1980 European Cup Final
|Event||1979–80 European Cup|
|Date||28 May 1980|
|Venue||Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid|
|Referee||António Garrido (Portugal)|
The 1980 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, Spain[a] on 28 May 1980, to determine the champion of the 1979–80 European Cup. The final saw Nottingham Forest of England defeat Hamburg of West Germany by a score of 1–0. In the 21st minute, John Robertson squeezed a shot past Hamburg keeper Rudi Kargus for the only goal of the game, and Forest then defended solidly, to give Nottingham Forest back-to-back European Cup titles. The victory also meant that Forest became the first club that had won the European Cup more times than their domestic first division.
Route to the final
|Nottingham Forest||Round||Hamburger SV|
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Östers IF||3–1||2–0 (H)||1–1 (A)||First round||Valur||5–1||3–0 (A)||2–1 (H)|
|Argeș Pitești||4–1||2–0 (H)||2–1 (A)||Second round||Dinamo Tbilisi||6–3||3–1 (H)||3–2 (A)|
|Dynamo Berlin||3–2||0–1 (H)||3–1 (A)||Quarter-finals||Hajduk Split||3–3 (a)||1–0 (H)||2–3 (A)|
|Ajax||2–1||2–0 (H)||0–1 (A)||Semi-finals||Real Madrid||5–3||0–2 (A)||5–1 (H)|
|Nottingham Forest||1–0||Hamburger SV|
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