1990–91 European Cup

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1990–91 European Cup
Stadio San Nicola.jpg
Stadio San Nicola in Bari hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates19 September 1990 – 29 May 1991
Final positions
ChampionsSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade (1st title)
Runners-upFrance Marseille
Tournament statistics
Matches played59
Goals scored190 (3.22 per match)
Top scorer(s)Austria Peter Pacult
France Jean-Pierre Papin
(6 goals each)

The 1990–91 European Cup was the 36th season of the European Cup, a tournament for men's football clubs in nations affiliated to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It was won for the first time by Red Star Belgrade on penalties in the final against Marseille. This was only the second time that an Eastern European side had won the competition, after Steaua București of Romania (1986). It was also the last tournament to be solely knock-out based, with a group stage added for the next season. Red Star won the tournament as the only Yugoslavian club shortly before the breakup of Yugoslavia.

This tournament would have marked the return of English clubs after a five-year ban resulting from the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985 but English champions Liverpool had been banned for an additional year, so could not participate. Ajax, the Dutch champions, were not allowed to participate in a European Cup competition because of the poor behaviour of their fans during a game the previous season, so their spot in the qualification was simply vacated, giving Milan a first-round bye.

Milan were the defending champions and were given a bye to the second round due to the absence of both an English and a Dutch side in the tournament, before being eliminated by Marseille in the quarter-finals after the second leg had been awarded as a 3–0 win for Marseille when the eventual runners-up were leading 1–0, and 2–1 on aggregate, in injury time, when the floodlights failed. Milan refused to play on when floodlights were fixed and were banned, giving Marseille a 3–0 automatic win.


A total of 31 teams participated in the competition.

Qualified teams for 1990–91 European Cup
Second round
Italy Milan (TH)
First round
Albania Dinamo Tirana Austria Swarovski Tirol Belgium Club Brugge Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Cyprus APOEL Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague Denmark OB East Germany Dynamo Dresden[Note GDR]
Finland Kuusysi France Marseille Greece Panathinaikos Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
Iceland KA Akureyri Italy Napoli Luxembourg Union Luxembourg Malta Valletta
Northern Ireland Portadown Norway Lillestrøm Poland Lech Poznań Portugal Porto
Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic Romania Dinamo București Scotland Rangers Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
Spain Real Madrid Sweden Malmö FF Switzerland Grasshopper
Turkey Beşiktaş West Germany Bayern Munich Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade


  1. ^ East Germany (GDR): All matches of Dynamo Dresden, representing the DFV of East Germany as champions of the 1989–90 DDR-Oberliga, on or after German reunification of 3 October show the flag of the reunited nation of Germany. However, those matches and their records were still counted for East Germany, and not for Germany, under UEFA regulations.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APOEL Cyprus 2–7 West Germany Bayern Munich 2–3 0–4
KA Akureyri Iceland 1–3 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 1–0 0–3
Dinamo București Romania 5–1 Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic 4–0 1–1
Porto Portugal 13–1 Northern Ireland Portadown 5–0 8–1
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 5–2 Switzerland Grasshopper 1–1 4–1
Valletta Malta 0–10 Scotland Rangers 0–4 0–6
Union Luxembourg Luxembourg 1–6 Germany Dynamo Dresden 1–3 0–3
Malmö FF Sweden 5–4 Turkey Beşiktaş 3–2 2–2
Napoli Italy 5–0 Hungary Újpesti Dózsa 3–0 2–0
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 0–4 Soviet Union Spartak Moscow 0–2 0–2
OB Denmark 1–10 Spain Real Madrid 1–4 0–6
Swarovski Tirol Austria 7–1 Finland Kuusysi 5–0 2–1
Milan Italy Bye  
Lillestrøm Norway 1–3 Belgium Club Brugge 1–1 0–2
Lech Poznań Poland 5–1 Greece Panathinaikos 3–0 2–1
Marseille France 5–1 Albania Dinamo Tirana 5–1 0–0

First leg[edit]

