1971–72 European Cup

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1971–72 European Cup
Rotterdam De Kuip 9.jpg
De Kuip in Rotterdam hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates19 August 1971 – 31 May 1972
Teams33
Final positions
ChampionsNetherlands Ajax (2nd title)
Runners-upItaly Internazionale
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored175 (2.78 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hungary Antal Dunai (5 goals)

The 1971–72 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the second consecutive time by Ajax, who beat Internazionale in the final.

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Valencia Spain 4–1 Luxembourg Union Luxembourg 3–1 1–0

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Valencia won 4–1 on aggregate.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille France 3–2 Poland Górnik Zabrze 2–1 1–1
Ajax Netherlands 2–0 East Germany Dynamo Dresden 2–0 0–0
Reipas Lahti Finland 1–9 Switzerland Grasshopper 1–1 0–8
Strømsgodset Norway 1–7 England Arsenal 1–3 0–4
Dinamo București Romania 2–2 (a) Czechoslovakia Spartak Trnava 0–0 2–2
Feyenoord Netherlands 17–0 Cyprus Olympiakos Nicosia 8–0 9–0
Wacker Austria 1–7 Portugal Benfica 0–4 1–3
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 4–0 Albania Partizani 3–0 1–0
Valencia Spain 1–1 (a) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split 0–0 1–1
Újpesti Dózsa Hungary 4–1 Sweden Malmö FF 4–0 0–1
Boldklubben 1903 Denmark 2–4 Scotland Celtic 2–1 0–3
ÍA Iceland 0–4 Malta Sliema Wanderers 0–4 0–0
Internazionale Italy 6–4 Greece AEK Athens 4–1 2–3
Cork Hibernians Republic of Ireland 1–7 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–5 1–2
Galatasaray Turkey 1–4 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 1–1 0–3
Standard Liège Belgium 5–2 Northern Ireland Linfield 2–0 3–2

First leg[edit]

Marseille France2–1Poland Górnik Zabrze
Wraży Goal 45' (o.g.)
Skoblar Goal 78'
Report Lubański Goal 28'

Ajax Netherlands2–0East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Swart Goal 2'
Keizer Goal 19'
Report

Reipas Lahti Finland1–1Switzerland Grasshopper
Lindholm Goal 75' Report Ohlhauser Goal 63'
Attendance: 1,276

Strømsgodset Norway1–3England Arsenal
Pettersen Goal 52' Report Simpson Goal 2'
Wølner Goal 20' (o.g.)
Kelly Goal 81'


Feyenoord Netherlands8–0Cyprus Olympiakos Nicosia
Maiwald Goal 4'32'
Van Hanegem Goal 9'
Schoenmaker Goal 25'47'49'
Israël Goal 82'
Schneider Goal 88'
Report

Wacker Austria0–4Portugal Benfica
Report Graça Goal 15'
Artur Jorge Goal 20'82'
Eusébio Goal 80'

CSKA Sofia Bulgaria3–0Albania Partizani
Atanasov Goal 20'
Nikodimov Goal 44' (pen.)
Marashliev Goal 65'
Report

Valencia Spain0–0Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
Report

Újpesti Dózsa Hungary4–0Sweden Malmö FF
A. Dunai Goal 17'
Bene Goal 28'64'80'
Report

Boldklubben 1903 Denmark2–1Scotland Celtic
Johansen Goal 14'24' Report Macari Goal 28'

ÍA Iceland0–4Malta Sliema Wanderers
Report Cocks Goal 25'57'68'
Aquilina Goal 81'

Internazionale Italy4–1Greece AEK Athens
Mazzola Goal 20'
Facchetti Goal 35'
Jair Goal 44'
Boninsegna Goal 61' (pen.)
Report Pomonis Goal 15'

Cork Hibernians Republic of Ireland0–5West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Wloka Goal 5'30'
Heynckes Goal 19'
Le Fevre Goal 32'39'


Standard Liège Belgium2–0Northern Ireland Linfield
Semmeling Goal 33'
Takač Goal 87'
Report

Second leg[edit]

Górnik Zabrze Poland1–1France Marseille
Anczok Goal 32' Report Skoblar Goal 53'

Marseille won 3–2 on aggregate.


Ajax won 2–0 on aggregate.


Grasshopper Switzerland8–0Finland Reipas Lahti
Müller Goal 1'39'71'85'
Gröbli Goal 31'
Schneeberger Goal 45'
Meier Goal 70'
Mayer Goal 77'
Report

Grasshopper won 9–1 on aggregate.


Arsenal England4–0Norway Strømsgodset
Kennedy Goal 6'
Radford Goal 18'58'
Armstrong Goal 78'
Report

Arsenal won 7–1 on aggregate.


Spartak Trnava Czechoslovakia2–2Romania Dinamo București
Kabát Goal 40'
Dobiaš Goal 69' (pen.)
Report Popescu Goal 64'88'

Dinamo București won 2–2 on away goals.


Olympiakos Nicosia Cyprus0–9Netherlands Feyenoord
Report Van Hanegem Goal 6'82'
Hasil Goal 11'
Wery Goal 20'
Posthumus Goal 31'39'
Israël Goal 61' (pen.)63' (pen.)70'

Feyenoord won 17–0 on aggregate.


Benfica Portugal3–1Austria Wacker
Calisto Goal 36'
Artur Jorge Goal 74'
Simões Goal 89'
Report Jara Goal 46'

Benfica won 7–1 on aggregate.


CSKA Sofia won 4–0 on aggregate.


Hajduk Split Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–1Spain Valencia
Pérez Goal 15' (o.g.) Report Claramunt Goal 55'

Valencia won 1–1 on away goals.


