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The 1970–71 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by Ajax in the final against Panathinaikos. It was the first time the cup went to Ajax, beginning a three-year period of domination, and the second consecutive championship for the Netherlands. UEFA had introduced for first time the penalty shoot-out as a way of deciding drawn ties – doing away with the unsatisfactory tossing of a coin. They had also decided that the away goals rule should apply to all rounds, and not just the first two, as had been the case.

1970–71 European Cup
Inside the old Wembley Stadium.jpg
Tournament details
Dates18 August 1970 – 2 June 1971
Teams33
Final positions
ChampionsNetherlands Ajax (1st title)
Runners-upGreece Panathinaikos
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored210 (3.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)Greece Antonis Antoniadis (10 goals)

Feyenoord, the defending champions, were eliminated by Romanian club UTA Arad in the first round.

This season marked the first time in European Cup history that Real Madrid failed to qualify for the tournament, having appeared in all 15 previous seasons. It was also the first time a Greek team reached the final.

BracketEdit

First round   Second round   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
   Cagliari 3 0 3  
   Saint-Étienne 0 1 1        Cagliari 2 0 2  
   Atlético Madrid 2 2 4      Atlético Madrid 1 3 4  
   Austria Wien 0 1 1          Atlético Madrid (a) 1 1 2  
   Rosenborg 0 0 0          Legia Warsaw 0 2 2  
   Standard Liège 2 5 7        Standard Liège 1 0 1
   IFK Göteborg 0 1 1      Legia Warsaw 0 2 2  
   Legia Warsaw 4 2 6          Atlético Madrid 1 0 1  
   17 Nëntori 2 0 2          Ajax 0 3 3  
   Ajax 2 2 4        Ajax 3 2 5  
   Spartak Moscow 3 1 4      Basel 0 1 1  
   Basel (a) 2 2 4          Ajax 3 0 3
   Glentoran 1 0 1          Celtic 0 1 1  
   Waterford United 3 1 4        Waterford United 0 2 2
   Celtic 9 5 14      Celtic 7 3 10  
   KPV 0 0 0          Ajax 2
   Fenerbahçe 0 0 0          Panathinaikos 0
   Carl Zeiss Jena 4 1 5        Carl Zeiss Jena 2 2 4  
   Sporting CP 5 4 9      Sporting CP 1 1 2  
   Floriana 0 0 0          Carl Zeiss Jena 3 0 3  
   Újpesti Dózsa 2 0 2          Red Star Belgrade 2 4 6  
   Red Star Belgrade 0 4 4        Red Star Belgrade 3 3 6
   Feyenoord 1 0 1      UTA Arad 0 1 1  
   UTA Arad (a) 1 0 1          Red Star Belgrade 4 0 4
   EPA Larnaca 0 0 0          Panathinaikos (a) 1 3 4  
   Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 10 16        Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 1 2 (3)  
   Everton 6 3 9      Everton (p) 1 1 2 (4)  
   Keflavík 2 0 2          Everton 1 0 1
   Jeunesse Esch 1 0 1          Panathinaikos (a) 1 0 1  
   Panathinaikos 2 5 7        Panathinaikos 3 1 4
   ŠK Slovan Bratislava 2 2 4      Slovan Bratislava 2 0 2  
   Boldklubben 1903 1 2 3  

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Levski-Spartak   3–4   Austria Wien 3–1 0–3

First legEdit

Second legEdit

Austria Wien  3–0  Levski-Spartak
Riedl   28'
Hickersberger   37'49'
Report

Austria Wien won 4–3 on aggregate.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cagliari   3–1   Saint-Étienne 3–0 0–1
Atlético Madrid   4–1   Austria Wien 2–0 2–1
Rosenborg   0–7   Standard Liège 0–2 0–5
IFK Göteborg   1–6   Legia Warszawa 0–4 1–2
17 Nëntori   2–4   Ajax 2–2 0–2
Spartak Moscow   4–4 (a)   Basel 3–2 1–2
Glentoran   1–4   Waterford 1–3 0–1
Celtic   14–0   KPV 9–0 5–0
Fenerbahçe   0–5   Carl Zeiss Jena 0–4 0–1
Sporting CP   9–0   Floriana 5–0 4–0
Újpesti Dózsa   2–4   Red Star Belgrade 2–0 0–4
Feyenoord   1–1 (a)   UTA Arad 1–1 0–0
EPA Larnaca   0–16   Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–6 0–10
Everton   9–2   Keflavík 6–2 3–0
Jeunesse Esch   1–7   Panathinaikos 1–2 0–5
Slovan Bratislava   4–3   Boldklubben 1903 2–1 2–2

First legEdit

Cagliari  3–0  Saint-Étienne
Riva   7'70'
Nené   76'
Report
Attendance: 70,000 ca.



IFK Göteborg  0–4  Legia Warszawa
Report Gadocha   45'
Pieszko   52'
Stachurski   82'87'

17 Nëntori  2–2  Ajax
Kazanxhi   60'
Ceco   85'
Report Suurbier   19'58'

Spartak Moscow  3–2  Basel
Osyanin   17'66'
Papayev   76'
Report Odermatt   78'
Benthaus   83'

Glentoran  1–3  Waterford United
Hall   9' Report O'Neill   20'
McGeough   60'
Casey   75'

Celtic  9–0  KPV
Hood   1'23'36' (pen.)
Hughes   15'
McNeill   22'
Johnstone   38'
Wilson   54'70'
Davidson   60'
Report

Fenerbahçe  0–4  Carl Zeiss Jena
Report Krauß   44'
Ducke   70'85'
Vogel   86'

Sporting CP  5–0  Floriana
Peres   1'
Lourenço   6'8'43'61'
Report


Feyenoord  1–1  UTA Arad
Jansen   25' Report Dumitrescu   14'

EPA Larnaca  0–6  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Laumen   6'35'
Köppel   28'48'
Netzer   57'
Heynckes   84'

Everton  6–2  Keflavík
Ball   39'58'67'
Kendall   41'
Royle   51'70'
Report West   11' (o.g.)
Ragnarsson   78'


Second legEdit

Cagliari won 3–1 on aggregate.