APOEL Cyprus2–3West Germany Bayern Munich
Gogić Goal 5'
Pantziaras Goal 80'
Report Reuter Goal 72'
McInally Goal 87'
Strunz Goal 89'
Attendance: 15,000

KA Akureyri Iceland1–0Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Hafsteinn Goal 17' Report

Dinamo București Romania4–0Republic of Ireland St Patrick's Athletic
Doboș Goal 2'
Damaschin Goal 19'
Mateuț Goal 24'
Cheregi Goal 80'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Friedrich Kaupe (Austria)

Porto Portugal5–0Northern Ireland Portadown
Geraldão Goal 6'
Paille Goal 17'77'
Kostadinov Goal 32'
Branco Goal 50'

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1–1Switzerland Grasshopper
Binić Goal 44' Report Közle Goal 14'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

Valletta Malta0–4Scotland Rangers
Report McCoist Goal 16' (pen.)
Hateley Goal 58'
Johnston Goal 75'80'

Union Luxembourg Luxembourg1–3East Germany Dynamo Dresden
Morocutti Goal 45' Report Gütschow Goal 47'
Birsens Goal 78' (o.g.)
Ratke Goal 90'

Malmö FF Sweden3–2Turkey Beşiktaş
Lindman Goal 29'
Andersson Goal 58'
Recep Goal 61' (o.g.)
Report Uçar Goal 50'59'

Napoli Italy3–0Hungary Újpesti Dózsa
Baroni Goal 35'
Maradona Goal 43'76'
Attendance: 39,327
Referee: Guy Goethals (Belgium)

Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia0–2Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
Report Shalimov Goal 25'
Shmarov Goal 58'

OB Denmark1–4Spain Real Madrid
Pedersen Goal 21' Report Aldana Goal 17'
Sánchez Goal 26'
Villarroya Goal 82'
Maqueda Goal 88'

Swarovski Tirol Austria5–0Finland Kuusysi
Gorosito Goal 29'
Prudlo Goal 35'
Pacult Goal 41'60'81'

Lillestrøm Norway1–1Belgium Club Brugge
Halle Goal 81' Report Staelens Goal 4'

Lech Poznań Poland3–0Greece Panathinaikos
Jakołcewicz Goal 2' (pen.)19'
Rzepka Goal 64'

Marseille France5–1Albania Dinamo Tirana
Papin Goal 45' (pen.)68'74'
Cantona Goal 70'
Vercruysse Goal 90'
Report Tahiri Goal 89' (pen.)

Second leg[edit]

Bayern Munich West Germany4–0Cyprus APOEL
Augenthaler Goal 48'
Mihajlović Goal 64'89'90'

Bayern Munich won 7–2 on aggregate.

CSKA Sofia Bulgaria3–0Iceland KA Akureyri
Marashliev Goal 19'80'
Georgiev Goal 48'

CSKA Sofia won 3–1 on aggregate.

St Patrick's Athletic Republic of Ireland1–1Romania Dinamo București
Fenlon Goal 37' Report Mateuț Goal 76'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Kurt Sörensen (Denmark)

Dinamo București won 5–1 on aggregate.

Portadown Northern Ireland1–8Portugal Porto
Fraser Goal 36' Report Madjer Goal 9'15'33'55'
Semedo Goal 40'
Paille Goal 50'79'
Jorge Couto Goal 81'

Porto won 13–1 on aggregate.

Grasshopper Switzerland1–4Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Közle Goal 62' (pen.) Report Pančev Goal 11'
Prosinečki Goal 49' (pen.)84' (pen.)
Radinović Goal 58'
Attendance: 25,500

Red Star Belgrade won 5–2 on aggregate.

Rangers Scotland6–0Malta Valletta
Dodds Goal 5'
Spencer Goal 6'
Johnston Goal 19'37'76' (pen.)
McCoist Goal 75'

Rangers won 10–0 on aggregate.

Dynamo Dresden won 6–1 on aggregate.

Beşiktaş Turkey2–2Sweden Malmö FF
Gültiken Goal 30'
Uçar Goal 43'
Report Ekheim Goal 53'
Skammelsrud Goal 63'

Malmö FF won 5–4 on aggregate.

