1978–79 European Cup

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1978–79 European Cup
2014 Olympiastadion Munich.jpg
The Olympiastadion in Munich hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates 15 August 1978 – 30 May 1979
Teams 33
Final positions
Champions England Nottingham Forest (1st title)
Runners-up Sweden Malmö FF
Tournament statistics
Matches played 63
Goals scored 185 (2.94 per match)
Top scorer(s) Switzerland Claudio Sulser (11 goals)

The 1978–79 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by English champions Nottingham Forest in the final against Malmö FF. Forest, enjoying a great run of success under Brian Clough, had defeated defending two-time champions Liverpool in the first round.

Bracket[edit]

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
 Greece AEK Athens 6 1 7  
 Portugal Porto 1 4 5      Greece AEK Athens 1 1 2  
 England Nottingham Forest 2 0 2    England Nottingham Forest 2 5 7  
 England Liverpool 0 0 0        England Nottingham Forest 4 1 5  
 Spain Real Madrid 5 7 12        Switzerland Grasshopper 1 1 2  
 Luxembourg Progrès Niedercorn 0 0 0      Spain Real Madrid 3 0 3
 Switzerland Grasshopper 8 5 13    Switzerland Grasshopper (a) 1 2 3  
 Malta Valletta 0 3 3        England Nottingham Forest 3 1 4  
 Denmark Odense 2 1 3        West Germany Köln 3 0 3  
 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 2 2 4      Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 0 0 0  
 West Germany Köln 4 1 5    West Germany Köln 1 4 5  
 Iceland ÍA 1 1 2        West Germany Köln 1 1 2
 Italy Juventus 1 0 1        Scotland Rangers 0 1 1  
 Scotland Rangers 0 2 2      Scotland Rangers 0 3 3
 Turkey Fenerbahçe 2 1 3    Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0 2 2  
 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 6 7        England Nottingham Forest 1
 Albania Vllaznia 2 1 3        Sweden Malmö FF 0
 Austria Austria Wien 0 4 4      Austria Austria WIen 4 0 4  
 Northern Ireland Linfield 0 0 0    Norway Lillestrøm 1 0 1  
 Norway Lillestrøm 0 1 1        Austria Austria Wien 3 0 3  
 Cyprus Omonia 2 0 2        East Germany Dynamo Dresden 1 1 2  
 Republic of Ireland Bohemians (a) 1 1 2      Republic of Ireland Bohemians 0 0 0
 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 2 0 2 (4)    East Germany Dynamo Dresden 0 6 6  
 East Germany Dynamo Dresden (p) 0 2 2 (5)        Austria Austria Wien 0 0 0
 Czechoslovakia Zbrojovka Brno 2 2 4        Sweden Malmö FF 0 1 1  
 Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 2 0 2      Czechoslovakia Zbrojovka Brno 2 1 3  
 Belgium Club Brugge 2 1 3    Poland Wisla Kraków (a) 2 1 3  
 Poland Wisla Kraków 1 3 4        Poland Wisła Kraków 1 1 2
 Finland Haka 0 1 1        Sweden Malmö FF 1 4 5  
 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 1 3 4      Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 0 0 0
 Sweden Malmö FF 0 1 1    Sweden Malmö FF 0 2 2  
 France Monaco 0 0 0  

Preliminary round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Monaco France 3–2 Romania Steaua București 3–0 0–2

First leg[edit]

Monaco France 3–0 Romania Steaua București
Onnis Goal 42'
Zorzetto Goal 48'
Nogués Goal 61'
Report

Second leg[edit]

Steaua București Romania 2–0 France Monaco
Troi Goal 51'76' Report

Monaco won 3–2 on aggregate.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEK Athens Greece 7–5 Portugal Porto 6–1 1–4
Nottingham Forest England 2–0 England Liverpool 2–0 0–0
Real Madrid Spain 12–0 Luxembourg Progrès Niedercorn 5–0 7–0
Grasshopper Switzerland 13–3 Malta Valletta 8–0 5–3
Odense Denmark 3–4 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 2–2 1–2
Köln West Germany 5–2 Iceland ÍA 4–1 1–1
Juventus Italy 1–2 Scotland Rangers 1–0 0–2
Fenerbahçe Turkey 3–7 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 2–1 1–6
Vllaznia Albania 3–4 Austria Austria Wien 2–0 1–4
Linfield Northern Ireland 0–1 Norway Lillestrøm 0–0 0–1
Omonia Cyprus 2–2 (a) Republic of Ireland Bohemians 2–1 0–1
Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–2 (4–5 p) East Germany Dynamo Dresden 2–0 0–2
Zbrojovka Brno Czechoslovakia 4–2 Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 2–2 2–0
Club Brugge Belgium 3–4 Poland Wisła Kraków 2–1 1–3
Haka Finland 1–4 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 1–3
Malmö FF Sweden 1–0 France Monaco 0–0 1–0

