 4–2 3–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Second round Turkey Galatasaray 6–4 2–4 (A) 4–0 (H)
Sweden AIK 4–2 3–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Quarter-finals Greece AEK Athens 3–0 0–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
Italy Fiorentina 3–1 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A) Semi-finals England Liverpool 3–2 3–0 (H) 0–2 (A)

Match details[edit]

14 May 1997
Barcelona Spain 1–0 France Paris Saint-Germain
Ronaldo Goal 37' (pen.)
Feyenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
Attendance: 52,000
Referee: Markus Merk Germany
Barcelona
Paris Saint-Germain
GK 1 Portugal Vítor Baía
RB 2 Spain Albert Ferrer
CB 3 Spain Abelardo Fernández
CB 26 Portugal Fernando Couto Booked
LB 12 Spain Sergi Barjuán
CM 4 Spain Josep Guardiola
CM 5 Romania Gheorghe Popescu (c) Substituted off 46'
CM 23 Spain Iván de la Peña Booked Substituted off 85'
RF 7 Portugal Luís Figo
CF 9 Brazil Ronaldo
LF 21 Spain Luis Enrique Substituted off 89'
Substitutes:
GK 13 Spain Carles Busquets
MF 18 Spain Guillermo Amor Substituted in 46'
MF 10 Brazil Giovanni
FW 8 Bulgaria Hristo Stoichkov Substituted in 85'
FW 19 Spain Juan Antonio Pizzi Substituted in 89'
Manager:
England Bobby Robson
GK 1 France Bernard Lama
DF 13 France Laurent Fournier Booked Substituted off 58'
DF 4 France Bruno N'Gotty
DF 6 France Paul Le Guen Booked
DF 22 France Didier Domi
MF 19 France Jérôme Leroy
MF 8 France Vincent Guérin Substituted off 69'
MF 10 Brazil Raí (c)
MF 15 France Benoît Cauet Booked
FW 11 France Patrice Loko Substituted off 78'
FW 7 Brazil Leonardo
Substitutes:
GK 16 France Vincent Fernandez
DF 17 France Jimmy Algerino Substituted in 58'
DF 2 Portugal Daniel Kenedy
FW 9 Panama Julio Dely Valdés Substituted in 69'
FW 26 France Cyrille Pouget Substituted in 78'
Manager:
Brazil Ricardo Gomes

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