1995 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final

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1995 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final
Event1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Date10 May 1995
VenueParc des Princes, Paris
RefereePiero Ceccarini (Italy)

The 1995 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match on 10 May 1995 contested between cup holders Arsenal of England and Zaragoza of Spain. The final was held at Parc des Princes in Paris. It was the final match of the 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the 35th UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final. Zaragoza won the match 2–1 after (a.e.t.), preventing Arsenal from retaining the trophy that they had won in 1994.

The first half was goalless. In the second half, Zaragoza's Juan Esnáider opened the scoring, before John Hartson scored Arsenal's equaliser. The game went into extra time and looked to be heading to a penalty shoot-out. However, with seconds remaining, former Tottenham midfielder, Nayim, scored a last-minute goal with a 40-yard lob over Arsenal goalkeeper, David Seaman, securing the win for Zaragoza.[2]

Route to the final[edit]

England Arsenal Spain Zaragoza
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Cyprus Omonia 6–1 3–1 (A) 3–0 (H) First round Romania Gloria Bistrița 5–2 1–2 (A) 4–0 (H)
Denmark Brøndby 4–3 2–1 (A) 2–2 (H) Second round Slovakia Tatran Prešov 6–1 4–0 (A) 2–1 (H)
France Auxerre 2–1 1–1 (H) 1–0 (A) Quarter-finals Netherlands Feyenoord 2–1 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
Italy Sampdoria 5–5 (3–2 p) 3–2 (H) 2–3 (a.e.t.) (A) Semi-finals England Chelsea 4–3 3–0 (H) 1–3 (A)



Arsenal England1–2Spain Zaragoza
Hartson Goal 77' Report Esnáider Goal 68'
Nayim Goal 120'
Attendance: 42,424[1]
GK 1 England David Seaman
RB 2 England Lee Dixon
LB 3 England Nigel Winterburn Substituted off 47'
CM 4 Sweden Stefan Schwarz
CB 5 England Andy Linighan
CB 6 England Tony Adams (c)
CB 7 England Martin Keown Substituted off 46'
CF 8 England Ian Wright
CF 9 Wales John Hartson Yellow card 2'
LM 10 England Paul Merson Yellow card 32'
RM 11 England Ray Parlour
GK 12 England Vince Bartram
MF 13 England David Hillier Substituted in 46'
MF 14 Republic of Ireland Eddie McGoldrick
FW 15 England Chris Kiwomya
DF 16 Northern Ireland Steve Morrow Substituted in 47'
Scotland Stewart Houston
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GK 1 Spain Andoni Cedrún
RB 2 Spain Alberto Belsúe Yellow card 66'
CB 4 Argentina Fernando Cáceres
CB 6 Spain Xavier Aguado
LB 3 Spain Jesús Solana
RW 7 Spain Miguel Pardeza (c)
CM 5 Spain Nayim Yellow card 105'
CM 8 Spain Santiago Aragón Yellow card 85'
CF 9 Argentina Juan Esnáider
AM 10 Spain Francisco Higuera Yellow card 6' Substituted off 68'
LW 11 Uruguay Gustavo Poyet
DF 12 Spain Óscar
GK 13 Spain José Belman
MF 14 Spain Jesús García Sanjuan Substituted in 68' Substituted off 114'
MF 15 Spain Geli Substituted in 114'
FW 16 Spain José Luis Loreto
Spain Víctor Fernández

Assistant referees:
Italy Maurizio Padovan (Italy)
Italy Enrico Preziosi (Italy)
Fourth official:
Italy Marcello Nicchi (Italy)

Match rules

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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: All-time finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 30 June 2005. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Golden goal: Nayim for Zaragoza v Arsenal (1995)". Guardian. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.

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