First leg[edit]

AEK Athens Greece 6–1 Portugal Porto
Bajević Goal 3'20'
Ardizoglou Goal 16'
Konstantinou Goal 39'
Nikolaou Goal 58'
Mavros Goal 60'
Report Oliveira Goal 81'

Nottingham Forest England 2–0 England Liverpool
Birtles Goal 26'
Barrett Goal 87'
Report

Real Madrid Spain 5–0 Luxembourg Progrès Niedercorn
Jensen Goal 12'
Juanito Goal 30'66'
Del Bosque Goal 40'
Wolff Goal 84'
Report

Grasshopper Switzerland 8–0 Malta Valletta
Sulser Goal 31'46'58'62'64'
Ponte Goal 32'35'
Wehrli Goal 67'
Report

Odense Denmark 2–2 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia
Munk Nielsen Goal 32'44' Report Kolev Goal 60'
Velichkov Goal 69'

Köln West Germany 4–1 Iceland ÍA
Littbarski Goal 12'
Neumann Goal 26'39'
Konopka Goal 72'
Report Hallgrímsson Goal 20'

Juventus Italy 1–0 Scotland Rangers
Virdis Goal 9' Report

Fenerbahçe Turkey 2–1 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Çetiner Goal 17'
İlhan Goal 43'
Report Brandts Goal 23'

Vllaznia Albania 2–0 Austria Austria Wien
Zhega Goal 8'
Ballgjini Goal 55'
Report

Linfield Northern Ireland 0–0 Norway Lillestrøm
Report

Omonia Cyprus 2–1 Republic of Ireland Bohemians
Kanaris Goal 21'
Dimitriou Goal 51'
Report O'Connor Goal 6' (pen.)

Partizan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–0 East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Prekazi Goal 5'
Đurović Goal 47'
Report

Zbrojovka Brno Czechoslovakia 2–2 Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
Kroupa Goal 72'
Janečka Goal 77'
Report Fekete Goal 40'
Törőcsik Goal 65'

Club Brugge Belgium 2–1 Poland Wisła Kraków
Ceulemans Goal 24'
Cools Goal 28'
Report Kapka Goal 83'

Haka Finland 0–1 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Report Baltacha Goal 74'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Rolf Nyhus (Norway)

Malmö FF Sweden 0–0 France Monaco
Report

Second leg[edit]

Porto Portugal 4–1 Greece AEK Athens
Vital Goal 63'83'
Teixeira Goal 79'
Gomes Goal 88'
Report Mavros Goal 32'

AEK Athens won 7–5 on aggregate.


Liverpool England 0–0 England Nottingham Forest
Report

Nottingham Forest won 2–0 on aggregate.


Progrès Niedercorn Luxembourg 0–7 Spain Real Madrid
Report Pirri Goal 10'
Jensen Goal 19'
Stielike Goal 28'
Santillana Goal 46'87'
García Hernández Goal 65'
Margue Goal 90' (o.g.)

Real Madrid won 12–0 on aggregate.


Valletta Malta 3–5 Switzerland Grasshopper
Agius Goal 56'
Seychell Goal 83'
Farrugia Goal 86'
Report Sulser Goal 13' (pen.)
Ponte Goal 61'
Traber Goal 69'78'
Her. Hermann Goal 77'

Grasshopper won 13–3 on aggregate.


Lokomotiv Sofia Bulgaria 2–1 Denmark Odense
Mihaylov Goal 27'
Kostov Goal 50'
Report Eriksen Goal 23' (pen.)

Lokomotiv Sofia won 4–3 on aggregate.


ÍA Iceland 1–1 West Germany Köln
Hein Goal 8' (o.g.) Report Van Gool Goal 72'

Köln won 5–2 on aggregate.


Rangers Scotland 2–0 Italy Juventus
MacDonald Goal 18'
Smith Goal 69'
Report

Rangers won 2–1 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 6–1 Turkey Fenerbahçe
Van der Kuijlen Goal 10'22'71'74'
Deijkers Goal 49'55'
Report Çetiner Goal 87'

PSV Eindhoven won 7–3 on aggregate.


