1977–78 European Cup

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1977–78 European Cup
Inside the old Wembley Stadium.jpg
Wembley Stadium in London hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates19 August 1977 – 10 May 1978
Teams31
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Liverpool (2nd title)
Runners-upBelgium Club Brugge
Tournament statistics
Matches played59
Goals scored162 (2.75 per match)
Top scorer(s)Denmark Allan Simonsen (5 goals)

The 1977–78 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by defending champions Liverpool in the final against Club Brugge. The match finished 1–0, starting a run of six consecutive finals that finished 1–0 after 90 minutes, five of them won by English clubs.

Bracket[edit]

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
 Scotland Celtic 5 6 11  
 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 0 1 1      Scotland Celtic 2 0 2  
 Switzerland Basel 1 1 2    Austria Wacker 1 3 4  
 Austria Wacker 3 0 3        Austria Wacker 3 0 3  
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 3 3 6        West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach (a) 1 2 3  
 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 0 0 0      Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 0 1 1
 Hungary Vasas 0 1 1    West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 5 8  
 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 1 4        West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 0 2  
 Portugal Benfica (p) 0 0 0 (4)        England Liverpool 1 3 4  
 Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow 0 0 0 (1)      Portugal Benfica 1 1 2  
 Turkey Trabzonspor 1 0 1    Denmark Boldklubben 1903 0 0 0  
 Denmark Boldklubben 1903 0 2 2        Portugal Benfica 1 1 2
 England Liverpool        England Liverpool 2 4 6  
 bye      England Liverpool 5 1 6
 East Germany Dynamo Dresden 2 1 3    East Germany Dynamo Dresden 1 2 3  
 Sweden Halmstad 0 2 2        England Liverpool 1
 Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 3 2 5        Belgium Club Brugge 0
 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 0 2 2      Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 1 1 2  
 Norway Lillestrøm 2 0 2    Netherlands Ajax 2 2 4  
 Netherlands Ajax 0 4 4        Netherlands Ajax 1 1 2 (0)  
 Iceland Valur 1 0 1        Italy Juventus 1 1 2 (3)  
 Northern Ireland Glentoran 0 2 2      Northern Ireland Glentoran 0 0 0
 Cyprus Omonia 0 0 0    Italy Juventus 1 5 6  
 Italy Juventus 3 2 5        Italy Juventus 1 0 1
 Finland KuPS 0 2 2        Belgium Club Brugge 0 2 2  
 Belgium Club Brugge 4 5 9      Belgium Club Brugge 2 0 2  
 Malta Floriana 1 0 1    Greece Panathinaikos 0 1 1  
 Greece Panathinaikos 1 4 5        Belgium Club Brugge 2 2 4
 Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague 1 0 1        Spain Atlético Madrid 0 3 3  
 France Nantes (a) 1 0 1      France Nantes 1 1 2
 Romania Dinamo București 2 0 2    Spain Atlético Madrid 1 2 3  
 Spain Atlético Madrid 1 2 3  

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celtic Scotland 11–1 Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch 5–0 6–1
Basel Switzerland 2–3 Austria Wacker 1–3 1–0
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 6–0 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers 3–0 3–0
Vasas Hungary 1–4 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–3 1–1
Benfica Portugal 0–0 (4–1 p) Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow 0–0 0–0
Trabzonspor Turkey 1–2 Denmark Boldklubben 1903 1–0 0–2
Liverpool England Bye
Dynamo Dresden East Germany 3–2 Sweden Halmstad 2–0 1–2
Levski-Spartak Bulgaria 5–2 Poland Śląsk Wrocław 3–0 2–2
Lillestrøm Norway 2–4 Netherlands Ajax 2–0 0–4
Valur Iceland 1–2 Northern Ireland Glentoran 1–0 0–2
Omonia Cyprus 0–5 Italy Juventus 0–3 0–2
KuPS Finland 2–9 Belgium Club Brugge 0–4 2–5
Floriana Malta 1–5 Greece Panathinaikos 1–1 0–4
Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia 1–1 (a) France Nantes 1–1 0–0
Dinamo București Romania 2–3 Spain Atlético Madrid 2–1 0–2

First leg[edit]

Celtic Scotland5–0Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch
MacDonald Goal 15'
Craig Goal 33'58'
Wilson Goal 36'
McLaughlin Goal 83'
Report

Basel Switzerland1–3Austria Wacker
Von Wartburg Goal 22' Report Welzl Goal 41'45' (pen.)
Constantini Goal 51'

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia3–0Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers
Džajić Goal 54'80'
Jelikić Goal 67'
Report

Vasas Hungary0–3West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Schäfer Goal 17'
Simonsen Goal 34'
Wohlers Goal 45'

Benfica Portugal0–0Soviet Union Torpedo Moscow
Report

Trabzonspor Turkey1–0Denmark Boldklubben 1903
Ergün Goal 75' Report

Dynamo Dresden East Germany2–0Sweden Halmstad
Heidler Goal 70'
Schade Goal 84'
Report