Napoli won 5–0 on aggregate.

Spartak Moscow won 4–0 on aggregate.

Real Madrid Spain6–0Denmark OB
Losada Goal 14'53'74'
Míchel Goal 36'
Aldana Goal 46'81'

Real Madrid won 10–1 on aggregate.

Kuusysi Finland1–2Austria Swarovski Tirol
Vehkakoski Goal 71' Report Pacult Goal 5'50' (pen.)

Swarovski Tirol won 7–1 on aggregate.

Club Brugge Belgium2–0Norway Lillestrøm
Booy Goal 2'
Farina Goal 82'

Club Brugge won 3–1 on aggregate.

Lech Poznań won 5–1 on aggregate.

Marseille won 5–1 on aggregate.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich Germany 7–0 Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 4–0 3–0
Dinamo București Romania 0–4 Portugal Porto 0–0 0–4
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 4–1 Scotland Rangers 3–0 1–1
Dynamo Dresden Germany 2–2 (5–4 p) Sweden Malmö FF 1–1 1–1
Napoli Italy 0–0 (3–5 p) Soviet Union Spartak Moscow 0–0 0–0
Real Madrid Spain 11–3 Austria Swarovski Tirol 9–1 2–2
Milan Italy 1–0 Belgium Club Brugge 0–0 1–0
Lech Poznań Poland 4–8 France Marseille 3–2 1–6

First leg[edit]

Bayern Munich Germany4–0Bulgaria CSKA Sofia
Reuter Goal 3'62' (pen.)
Wohlfarth Goal 28'
Augenthaler Goal 54'

Dinamo București Romania0–0Portugal Porto
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia3–0Scotland Rangers
Brown Goal 8' (o.g.)
Prosinečki Goal 65'
Pančev Goal 73'
Attendance: 75,000

Napoli Italy0–0Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
Attendance: 50,000

Real Madrid Spain9–1Austria Swarovski Tirol
Butragueño Goal 4'30'48'
Sánchez Goal 7'14'72'85'
Hierro Goal 37'
Tendillo Goal 80'
Report Pacult Goal 17'

Milan Italy0–0Belgium Club Brugge

Lech Poznań Poland3–2France Marseille
Łukasik Goal 31'
Pachelski Goal 41'
Juskowiak Goal 58'
Report Fournier Goal 8'
Waddle Goal 64'

Second leg[edit]

Bayern Munich won 7–0 on aggregate.

Porto Portugal4–0Romania Dinamo București
Kostadinov Goal 3'22'
Geraldão Goal 48' (pen.)
Domingos Goal 63'
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

Porto won 4–0 on aggregate.

Rangers Scotland1–1Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
McCoist Goal 75' Report Pančev Goal 51'
Attendance: 23,821
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)

Red Star Belgrade won 4–1 on aggregate.

Dynamo Dresden 2–2 Malmö on aggregate. Dynamo Dresden won 5–4 on penalties.

Spartak Moscow Soviet Union0–0 (a.e.t.)Italy Napoli
Karpin Penalty scored
Shalimov Penalty scored
Shmarov Penalty scored
Kulkov Penalty scored
Mostovoi Penalty scored
5–3 Penalty scored Ferrara
Penalty scored Mauro
Penalty missed Baroni
Penalty scored Maradona
Attendance: 86,000
Referee: Michel Girard (France)

Napoli 0–0 Spartak Moscow on aggregate. Spartak Moscow won 5–3 on penalties.

Swarovski Tirol Austria2–2Spain Real Madrid
Hörtnagl Goal 14'
Linzmaier Goal 90'
Report Losada Goal 34'45'

Real Madrid won 11–3 on aggregate.

Club Brugge Belgium0–1Italy Milan
Report Carbone Goal 47'

Milan won 1–0 on aggregate.

Marseille France6–1Poland Lech Poznań
Papin Goal 19'
Vercruysse Goal 34'45'84'
Tigana Goal 89'
Boli Goal 90'
Report Jakołcewicz Goal 59' (pen.)

