UEFA Euro 1976 Final

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UEFA Euro 1976 Final
Nacht von Belgrad
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The Crvena Zvezda Stadium held the final
Event UEFA Euro 1976
After extra time
Czechoslovakia won 5–3 on penalties
Date 20 June 1976
Venue Crvena Zvezda Stadium, Belgrade
Referee Sergio Gonella (Italy)
Attendance 30,790
1972
1980

The UEFA Euro 1976 Final was the final match of UEFA Euro 1976, the fifth UEFA European Football Championship, UEFA's top football competition for national teams. The match was played at Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrade, on 20 June 1976. The match was contested by Czechoslovakia and West Germany. In German, the match is known as the Nacht von Belgrad, or Night from Belgrade.

After extra time, the result was 2–2, and so the first penalty shootout in a European Championships final ensued. The first seven kicks were converted, until West Germany's fourth penalty taker, Uli Hoeneß, ballooned his shot over the bar. With the score 4–3, Antonín Panenka stepped up under immense pressure to take the fifth Czechoslovakian penalty, to win the match. German goalkeeper Sepp Maier dived to his left, while Panenka chipped the ball straight in the middle of the net.[1] The sheer cheek of the goal led a watching French journalist to dub Panenka "a poet", and to this day his winning kick is one of the most famous ever, making Panenka's name synonymous with that particular style of penalty kick.

Up to date, this was the last official match in which West Germany (and Germany after its reunification) did not come up victorious in a penalty shootout.

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

Czechoslovakia
West Germany
GK 1 Ivo Viktor
DF 3 Jozef Čapkovič
DF 4 Anton Ondruš (c)
DF 5 Ján Pivarník
DF 12 Koloman Gögh
MF 2 Karol Dobiaš YC 55' Substituted off 94'
MF 7 Antonín Panenka
MF 8 Jozef Móder YC 59'
FW 10 Marián Masný
FW 11 Zdeněk Nehoda
CF 17 Ján Švehlík Substituted off 79'
Substitutions:
DF 6 Ladislav Jurkemik Substituted in 79'
MF 16 František Veselý Substituted in 94'
Manager:
Czechoslovakia Václav Ježek
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GK 1 Sepp Maier
SW 5 Franz Beckenbauer (c)
CB 2 Berti Vogts
CB 3 Bernard Dietz
CB 4 Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
CM 6 Herbert Wimmer Substituted off 46'
CM 7 Rainer Bonhof
CM 8 Uli Hoeneß
AM 10 Erich Beer Substituted off 80'
CF 9 Dieter Müller
CF 11 Bernd Hölzenbein
Substitutions:
MF 15 Heinz Flohe Substituted in 46'
MF 14 Hans Bongartz Substituted in 80'
Manager:
West Germany Helmut Schön

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Murray, Tom Bryant and Tom Henry (31 October 2007). "The footballers who have moves named after them". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 

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