Austria Wien Austria 4–1 Albania Vllaznia
Parits Goal 21'
Schachner Goal 35'74'
J. Sara Goal 48'
Report Hafizi Goal 80'

Austria Wien won 4–3 on aggregate.


Lillestrøm Norway 1–0 Northern Ireland Linfield
Lønstad Goal 12' Report

Lillestrøm won 1–0 on aggregate.


Bohemians Republic of Ireland 1–0 Cyprus Omonia
Joyce Goal 27' Report

Omonia 2–2 Bohemians on aggregate. Bohemians won on away goals.


Dynamo Dresden East Germany 2–0 (aet) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
Dörner Goal 8'
Weber Goal 38'
Report
Penalties
5–4

Partizan 2–2 Dynamo Dresden on aggregate. Dynamo Dresden won on penalties.


Újpesti Dózsa Hungary 0–2 Czechoslovakia Zbrojovka Brno
Report Došek Goal 11'
Kroupa Goal 41'

Zbrojovka Brno won 4–2 on aggregate.


Wisła Kraków Poland 3–1 Belgium Club Brugge
Kmiecik Goal 26'
Lipka Goal 82'
Krupiński Goal 89'
Report Ceulemans Goal 50'

Wisła Kraków won 4–3 on aggregate.


Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 3–1 Finland Haka
Veremeyev Goal 31'
Khapsalis Goal 35'
Buryak Goal 85'
Report Ronkainen Goal 71'

Dynamo Kyiv won 4–1 on aggregate.


Monaco France 0–1 Sweden Malmö FF
Report Kinnvall Goal 35'

Malmö FF won 1–0 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEK Athens Greece 2–7 England Nottingham Forest 1–2 1–5
Real Madrid Spain 3–3 (a) Switzerland Grasshopper 3–1 0–2
Lokomotiv Sofia Bulgaria 0–5 West Germany Köln 0–1 0–4
Rangers Scotland 3–2 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 0–0 3–2
Austria Wien Austria 4–1 Norway Lillestrøm 4–1 0–0
Bohemians Republic of Ireland 0–6 East Germany Dynamo Dresden 0–0 0–6
Zbrojovka Brno Czechoslovakia 3–3 (a) Poland Wisła Kraków 2–2 1–1
Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 0–2 Sweden Malmö FF 0–0 0–2

First leg[edit]

AEK Athens Greece 1–2 England Nottingham Forest
Konstantinou Goal 59' (pen.) Report McGovern Goal 10'
Birtles Goal 45'

Real Madrid Spain 3–1 Switzerland Grasshopper
Juanito Goal 5'
García Hernández Goal 65'
Santillana Goal 77'
Report Sulser Goal 59'

Lokomotiv Sofia Bulgaria 0–1 West Germany Köln
Report Zimmermann Goal 58'

Rangers Scotland 0–0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
Report

Austria Wien Austria 4–1 Norway Lillestrøm
Gasselich Goal 25'34'
Sara Goal 36'
Schachner Goal 65'
Report Dokken Goal 62'

Bohemians Republic of Ireland 0–0 East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Report

Zbrojovka Brno Czechoslovakia 2–2 Poland Wisła Kraków
Pešice Goal 73'
Kroupa Goal 78'
Report Kmiecik Goal 37'
Maculewicz Goal 86'

Dynamo Kyiv Soviet Union 0–0 Sweden Malmö FF
Report

Second leg[edit]

Nottingham Forest England 5–1 Greece AEK Athens
Needham Goal 12'
Woodcock Goal 35'
Anderson Goal 40'
Birtles Goal 66'72'
Report Bajević Goal 50'

Nottingham Forest won 7–2 on aggregate.


Grasshopper Switzerland 2–0 Spain Real Madrid
Sulser Goal 8'86' Report

Real Madrid 3–3 Grasshopper on aggregate. Grasshopper won on away goals.


Köln West Germany 4–0 Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia
Müller Goal 20'79'
Van Gool Goal 52'
Glowacz Goal 75'
Report

Köln won 5–0 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven Netherlands 2–3 Scotland Rangers
Lubse Goal 1'
Deijkers Goal 60'
Report MacDonald Goal 57'
Johnstone Goal 65'
Russell Goal 87'

Rangers won 3–2 on aggregate.


