1988 UEFA Cup Final
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|Event||1987–88 UEFA Cup|
Bayer Leverkusen won 3–2 on penalties
|Date||4 May 1988|
|Venue||Estadi de Sarrià, Barcelona|
|Referee||Dušan Krchňák (Czechoslovakia)|
|After extra time|
|Date||18 May 1988|
|Referee||Jan Keizer (Netherlands)|
The 1988 UEFA Cup Final was an association football tie played on 4 May 1988 and 18 May 1988 between RCD Español[a] of Spain and Bayer Leverkusen of West Germany, to determine the champion of the 1987–88 UEFA Cup competition. Leverkusen won 3–2 on penalties after a 3–3 draw on aggregate.
Route to the final
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Borussia Mönchengladbach||5–1||1–0 (A)||4–1 (H)||First round||Austria Wien||5–1||0–0 (A)||5–1 (H)|
|A.C. Milan||2–0||2–0 (A)||0–0 (H)||Second round||Toulouse||2–1||1–1 (A)||1–0 (H)|
|Internazionale||2–1||1–1 (A)||1–0 (H)||Third round||Feyenoord||3–2||2–2 (A)||1–0 (H)|
|TJ Vítkovice||2–0||2–0 (H)||0–0 (A)||Quarter-finals||Barcelona||1–0||0–0 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|Club Brugge||3–2 (a.e.t.)||0–2 (A)||3–0 (a.e.t.) (H)||Semi-finals||Werder Bremen||1–0||1–0 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|Losada 45', 56'
|Bayer Leverkusen||3–0 (a.e.t.)||Español|
Cha Bum-kun 81'
- The Barcelona-based club had formerly been known as Reial Club Deportivo Espanyol, with the Catalan spelling reflecting its Catalonian roots. However, after the Spanish Civil War, they were forced to change their name to RCD Español (the Spanish spelling), due to Francisco Franco–– a Spanish nationalist–– ordering the abolishment of the Catalan language in Spain. This spelling of the team's name would last until 1995, when the club reverted to the original Catalan spelling; today the club is once again named RCD Espanyol.