1988 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

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1988 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Event 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup
Date 11 May 1988
Venue Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg
Referee Dieter Pauly (West Germany)
Attendance 39,446

The 1988 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested between Mechelen of Belgium and the defending champions, Ajax of Netherlands. It was the final match of the 1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 28th European Cup Winners' Cup Final. The final was held at Stade de la Meinau in Strasbourg, France. Mechelen won the match 1–0 thanks to a goal by Piet den Boer.

Route to the final[edit]

Belgium Mechelen Round Netherlands Ajax
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Romania Dinamo București 3–0 1–0 (H) 2–0 (A) First round Republic of Ireland Dundalk 6–0 4–0 (H) 2–0 (A)
Scotland St Mirren 2–0 0–0 (H) 2–0 (A) Second round West Germany Hamburg 3–0 1–0 (A) 2–0 (H)
Soviet Union Dinamo Minsk 2–1 1–0 (H) 1–1 (A) Quarter-finals Switzerland Young Boys 2–0 1–0 (A) 1–0 (H)
Italy Atalanta 4–2 2–1 (H) 2–1 (A) Semi-finals France Marseille 5–1 3–0 (A) 2–1 (H)



11 May 1988
20:15 CEST
Mechelen Belgium 1–0 Netherlands Ajax
Den Boer Goal 53' Report
GK 1 Belgium Michel Preud'homme
CM 2 Belgium Marc Emmers
CB 3 Belgium Lei Clijsters (c)
CB 4 Netherlands Graeme Rutjes
RM 5 Netherlands Wim Hofkens Substituted off 73'
RB 6 Belgium Koen Sanders YC 61'
RW 7 Belgium Pascal De Wilde Substituted off 60'
LM 8 Netherlands Erwin Koeman
LB 9 Belgium Geert Deferm
LW 10 Israel Eli Ohana
CF 11 Netherlands Piet den Boer YC 81'
MF 12 Belgium Paul De Mesmaeker Substituted in 60'
MF 13 Belgium Paul Theunis Substituted in 73'
MF West Germany Joachim Benfeld
DF Belgium Raymond Jaspers
GK 16 Belgium Pierre Drouguet Manager:
Netherlands Aad de Mos
KV Mechelen vs Ajax 1988-05-11.svg
GK 1 Netherlands Stanley Menzo
RB 2 Netherlands Danny Blind Red card 16'
CB 3 Netherlands Frank Verlaat Substituted off 73'
LB 4 Sweden Peter Larsson
CM 5 Netherlands Aron Winter
CB 6 Netherlands Jan Wouters YC 90'
RW 7 Netherlands John van 't Schip (c) Substituted off 57'
RM 8 Netherlands Arnold Scholten
CF 9 Netherlands John Bosman
LM 10 Netherlands Arnold Mühren
LW 11 Netherlands Rob Witschge
GK 12 Netherlands Lloyd Doesburg
MF 13 Scotland Ally Dick
MF 14 Netherlands Richard Witschge
MF 15 Netherlands Dennis Bergkamp Substituted in 57'
FW 16 Netherlands Henny Meijer Substituted in 73'
Netherlands Barry Hulshoff

Assistant referees:
West Germany Karl-Heinz Tritschler (West Germany)
West Germany Aron Schmidhuber (West Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

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