1990 European Cup Final

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1990 European Cup Final
Event1989–90 European Cup
Date23 May 1990
VenuePraterstadion, Vienna
RefereeHelmut Kohl (Austria)

The 1990 European Cup Final was a football match between Milan of Italy and Benfica of Portugal, played on 23 May 1990 at the Praterstadion in Vienna, Austria. The winning goal came in the 68th minute for Milan when Alessandro Costacurta passed the ball to Marco van Basten, who slotted it to Frank Rijkaard, who ran through the defense and scored.

Prior to 2017, Milan were the last side to have defended the trophy after winning it the previous season.

Route to the final[edit]

Italy Milan Round Portugal Benfica
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Finland HJK Helsinki 5–0 4–0 (H) 1–0 (A) First round Republic of Ireland Derry City 6–1 2–1 (A) 4–0 (H)
Spain Real Madrid 2–1 2–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Second round Hungary Budapest Honvéd 9–0 2–0 (A) 7–0 (H)
Belgium Mechelen 2–0 0–0 (A) 2–0 (a.e.t.) (H) Quarter-finals Soviet Union Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 4–0 1–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
West Germany Bayern Munich 2–2 (a) 1–0 (H) 1–2 (a.e.t.) (A) Semi-finals France Marseille 2–2 (a) 1–2 (A) 1–0 (H)



Milan Italy1–0Portugal Benfica
Rijkaard Goal 68' Report
Attendance: 57,558
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)
GK 1 Italy Giovanni Galli
RB 2 Italy Mauro Tassotti
LB 3 Italy Paolo Maldini
RM 4 Italy Angelo Colombo Substituted off 90'
CB 5 Italy Alessandro Costacurta
CB 6 Italy Franco Baresi (c)
CM 7 Italy Carlo Ancelotti Substituted off 75'
CM 8 Netherlands Frank Rijkaard
CF 9 Netherlands Marco van Basten
CF 10 Netherlands Ruud Gullit
LM 11 Italy Alberigo Evani
GK 12 Italy Andrea Pazzagli
DF 13 Italy Filippo Galli Substituted in 90'
FW 14 Italy Daniele Massaro Substituted in 75'
FW 15 Italy Marco Simone
FW 16 Italy Stefano Borgonovo
Italy Arrigo Sacchi
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GK 1 Portugal Silvino (c)
RB 2 Portugal José Carlos
CB 3 Brazil Ricardo Gomes Yellow card 65'
CB 4 Portugal Samuel
LB 5 Brazil Aldair Yellow card 40'
RW 6 Sweden Jonas Thern
CM 7 Portugal Vítor Paneira Substituted off 76'
CM 8 Portugal António Pacheco Substituted off 60'
DM 9 Portugal Hernâni
LW 10 Brazil Valdo
CF 11 Sweden Mats Magnusson
GK 12 Portugal Manuel Bento
DF 13 Portugal Fernando Mendes
MF 14 Portugal Diamantino
FW 15 Portugal César Brito Substituted in 60'
FW 16 Angola Vata Substituted in 76'
Sweden Sven-Göran Eriksson

Assistant referees:
Austria Hubert Forstinger (Austria)
Austria Heinz Holzmann (Austria)
Fourth official:
Austria Friedrich Kaupe (Austria)

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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