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The 1967–68 European Cup was the 13th European Cup, UEFA's premier club football tournament. The competition was won by Manchester United, who beat Benfica 4–1 in the final at Wembley Stadium, London. The European Cup title marked the tenth year since the Munich air disaster, in which eight United players were killed and their manager, Matt Busby, was left close to death, the day after earning a place in the semi-finals of the 1957–58 competition. It was also the first time an English side had won the trophy.

1967–68 European Cup
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The Wembley Stadium in London hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates20 September 1967 – 29 May 1968
Teams32
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Manchester United (1st title)
Runners-upPortugal Benfica
Tournament statistics
Matches played60
Goals scored162 (2.7 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Eusébio (6 goals)

The away goals rule (which had already been used in the Cup Winners' Cup and the Fairs' Cup) was introduced if aggregate scores were level after two legs, but only for the first round of the competition. Extra time goals were not included in the rule.

Celtic, the defending champions, were eliminated by Dynamo Kyiv in the first round.

Contents

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Olympiakos Nicosia   3–5   Sarajevo 2–2 1–3
Manchester United   4–0   Hibernians 4–0 0–0
Celtic   2–3   Dynamo Kyiv 1–2 1–1
Górnik Zabrze   4–0   Djurgården 3–0 1–0
Basel   4–5   Hvidovre 1–2 3–3
Ajax   2–3   Real Madrid 1–1 1–2 (a.e.t.)
Skeid   1–2   Sparta Prague 0–1 1–1
FC Karl-Marx-Stadt   2–5   Anderlecht 1–3 1–2
Dundalk   1–9   Vasas 0–1 1–8
Valur   4–4 (a)   Jeunesse Esch 1–1 3–3
Glentoran   1–1 (a)   Benfica 1–1 0–0
Saint-Étienne   5–0   KuPS 2–0 3–0
Beşiktaş   0–4   Rapid Wien 0–1 0–3
Eintracht Braunschweig   (w/o)   Dinamo Tirana
Olympiacos   0–2   Juventus 0–0 0–2
Botev Plovdiv   2–3   Rapid București 2–0 0–3 (a.e.t.)

First legEdit

Olympiakos Nicosia  2–2  Sarajevo
Kettenis   1'
Tešan   43' (o.g.)
Report Antić   50'58'
Attendance: 4,000

Manchester United  4–0  Hibernians
Sadler   12'58'
Law   43'62'
Report
Attendance: 43,912

Celtic  1–2  Dynamo Kyiv
Lennox   62' Report Puzach   4'
Byshovets   29'

Górnik Zabrze  3–0  Djurgården
Lubański   41'86'
Lentner   88'
Report

Basel  1–2  Hvidovre
Hauser   17' Report Larsen   58'
Sørensen   80'
Attendance: 13,344

Ajax  1–1  Real Madrid
Cruyff   17' Report Pirri   35'
Attendance: 55,940
Referee: Jim Finney (England)

Skeid  0–1  Sparta Prague
Report Mráz   7'
Attendance: 16,123

Karl-Marx-Stadt  1–3  Anderlecht
Steinmann   41' Report Mulder   3'35'
Van Himst   38'

Dundalk  0–1  Vasas
Report Korsós   67'
Attendance: 4,177

Valur  1–1  Jeunesse Esch
Gunnarsson   38' Report Di Genova   25'
Attendance: 3,125
Referee: John Russel (Northern Ireland)

Glentoran  1–1  Benfica
Colrain   10' (pen.) Report Eusébio   86'
Attendance: 24,750
Referee: Roger Barde (France)

Saint-Étienne  2–0  KuPS
Herbin   43'
Jacquet   47'
Report

Beşiktaş  0–1  Rapid Wien
Report Flögel   22'
Attendance: 31,208

Olympiacos  0–0  Juventus
Report

Botev Plovdiv  2–0  Rapid București
Dermendzhiev   53' (pen.)
Popov   70'
Report

Second legEdit

Sarajevo  3–1  Olympiakos Nicosia
Antić   33'
Šiljkut   83'84'
Report Kettenis   79'
Attendance: 4,308
Referee: Gyula Gere (Hungary)

Sarajevo won 5–3 on aggregate.


Hibernians  0–0  Manchester United
Report
Attendance: 23,217

Manchester United won 4–0 on aggregate.


Dynamo Kyiv  1–1  Celtic
Byshovets   89' Report Lennox   67'
Attendance: 68,352

Dynamo Kyiv won 3–2 on aggregate.


Górnik Zabrze won 4–0 on aggregate.


Hvidovre  3–3  Basel
Hansen   18'
Sørensen   39'
Olsen   58'
Report Hauser   2'
Benthaus   78'
Wenger   85'
Attendance: 9,363
Referee: Ken Dagnall (England)

Hvidovre won 5–4 on aggregate.


Real Madrid  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Ajax
Gento   58'
Veloso   99'
Report Groot   69'

Real Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague  1–1  Skeid
Mráz   58' Report Sjøberg   38'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Franz Mayer (Austria)

Sparta Prague won 2–1 on aggregate.


Anderlecht won 5–2 on aggregate.


Vasas  8–1  Dundalk
Vidáts   10'87'
Farkas   32'35'72'
Korsós   43'85'
Molnár   68'
Report Hale   25'
Attendance: 74,117

Vasas won 9–1 on aggregate.


Jeunesse Esch  3–3  Valur
Hnatow   56'
Di Genova   86'
Langer   89'
Report Jónsson   10'
Gunnarsson   36'60'

Valur 4–4 Jeunesse Esch on aggregate. Valur won on away goals.


Benfica  0–0  Glentoran
Report
Attendance: 36,844

Benfica won 1–1 on away goals.