Levski-Spartak Bulgaria3–0Poland Śląsk Wrocław
Panov Goal 20'
Milanov Goal 40'43'
Report

Lillestrøm Norway2–0Netherlands Ajax
Lønstad Goal 1'
Johansen Goal 13'
Report

Valur Iceland1–0Northern Ireland Glentoran
Bergs Goal 38' Report

Omonia Cyprus0–3Italy Juventus
Report Bettega Goal 34'
Fanna Goal 42'
Virdis Goal 59'

KuPS Finland0–4Belgium Club Brugge
Report Vandereycken Goal 49'
Cools Goal 51'
Lambert Goal 64'
Davies Goal 78'

Floriana Malta1–1Greece Panathinaikos
Xuereb Goal 16' Report Aslanidis Goal 26'

Dukla Prague Czechoslovakia1–1France Nantes
Vízek Goal 54' Report Amisse Goal 35'

Dinamo București Romania2–1Spain Atlético Madrid
Vrînceanu Goal 14'
Georgescu Goal 73'
Report Pereira Goal 58'

Second leg[edit]

Jeunesse Esch Luxembourg1–6Scotland Celtic
Giuliani Goal 30' Report Lennox Goal 30'66'
Glavin Goal 52'
McGrain Goal 56'
Eðvaldsson Goal 66'76'

Celtic won 11–1 on aggregate.


Wacker Austria0–1Switzerland Basel
Report Maissen Goal 62'

Wacker won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sligo Rovers Republic of Ireland0–3Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Report Filipović Goal 5'60'
Jovanović Goal 43'

Red Star Belgrade won 6–0 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany1–1Hungary Vasas
Simonsen Goal 64' Report Izsó Goal 77'

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 4–1 on aggregate.


Torpedo Moscow Soviet Union0–0 (aet)Portugal Benfica
Report
Penalties
1–4

Benfica 0–0 Torpedo Moscow on aggregate. Benfica won on penalties.


Boldklubben 1903 Denmark2–0Turkey Trabzonspor
Francker Goal 40'82' Report

Boldklubben 1903 won 2–1 on aggregate.


Halmstad Sweden2–1East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Johansson Goal 17'
Larsson Goal 88'
Report Heidler Goal 64'

Dynamo Dresden won 3–2 on aggregate.


Śląsk Wrocław Poland2–2Bulgaria Levski-Spartak
Pawłowski Goal 22'
Kopycki Goal 75'
Report Panov Goal 29'58'

Levski-Spartak won 5–2 on aggregate.


Ajax Netherlands4–0Norway Lillestrøm
Birkelund Goal 10' (o.g.)
Geels Goal 31'
Ling Goal 51'72'
Report

Ajax won 4–2 on aggregate.


Glentoran Northern Ireland2–0Iceland Valur
Robson Goal 18'
Jamison Goal 73'
Report

Glentoran won 2–1 on aggregate.


Juventus Italy2–0Cyprus Omonia
Boninsegna Goal 11'
Virdis Goal 75'
Report

Juventus won 5–0 on aggregate.


Club Brugge Belgium5–2Finland KuPS
Davies Goal 17'35'
Vandereycken Goal 33'
Simoen Goal 47'
Maes Goal 85'
Report Mönkkönen Goal 20'
Loikkanen Goal 63'

Club Brugge won 9–2 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos Greece4–0Malta Floriana
Álvarez Goal 24'
Antoniadis Goal 35'40' (pen.)
Gonios Goal 85'
Report

Panathinaikos won 5–1 on aggregate.


Nantes France0–0Czechoslovakia Dukla Prague
Report

Dukla Prague 1–1 Nantes. Nantes won on away goals.


Atlético Madrid Spain2–0Romania Dinamo București
Benegas Goal 67'
Cano Goal 81'
Report

Atlético Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celtic Scotland 2–4 Austria Wacker 2–1 0–3
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–8 West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–3 1–5
Benfica Portugal 2–0 Denmark Boldklubben 1903 1–0 1–0
Liverpool England 6–3 East Germany Dynamo Dresden 5–1 1–2
Levski-Spartak Bulgaria 2–4 Netherlands Ajax 1–2 1–2
Glentoran Northern Ireland 0–6 Italy Juventus 0–1 0–5
Club Brugge Belgium 2–1 Greece Panathinaikos 2–0 0–1
Nantes France 2–3 Spain Atlético Madrid 1–1 1–2

First leg[edit]

Celtic Scotland2–1Austria Wacker
Craig Goal 49'
Burns Goal 78'
Report Kriess Goal 54'


Benfica Portugal1–0Denmark Boldklubben 1903
Pietra Goal 49' (pen.) Report

Liverpool England5–1East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Hansen Goal 14'
Case Goal 21'57'
Neal Goal 44' (pen.)
Kennedy Goal 66'
Report Häfner Goal 76'