Lillestrøm Norway 0–0 Austria Austria Wien
Report

Austria Wien won 4–1 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden East Germany 6–0 Republic of Ireland Bohemians
Trautmann Goal 39'58'
Schmuck Goal 41'
Riedel Goal 48'60'
Kotte Goal 75' (pen.)
Report

Dynamo Dresden won 6–0 on aggregate.


Wisła Kraków Poland 1–1 Czechoslovakia Zbrojovka Brno
Kapka Goal 53' Report Došek Goal 78'

Zbrojovka Brno 3–3 Wisła Kraków on aggregate. Wisła Kraków won on away goals.


Malmö FF Sweden 2–0 Soviet Union Dynamo Kyiv
Cervin Goal 9'
Kinnvall Goal 39'
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Malmö FF won 2–0 on aggregate.

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nottingham Forest England 5–2 Switzerland Grasshopper 4–1 1–1
Köln West Germany 2–1 Scotland Rangers 1–0 1–1
Austria Wien Austria 3–2 East Germany Dynamo Dresden 3–1 0–1
Wisła Kraków Poland 3–5 Sweden Malmö FF 2–1 1–4

First leg[edit]

Nottingham Forest England 4–1 Switzerland Grasshopper
Birtles Goal 31'
Robertson Goal 47' (pen.)
Gemmill Goal 87'
Lloyd Goal 89'
Report Sulser Goal 11'

Köln West Germany 1–0 Scotland Rangers
Müller Goal 58' Report

Austria Wien Austria 3–1 East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Schachner Goal 20'90'
Zach Goal 86'
Report Weber Goal 9'

Wisła Kraków Poland 2–1 Sweden Malmö FF
Nawałka Goal 26'
Kmiecik Goal 85'
Report Hansson Goal 13'

Second leg[edit]

Grasshopper Switzerland 1–1 England Nottingham Forest
Sulser Goal 33' (pen.) Report O'Neill Goal 38'

Nottingham Forest won 5–2 on aggregate.


Rangers Scotland 1–1 West Germany Köln
McLean Goal 86' Report Müller Goal 48'

Köln won 2–1 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden East Germany 1–0 Austria Austria Wien
Riedel Goal 42' (pen.) Report

Austria Wien won 3–2 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden 4–1 Poland Wisła Kraków
Ljungberg Goal 65' (pen.)72'90' (pen.)
Cervin Goal 82'
Report Kmiecik Goal 58'

Malmö FF won 5–3 on aggregate.

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Nottingham Forest England 4–3 West Germany Köln 3–3 1–0
Austria Wien Austria 0–1 Sweden Malmö FF 0–0 0–1

First leg[edit]

Nottingham Forest England 3–3 West Germany Köln
Birtles Goal 28'
Bowyer Goal 53'
Robertson Goal 63'
Report Van Gool Goal 6'
Müller Goal 20'
Okudera Goal 85'

Austria Wien Austria 0–0 Sweden Malmö FF
Report

Second leg[edit]

Köln West Germany 0–1 England Nottingham Forest
Report Bowyer Goal 65'

Nottingham Forest won 4–3 on aggregate.


Malmö FF Sweden 1–0 Austria Austria Wien
Hansson Goal 47' Report

Malmö FF won 1–0 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

Nottingham Forest England 1–0 Sweden Malmö FF
Francis Goal 45' Report
Attendance: 57,500

Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1978–79 European Cup (excluding preliminary round) are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Switzerland Claudio Sulser Switzerland Grasshopper 11
2 England Garry Birtles England Nottingham Forest 6
3 Germany Dieter Müller Germany Köln 5
Austria Walter Schachner Austria Austria Wien 5
5 Poland Kazimierz Kmiecik Poland Wisła Kraków 4
Netherlands Willy van der Kuijlen Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 4
7 Netherlands Gerrie Deijkers Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 3
Belgium Roger van Gool Germany Köln 3
Spain Juanito Spain Real Madrid 3
Czechoslovakia Karel Kroupa Czechoslovakia Zbrojovka Brno 3
Sweden Anders Ljungberg Sweden Malmö FF 3
Switzerland Raimondo Ponte Switzerland Grasshopper 3
East Germany Dieter Riedel East Germany Dynamo Dresden 3
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Bajević Greece AEK Athens 3
Spain Santillana Spain Real Madrid 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dynamo Kyiv played their home matches at Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, instead of their regular stadium Central Stadium, Kyiv, due to reconstruction.

External links[edit]