1988 European Cup Final
|Event||1987–88 European Cup|
|After extra time
PSV Eindhoven won 6–5 on penalties
|Date||25 May 1988|
|Referee||Luigi Agnolin (Italy)|
The 1988 European Cup Final was a football match played between PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands and Benfica of Portugal. PSV won 6–5 on penalties after a goalless draw after extra time. The match was played at Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, on 25 May 1988. According to PSV-player Berry van Aerle, it was not a particularly good match, with both teams very cautious. However, it was exciting until the end and a tense penalty shoot-out.
For PSV, this win secured a Treble of the Dutch Cup, the Dutch Championship and the European Cup. Five of the PSV team were part of the Dutch team that went on to win UEFA Euro 1988 in Germany that summer.
Road to the final
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Galatasaray||3–2||3–0 (H)||0–2 (A)||First round||Partizani Tirana||4–0||4–0 (H)||w/o (A)|
|Rapid Wien||4–1||2–1 (A)||2–0 (H)||Second round||AGF||1–0||0–0 (A)||1–0 (H)|
|Bordeaux||1–1 (a)||1–1 (A)||0–0 (H)||Quarter-finals||Anderlecht||2–1||2–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|Real Madrid||1–1 (a)||1–1 (A)||0–0 (H)||Semi-finals||Steaua București||2–0||0–0 (A)||2–0 (H)|
25 May 1988
|PSV Eindhoven||0–0 (a.e.t.)||Benfica|
- "Van Aerle relives PSV glory night against Benfica". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2016.