Levski-Spartak Bulgaria1–2Netherlands Ajax
Voynov Goal 80' (pen.) Report Geels Goal 30'
Erkens Goal 79'

Glentoran Northern Ireland0–1Italy Juventus
Report Causio Goal 38'

Club Brugge Belgium2–0Greece Panathinaikos
Davies Goal 24' (pen.)
Cools Goal 72'
Report

Nantes France1–1Spain Atlético Madrid
Lacombe Goal 48' Report Marcial Goal 42'

Second leg[edit]

Wacker Austria3–0Scotland Celtic
Welzl Goal 4'
Stering Goal 21'
Oberacher Goal 27'
Report

Wacker won 4–2 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany5–1Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Simonsen Goal 17'32'
Heynckes Goal 60'
Nikolić Goal 62' (o.g.)
Wittkamp Goal 87'
Report Sušić Goal 44'

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 8–1 on aggregate.


Boldklubben 1903 Denmark0–1Portugal Benfica
Report Pietra Goal 50'

Benfica won 2–0 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden East Germany2–1England Liverpool
Kotte Goal 47'
Sachse Goal 52'
Report Heighway Goal 67'

Liverpool won 6–3 on aggregate.


Ajax Netherlands2–1Bulgaria Levski-Spartak
Lerby Goal 41'
Geels Goal 53'
Report Milanov Goal 41'

Ajax won 4–2 on aggregate.


Juventus Italy5–0Northern Ireland Glentoran
Virdis Goal 10'20'
Boninsegna Goal 53'
Fanna Goal 70'
Benetti Goal 77'
Report

Juventus won 6–0 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos Greece1–0Belgium Club Brugge
Gonios Goal 82' Report

Club Brugge won 2–1 on aggregate.


Atlético Madrid Spain2–1France Nantes
Cano Goal 76'
Pereira Goal 80'
Report Lacombe Goal 31'

Atlético Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wacker Austria 3–3 (a) West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–1 0–2
Benfica Portugal 2–6 England Liverpool 1–2 1–4
Ajax Netherlands 2–2 (0–3 p) Italy Juventus 1–1 1–1
Club Brugge Belgium 4–3 Spain Atlético Madrid 2–0 2–3

First leg[edit]

Wacker Austria3–1West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Koncilia Goal 8'
Kriess Goal 23'
Schwarz Goal 27'
Report Heynckes Goal 63'

Benfica Portugal1–2England Liverpool
Nené Goal 13' Report Case Goal 36'
Hughes Goal 71'

Ajax Netherlands1–1Italy Juventus
Van Dord Goal 86' Report Causio Goal 89'

Club Brugge Belgium2–0Spain Atlético Madrid
Courant Goal 44'
De Cubber Goal 57'
Report

Second leg[edit]

Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany2–0Austria Wacker
Bonhof Goal 19' (pen.)
Heynckes Goal 32'
Report

Wacker 3–3 Borussia Mönchengladbach on aggregate. Borussia Mönchengladbach won on away goals.


Liverpool England4–1Portugal Benfica
Callaghan Goal 6'
Dalglish Goal 17'
McDermott Goal 78'
Neal Goal 88'
Report Nené Goal 25'

Liverpool won 6–2 on aggregate.


Ajax 2–2 Juventus on aggregate. Juventus won 3–0 on penalties.


Atlético Madrid Spain3–2Belgium Club Brugge
Benegas Goal 20'
Pina Goal 30'62'
Report Cools Goal 60'
Lambert Goal 69'

Club Brugge won 4–3 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany 2–4 England Liverpool 2–1 0–3
Juventus Italy 1–2 Belgium Club Brugge 1–0 0–2

First leg[edit]

Borussia Mönchengladbach West Germany2–1England Liverpool
Hannes Goal 28'
Bonhof Goal 89'
Report Johnson Goal 88'

Juventus Italy1–0Belgium Club Brugge
Bettega Goal 86' Report

Second leg[edit]

Liverpool won 4–2 on aggregate.


Club Brugge Belgium2–0 (a.e.t.)Italy Juventus
Bastijns Goal 3'
Vandereycken Goal 116'
Report

Club Brugge won 2–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Liverpool England1–0Belgium Club Brugge
Dalglish Goal 64' Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 92,000

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1977–78 European Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Denmark Allan Simonsen West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 5
2 England Jimmy Case England Liverpool 4
England Roger Davies Belgium Club Brugge 4
West Germany Jupp Heynckes West Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach 4
Italy Pietro Paolo Virdis Italy Juventus 4
6 Belgium Julien Cools Belgium Club Brugge 3
Scotland Joe Craig Scotland Celtic 3
Scotland Kenny Dalglish England Liverpool 3
Netherlands Ruud Geels Netherlands Ajax 3
Netherlands Tschen La Ling Netherlands Ajax 3
Bulgaria Kiril Milanov Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 3
Bulgaria Pavel Panov Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 3
Belgium René Vandereycken Belgium Club Brugge 3
Austria Kurt Welzl Austria Wacker 3

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