Austria Wien  1–2  Atlético Madrid
Krieger   20' (pen.) Report Aragonés   42'
Gárate   84'

Atlético Madrid won 4–1 on aggregate.


Standard Liège  5–0  Rosenborg
Pilot   2'75'
Cvetler   4'
Depireux   26'
Semmeling   62'
Report

Standard Liège won 7–0 on aggregate.


Legia Warszawa won 6–1 on aggregate.


Ajax  2–0  17 Nëntori
Keizer   8'
Swart   70'
Report

Ajax won 4–2 on aggregate.


Basel  2–1  Spartak Moscow
Siegenthaler   48'
Balmer   55'
Report Khusainov   84'

Spartak Moscow 4–4 Basel on aggregate. Basel won on away goals.


Waterford United won 4–1 on aggregate.


KPV  0–5  Celtic
Report Wallace   26'46'
Callaghan   35'
Davidson   51'
Lennox   72'

Celtic won 14–0 on aggregate.


Carl Zeiss Jena won 5–0 on aggregate.


Floriana  0–4  Sporting CP
Report Fernandes   30'65'
Dinis   57'
Tomé   73'

Sporting CP won 9–0 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade won 4–2 on aggregate.


Feyenoord 1–1 UTA Arad on aggregate. UTA Arad won on away goals.


Borussia Mönchengladbach  10–0  EPA Larnaca
Netzer   19'
Wimmer   30'
Köppel   35'60'
Dietrich   40'
Sieloff   44' (pen.)
Laumen   50'56'
Heynckes   73'
Vogts   82'
Report

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 16–0 on aggregate.


Keflavík  0–3  Everton
Report Whittle   32'
Royle   38'46'

Everton won 9–2 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos  5–0  Jeunesse Esch
Eleftherakis   16'
Antoniadis   26'29'37'51'
Report

Panathinaikos won 7–1 on aggregate.


Slovan Bratislava won 4–3 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Cagliari   2–4   Atlético Madrid 2–1 0–3
Standard Liège   1–2   Legia Warszawa 1–0 0–2
Ajax   5–1   Basel 3–0 2–1
Waterford United   2–10   Celtic 0–7 2–3
Carl Zeiss Jena   4–2   Sporting CP 2–1 2–1
Red Star Belgrade   6–1   UTA Arad 3–0 3–1
Borussia Mönchengladbach   2–2 (3–4 p)   Everton 1–1 1–1
Panathinaikos   4–2   Slovan Bratislava 3–0 1–2

First legEdit

Cagliari  2–1  Atlético Madrid
Riva   42'
Gori   45+'
Report Aragonés   77'

Standard Liège  1–0  Legia Warszawa
Pilot   76' Report
Attendance: 30,000

Ajax  3–0  Basel
Keizer   17'
van Dijk   23'
Hulshoff   63'
Report

Waterford United  0–7  Celtic
Report Wallace   1'54'56'
Macari   19'87'
Murdoch   27'38'




Second legEdit

Atlético Madrid  3–0  Cagliari
Aragonés   33'72' (pen.)89' Report
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Ronald Jones (Wales)

Atlético Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


Legia Warszawa won 2–1 on aggregate.


Basel  1–2  Ajax
Odermatt   36' (pen.) Report Rijnders   69'
Neeskens   72'

Ajax won 5–1 on aggregate.


Celtic  3–2  Waterford United
Hughes   47'
Johnstone   56'65'
Report McNeill   17' (o.g.)
Matthews   32'

Celtic won 10–2 on aggregate.


Carl Zeiss Jena won 4–2 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade won 6–1 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–2 Everton on aggregate. Everton won on penalties.


Panathinaikos won 4–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Madrid   2–2 (a)   Legia Warszawa 1–0 1–2
Ajax   3–1   Celtic 3–0 0–1
Carl Zeiss Jena   3–6   Red Star Belgrade 3–2 0–4
Everton   1–1 (a)   Panathinaikos 1–1 0–0

First legEdit


Ajax  3–0  Celtic
Cruyff   63'
Hulshoff   70'
Keizer   89'
Report

Carl Zeiss Jena  3–2  Red Star Belgrade
Strempel   16'
Ducke   21'86'
Report Janković   42'
Džajić   58'

Second legEdit

Atlético Madrid 2–2 Legia Warszawa on aggregate. Atlético Madrid won on away goals.


Celtic  1–0  Ajax
Johnstone   27' Report

Ajax won 3–1 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade won 6–3 on aggregate.


Everton 1–1 Panathinaikos on aggregate. Panathinaikos won on away goals.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Atlético Madrid   1–3   Ajax 1–0 0–3
Red Star Belgrade   4–4 (a)   Panathinaikos 4–1 0–3

First legEdit


Red Star Belgrade  4–1  Panathinaikos
Ostojić   14'46'69'
Janković   40'
Report Kamaras   56'
Attendance: 100 000

Second legEdit

Ajax won 3–1 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade 4–4 Panathinaikos on aggregate. Panathinaikos won on away goals.

FinalEdit

Ajax  2–0  Panathinaikos
Van Dijk   5'
Haan   87'
Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 90,000
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)

Top scorersEdit

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