KuPS  0–3  Saint-Étienne
Report Herbin   5'
Bosquier   25'
Revelli   84' (pen.)

Saint-Étienne won 5–0 on aggregate.


Rapid Wien  3–0  Beşiktaş
Seitl   9'
Grausam   43'
Flögel   75'
Report
Attendance: 27,783

Rapid Wien won 4–0 on aggregate.


Juventus  2–0  Olympiacos
Zigoni   12'
Menichelli   49'
Report
Attendance: 31,878

Juventus won 2–0 on aggregate.


Rapid București  3–0 (a.e.t.)  Botev Plovdiv
Codreanu   25'70'
Ionescu   108'
Report
Attendance: 20,000

Rapid București won 3–2 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Sarajevo   1–2   Manchester United 0–0 1–2
Dynamo Kyiv   2–3   Górnik Zabrze 1–2 1–1
Hvidovre   3–6   Real Madrid 2–2 1–4
Sparta Prague   6–5   Anderlecht 3–2 3–3
Vasas   11–1   Valur 6–0 5–1
Benfica   2–1   Saint-Étienne 2–0 0–1
Rapid Wien   1–2   Eintracht Braunschweig 1–0 0–2
Juventus   1–0   Rapid București 1–0 0–0

First legEdit

Sarajevo  0–0  Manchester United
Report
Attendance: 45,000

Dynamo Kyiv  1–2  Górnik Zabrze
Olek   12' (o.g.) Report Szołtysik   15'
Lubański   61'
Attendance: 57,038

Hvidovre  2–2  Real Madrid
Hansen   25'
Petersen   71'
Report Gento   35'
Pirri   47'

Sparta Prague  3–2  Anderlecht
Mašek   25'32' (pen.)62' Report Jurion   35'
Van Himst   55'

Vasas  6–0  Valur
Bergsson   5' (o.g.)
Pál   14'
Radics   37'44'50'
Puskás   47'
Report
Attendance: 27,800

Benfica  2–0  Saint-Étienne
José Augusto   28'
Eusébio   59' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 22,804

Rapid Wien  1–0  Eintracht Braunschweig
Hasil   54' Report
Attendance: 51,181

Juventus  1–0  Rapid București
Magnusson   57' Report
Attendance: 19,452

Second legEdit

Manchester United  2–1  Sarajevo
Aston   10'
Best   63'
Report Delalić   87'
Attendance: 62,801

Manchester United won 2–1 on aggregate.


Górnik Zabrze  1–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Szołtysik   43' Report Turyanchik   37'

Górnik Zabrze won 3–2 on aggregate.


Real Madrid  4–1  Hvidovre
Velázquez   16'
Grosso   19'30'
Gento   75'
Report Petersen   28'

Real Madrid won 6–3 on aggregate.


Anderlecht  3–3  Sparta Prague
Van Himst   60'65'
Devrindt   83'
Report Mašek   30'85'
Mráz   89'

Sparta Prague won 6–5 on aggregate.


Valur  1–5  Vasas
Gunnarsson   85' Report Molnár   11'
Pál   13'
Mathesz   30'
Váradi   53'
Kovács   72'

Vasas won 11–1 on aggregate.


Saint-Étienne  1–0  Benfica
Bereta   10' Report

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.


Eintracht Braunschweig  2–0  Rapid Wien
Grzyb   38'
Saborowski   43'
Report

Eintracht Braunschweig won 2–1 on aggregate.


Rapid București  0–0  Juventus
Report

Juventus won 1–0 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Manchester United   2–1   Górnik Zabrze 2–0 0–1
Real Madrid   4–2   Sparta Prague 3–0 1–2
Vasas   0–3   Benfica 0–0 0–3
Eintracht Braunschweig   3–31   Juventus 3–2 0–1

1 Juventus beat Eintracht Braunschweig 1–0 in a play-off to reach the semi-finals.

First legEdit

Manchester United  2–0  Górnik Zabrze
Florenski   60' (o.g.)
Kidd   90'
Report

Real Madrid  3–0  Sparta Prague
Amancio   62'63'68' Report
Attendance: 120,000
Referee: Jim Finney (England)

Vasas  0–0  Benfica
Report

Eintracht Braunschweig  3–2  Juventus
Kaack   28'
Dulz   37'
Berg   38'
Report Kaack   10' (o.g.)
Sacco   81'

Second legEdit

Manchester United won 2–1 on aggregate.


Sparta Prague  2–1  Real Madrid
Kvašňák   36'
Dyba   45'
Report Gento   57'

Real Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


Benfica  3–0  Vasas
Eusébio   48'70'
Torres   77'
Report

Benfica won 3–0 on aggregate.


Juventus  1–0  Eintracht Braunschweig
Bercellino   88' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 37,918

Juventus 3–3 Eintracht Braunschweig on aggregate.

Juventus won 1–0 in play-off.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Manchester United   4–3   Real Madrid 1–0 3–3
Benfica   3–0   Juventus 2–0 1–0

First legEdit

Manchester United  1–0  Real Madrid
Best   36' Report

Benfica  2–0  Juventus
Torres   64'
Eusébio   70'
Report
Attendance: 69,375
Referee: Roger Barde (France)

Second legEdit

Real Madrid  3–3  Manchester United
Pirri   32'
Gento   41'
Amancio   45'
Report Zoco   44' (o.g.)
Sadler   73'
Foulkes   78'

Manchester United won 4–3 on aggregate.


Juventus  0–1  Benfica
Report Eusébio   66'
Attendance: 62,570

Benfica won 3–0 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Manchester United  4–1 (a.e.t.)  Benfica
Charlton   53'99'
Best   92'
Kidd   94'
Report MatchCentre Graça   79'
Attendance: 92,225

Top scorersEdit

External linksEdit