1971–72 European Cup

The 1971–72 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the second consecutive time by Ajax, who beat Internazionale in the final. Ajax qualified as the current holders of the European Cup, not as the current national league champion. This was the second year in a row that the European Cup had two Dutch clubs compete.

1971–72 European Cup
Rotterdam De Kuip 9.jpg
De Kuip in Rotterdam hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates19 August 1971 – 31 May 1972
Teams33
Final positions
ChampionsNetherlands Ajax (2nd title)
Runners-upItaly Internazionale
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored175 (2.78 per match)
Top scorer(s)Hungary Antal Dunai
Netherlands Johan Cruyff
Scotland Lou Macari
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Silvester Takač (5 goals each)

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Valencia   4–1   Union Luxembourg 3–1 1–0

First legEdit

Valencia  3–1  Union Luxembourg
Forment   28'
Claramunt   56' (pen.)
Valdez   90'
Report Clemen   16'

Second legEdit

Union Luxembourg  0–1  Valencia
Report Forment   17'

Valencia won 4–1 on aggregate.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille   3–2   Górnik Zabrze 2–1 1–1
Ajax   2–0   Dynamo Dresden 2–0 0–0
Reipas Lahti   1–9   Grasshopper 1–1 0–8
Strømsgodset   1–7   Arsenal 1–3 0–4
Dinamo București   2–2 (a)   Spartak Trnava 0–0 2–2
Feyenoord   17–0   Olympiakos Nicosia 8–0 9–0
Wacker   1–7   Benfica 0–4 1–3
CSKA Sofia   4–0   Partizani 3–0 1–0
Valencia   1–1 (a)   Hajduk Split 0–0 1–1
Újpesti Dózsa   4–1   Malmö FF 4–0 0–1
Boldklubben 1903   2–4   Celtic 2–1 0–3
ÍA   0–4   Sliema Wanderers 0–4 0–0
Internazionale   6–4   AEK Athens 4–1 2–3
Cork Hibernians   1–7   Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–5 1–2
Galatasaray   1–4   CSKA Moscow 1–1 0–3
Standard Liège   5–2   Linfield 2–0 3–2

First legEdit

Marseille  2–1  Górnik Zabrze
Wraży   45' (o.g.)
Skoblar   78'
Report Lubański   28'

Ajax  2–0  Dynamo Dresden
Swart   2'
Keizer   19'
Report

Reipas Lahti  1–1  Grasshopper
Lindholm   75' Report Ohlhauser   63'
Attendance: 1,276

Strømsgodset  1–3  Arsenal
Pettersen   52' Report Simpson   2'
Wølner   20' (o.g.)
Kelly   81'
Attendance: 21,570


Feyenoord  8–0  Olympiakos Nicosia
Maiwald   4'32'
Van Hanegem   9'
Schoenmaker   25'47'49'
Israël   82'
Schneider   88'
Report
Attendance: 51,633

Wacker  0–4  Benfica
Report Graça   15'
Artur Jorge   20'82'
Eusébio   80'
Attendance: 12,000

CSKA Sofia  3–0  Partizani
Atanasov   20'
Nikodimov   44' (pen.)
Marashliev   65'
Report
Attendance: 15,670


Újpesti Dózsa  4–0  Malmö FF
A. Dunai   17'
Bene   28'64'80'
Report

Boldklubben 1903  2–1  Celtic
Johansen   14'24' Report Macari   28'
Attendance: 8,000

ÍA  0–4  Sliema Wanderers
Report Cocks   25'57'68'
Aquilina   81'
Attendance: 3,516
Referee: John Gow (Wales)

Internazionale  4–1  AEK Athens
Mazzola   20'
Facchetti   35'
Jair   44'
Boninsegna   61' (pen.)
Report Pomonis   15'
Attendance: 72,333

Cork Hibernians  0–5  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Wloka   5'30'
Heynckes   19'
Le Fevre   32'39'
Attendance: 8,513
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)

Galatasaray  1–1  CSKA Moscow
Güleş   71' Report Kopeikin   43'

Standard Liège  2–0  Linfield
Semmeling   33'
Takač   87'
Report
Attendance: 25,000

Second legEdit

Górnik Zabrze  1–1  Marseille
Anczok   32' Report Skoblar   53'
Attendance: 48,617

Marseille won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden  0–0  Ajax
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ken Burns (England)

Ajax won 2–0 on aggregate.


Grasshopper  8–0  Reipas Lahti
Müller   1'39'71'85'
Gröbli   31'
Schneeberger   45'
Meier   70'
Mayer   77'
Report
Attendance: 5,200

Grasshopper won 9–1 on aggregate.


Arsenal  4–0  Strømsgodset
Kennedy   6'
Radford   18'58'
Armstrong   78'
Report
Attendance: 27,176

Arsenal won 7–1 on aggregate.


Spartak Trnava  2–2  Dinamo București
Kabát   40'
Dobiaš   69' (pen.)
Report Popescu   64'88'

2–2 on aggregate; Dinamo București won on away goals.


Olympiakos Nicosia  0–9  Feyenoord
Report Van Hanegem   6'82'
Hasil   11'
Wery   20'
Posthumus   31'39'
Israël   61' (pen.)63' (pen.)70'
Attendance: 33,000

Feyenoord won 17–0 on aggregate.


Benfica  3–1  Wacker
Calisto   36'
Artur Jorge   74'
Simões   89'
Report Jara   46'

Benfica won 7–1 on aggregate.