Marseille won 8–4 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich Germany 3–1 Portugal Porto 1–1 2–0
Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 6–0 Germany Dynamo Dresden 3–0 3–01
Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 3–1 Spain Real Madrid 0–0 3–1
Milan Italy 1–4 France Marseille 1–1 0–32

1 – Match abandoned due to rioting after 78 mins. With Red Star Belgrade leading 2–1, they were awarded the match 3–0.[1]

2 – With the score 1–0 to Marseille after 88 mins, the floodlights failed. Milan refused to play on when lighting was restored and Marseille were awarded the match 3–0.

First leg[edit]

Bayern Munich Germany1–1Portugal Porto
Bender Goal 31' Report Domingos Goal 65'

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia3–0Germany Dynamo Dresden
Prosinečki Goal 22'
Binić Goal 43'
Savićević Goal 56'
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Alexey Spirin (USSR)

Spartak Moscow Soviet Union0–0Spain Real Madrid

Milan Italy1–1France Marseille
Gullit Goal 14' Report Papin Goal 27'

Second leg[edit]

Porto Portugal0–2Germany Bayern Munich
Report Ziege Goal 19'
Bender Goal 71'

Bayern Munich won 3–1 on aggregate.

Dynamo Dresden Germany1–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Gütschow Goal 3' (pen.) Report Savićević Goal 52'
Pančev Goal 69'

The match was stopped in the 78th minute by the match referee Emilio Soriano Aladrén, due to Dynamo Dresden fans causing commotion in the stands and throwing objects onto the field. Red Star Belgrade led 2–1 at the time. UEFA awarded a 3–0 win to Red Star Belgrade. Red Star Belgrade won 6–0 on aggregate.

Real Madrid Spain1–3Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
Butragueño Goal 10' Report Radchenko Goal 20'38'
Shmarov Goal 64'

Spartak Moscow won 3–1 on aggregate.

Marseille France1–0Italy Milan
Waddle Goal 75' Report

Game abandoned in injury time when two of the four floodlights in the stadium failed. When power was restored after 15 minutes, Milan refused to go back on the pitch. UEFA awarded a 3–0 win to Marseille and banned Milan. Marseille won 4–1 on aggregate.


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich Germany 3–4 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 1–2 2–2
Spartak Moscow Soviet Union 2–5 France Marseille 1–3 1–2

First leg[edit]

Bayern Munich Germany1–2Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
Wohlfarth Goal 23' Report Pančev Goal 45'
Savićević Goal 70'
Attendance: 65,000

Spartak Moscow Soviet Union1–3France Marseille
Shalimov Goal 58' Report Pelé Goal 27'
Papin Goal 31'
Vercruysse Goal 88'
Attendance: 85,500

Second leg[edit]

Red Star Belgrade Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia2–2Germany Bayern Munich
Mihajlović Goal 24'
Augenthaler Goal 90' (o.g.)
Report Augenthaler Goal 61'
Bender Goal 66'
Attendance: 80,000

Red Star Belgrade won 4–3 on aggregate.

Marseille France2–1Soviet Union Spartak Moscow
Pelé Goal 34'
Boli Goal 48'
Report Mostovoi Goal 58' (pen.)
Attendance: 37,500

Marseille won 5–2 on aggregate.


Top scorers[edit]

The top scorers from the 1990–91 European Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Austria Peter Pacult Austria Swarovski Tirol 6
France Jean-Pierre Papin France Olympique Marseille 6
3 Germany Torsten Gütschow Germany Dynamo Dresden 5
Scotland Mo Johnston Scotland Rangers 5
Spain Sebastián Losada Spain Real Madrid 5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Pančev Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 5
Mexico Hugo Sánchez Spain Real Madrid 5
France Philippe Vercruysse France Olympique Marseille 5
9 Spain Emilio Butragueño Spain Real Madrid 4
Algeria Rabah Madjer Portugal Porto 4
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Robert Prosinečki Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 4


  1. ^ "20 March 1991 - A Different Kind Of Bombardment In Dresden". www.thisdayinfootballhistory.blogspot.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013.

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