Malmö FF Sweden1–0Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
Tapper Goal 11' (pen.) Report

Újpesti Dózsa won 4–1 on aggregate.


Celtic Scotland3–0Denmark Boldklubben 1903
Wallace Goal 23'85'
Callaghan Goal 79'
Report

Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sliema Wanderers Malta0–0Iceland ÍA
Report

Sliema Wanderers won 4–0 on aggregate.


Internazionale won 6–4 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach won 7–1 on aggregate.


CSKA Moscow won 4–1 on aggregate.


Linfield Northern Ireland2–3Belgium Standard Liège
Magee Goal 57'
Larmour Goal 62'
Report Van Moer Goal 36'
Takač Goal 53'
Piot Goal 86' (pen.)

Standard Liège won 5–2 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille France 2–6 Netherlands Ajax 1–2 1–4
Grasshopper Switzerland 0–5 England Arsenal 0–2 0–3
Dinamo București Romania 0–5 Netherlands Feyenoord 0–3 0–2
Benfica Portugal 2–1 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 2–1 0–0
Valencia Spain 1–3 Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 0–1 1–2
Celtic Scotland 7–1 Malta Sliema Wanderers 5–0 2–1
Internazionale Italy 4–2 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 0–0
CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 1–2 Belgium Standard Liège 1–0 0–2

First leg[edit]

Marseille France1–2Netherlands Ajax
Gress Goal 10' Report Keizer Goal 37'
Cruyff Goal 60'

Grasshopper Switzerland0–2England Arsenal
Report Kennedy Goal 2'
Graham Goal 88'


Benfica Portugal2–1Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Rodrigues Goal 51'
Artur Jorge Goal 63'
Report Zhekov Goal 85'


Celtic Scotland5–0Malta Sliema Wanderers
Gemmell Goal 6'
Macari Goal 17'41'
Hood Goal 69'
Brogan Goal 78'
Report

Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany7–1Italy Internazionale
Heynckes Goal 7'44'
Le Fevre Goal 21'34'
Netzer Goal 42'52'
Sieloff Goal 83' (pen.)
[1] Boninsegna Goal 20'

This game was annulled as Inter player Roberto Boninsegna was hit by a Coca-Cola can in the 29th minute.[2][3] The first leg game was replayed after the game that was originally scheduled to be second leg was played, thus the order of legs was switched.


Second leg[edit]

Ajax Netherlands4–1France Marseille
Cruyff Goal 32, 64'
Swart Goal 37'
Haan Goal 80'
Report Couécou Goal 17'

Ajax won 6–2 on aggregate.


Arsenal England3–0Switzerland Grasshopper
Kennedy Goal 40'
George Goal 47'
Radford Goal 84'
Report

Arsenal won 5–0 on aggregate.


Feyenoord won 5–0 on aggregate.


Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.


Újpesti Dózsa won 3–1 on aggregate.


Sliema Wanderers Malta1–2Scotland Celtic
Cocks Goal 1' Report Hood Goal 42'
Lennox Goal 57'

Celtic won 7–1 on aggregate.


Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.


Standard Liège Belgium2–0Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
Takač Goal 7'60' (pen.) Report

Standard Liège won 2–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax Netherlands 3–1 England Arsenal 2–1 1–0
Feyenoord Netherlands 2–5 Portugal Benfica 1–0 1–5
Újpesti Dózsa Hungary 2–3 Scotland Celtic 1–2 1–1
Internazionale Italy 2–2 (a) Belgium Standard Liège 1–0 1–2

First leg[edit]

Ajax Netherlands2–1England Arsenal
G. Mühren Goal 25'70' (pen.) Report Kennedy Goal 15'

Feyenoord Netherlands1–0Portugal Benfica
Laseroms Goal 50' Report


Second leg[edit]

Arsenal England0–1Netherlands Ajax
Report Graham Goal 14' (o.g.)
Attendance: 56,155

Ajax won 3–1 on aggregate.


Benfica Portugal5–1Netherlands Feyenoord
Nené Goal 6'81'92'
Jordão Goal 30'90'
Report Van Hanegem Goal 75'

Benfica won 5–2 on aggregate.


Celtic won 3–2 on aggregate.


Standard Liège Belgium2–1Italy Internazionale
Cvetler Goal 51'
Takač Goal 84' (pen.)
Report Mazzola Goal 80'

2–2 on aggregate; Internazionale won on away goals.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax Netherlands 1–0 Portugal Benfica 1–0 0–0
Internazionale Italy 0–0 (5–4 p) Scotland Celtic 0–0 0–0

First leg[edit]

Ajax Netherlands1–0Portugal Benfica
Swart Goal 64' Report

Second leg[edit]

Benfica Portugal0–0Netherlands Ajax
Report

Ajax won 1–0 on aggregate.


0–0 on aggregate. Internazionale won 5–4 on penalties.

Teams had to shoot all five even if they could not win any more (the shoot-out would otherwise have ended with a score of 5–3 as Inter went first).

Final[edit]

Ajax Netherlands2–0Italy Internazionale
Cruyff Goal 47'78' Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 67,000

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1972–73 European Cup (excluding preliminary round and annulled game) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Netherlands Johan Cruyff Netherlands Ajax 5
Hungary Antal Dunai Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 5
Scotland Lou Macari Scotland Celtic 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Silvester Takač Belgium Standard Liège 5
4 Malta Ronnie Cocks Malta Sliema Wanderers 4
Netherlands Willem van Hanegem Netherlands Feyenoord 4
Netherlands Rinus Israël Netherlands Feyenoord 4
Portugal Artur Jorge Portugal Benfica 4
England Ray Kennedy England Arsenal 4
Switzerland Kurt Müller Switzerland Grasshopper 4
Netherlands Lex Schoenmaker Netherlands Feyenoord 4

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