Partizani  0–1  CSKA Sofia
Report Atanasov   57'
Attendance: 18,018
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)

CSKA Sofia won 4–0 on aggregate.


Hajduk Split  1–1  Valencia
Pérez   15' (o.g.) Report Claramunt   55'

1–1 on aggregate; Valencia won on away goals.


Malmö FF  1–0  Újpesti Dózsa
Tapper   11' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 8,233

Újpesti Dózsa won 4–1 on aggregate.


Celtic  3–0  Boldklubben 1903
Wallace   23'85'
Callaghan   79'
Report
Attendance: 53,000

Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sliema Wanderers  0–0  ÍA
Report
Attendance: 1,487
Referee: Tom Reynolds (Wales)

Sliema Wanderers won 4–0 on aggregate.


AEK Athens  3–2  Internazionale
Ventouris   29'
Papaioannou   45'
Nikolaidis   89'
Report Karafeskos   17' (o.g.)
Boninsegna   75'
Attendance: 29,449

Internazionale won 6–4 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach won 7–1 on aggregate.


CSKA Moscow  3–0  Galatasaray
Dorofeev   6'75'
Oglobin   85'
Report

CSKA Moscow won 4–1 on aggregate.


Linfield  2–3  Standard Liège
Magee   57'
Larmour   62'
Report Van Moer   36'
Takač   53'
Piot   86' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,500

Standard Liège won 5–2 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille   2–6   Ajax 1–2 1–4
Grasshopper   0–5   Arsenal 0–2 0–3
Dinamo București   0–5   Feyenoord 0–3 0–2
Benfica   2–1   CSKA Sofia 2–1 0–0
Valencia   1–3   Újpesti Dózsa 0–1 1–2
Celtic   7–1   Sliema Wanderers 5–0 2–1
Internazionale   4–2   Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 0–0
CSKA Moscow   1–2   Standard Liège 1–0 0–2

First legEdit

Marseille  1–2  Ajax
Gress   10' Report Keizer   37'
Cruyff   60'
Attendance: 48,039
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)

Grasshopper  0–2  Arsenal
Report Kennedy   2'
Graham   88'
Attendance: 14,964

Dinamo București  0–3  Feyenoord
Report Wery   38'
Maiwald   43'
Schneider   50'
Attendance: 35,000

Benfica  2–1  CSKA Sofia
Rodrigues   51'
Artur Jorge   63'
Report Zhekov   85'
Attendance: 39,944

Valencia  0–1  Újpesti Dózsa
Report A. Dunai   55'
Attendance: 47,695
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)

Celtic  5–0  Sliema Wanderers
Gemmell   6'
Macari   17'41'
Hood   69'
Brogan   78'
Report
Attendance: 26,647

Borussia Mönchengladbach  7–1  Internazionale
Heynckes   7'44'
Le Fevre   21'34'
Netzer   42'52'
Sieloff   83' (pen.)
[1] Boninsegna   20'

This game was annulled as Inter player Roberto Boninsegna was hit by a Coca-Cola can in the 29th minute.[2][3] The first leg game was replayed after the game that was originally scheduled to be second leg was played, thus the order of legs was switched.

Internazionale  4–2  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bellugi   10'
Boninsegna   13'
Jair   57'
Ghio   90'
Report Le Fevre   38'
Wittkamp   89'
Attendance: 57,413

Second legEdit

Ajax  4–1  Marseille
Cruyff   32, 64'
Swart   37'
Haan   80'
Report Couécou   17'

Ajax won 6–2 on aggregate.


Arsenal  3–0  Grasshopper
Kennedy   40'
George   47'
Radford   84'
Report
Attendance: 31,106
Referee: Ove Dahlberg (Sweden)

Arsenal won 5–0 on aggregate.


Feyenoord  2–0  Dinamo București
Nunweiller   53' (o.g.)
Schoenmaker   64'
Report
Attendance: 60,000

Feyenoord won 5–0 on aggregate.


Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.


Újpesti Dózsa  2–1  Valencia
A. Dunai   51'54' Report Valdez   57'

Újpesti Dózsa won 3–1 on aggregate.


Sliema Wanderers  1–2  Celtic
Cocks   1' Report Hood   42'
Lennox   57'
Attendance: 10,416

Celtic won 7–1 on aggregate.


Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.


Standard Liège  2–0  CSKA Moscow
Takač   7'60' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 38,000

Standard Liège won 2–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax   3–1   Arsenal 2–1 1–0
Feyenoord   2–5   Benfica 1–0 1–5
Újpesti Dózsa   2–3   Celtic 1–2 1–1
Internazionale   2–2 (a)   Standard Liège 1–0 1–2

First legEdit

Ajax  2–1  Arsenal
G. Mühren   25'70' (pen.) Report Kennedy   15'

Feyenoord  1–0  Benfica
Laseroms   50' Report
Attendance: 58,927


Internazionale  1–0  Standard Liège
Jair   80' Report
Attendance: 54,024

Second legEdit

Arsenal  0–1  Ajax
Report Graham   14' (o.g.)
Attendance: 56,145

Ajax won 3–1 on aggregate.


Benfica  5–1  Feyenoord
Nené   6'81'92'
Jordão   30'90'
Report Van Hanegem   75'
Attendance: 69,021
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)

Benfica won 5–2 on aggregate.


Celtic  1–1  Újpesti Dózsa
Macari   62' Report A. Dunai   5'
Attendance: 70,559
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)

Celtic won 3–2 on aggregate.


Standard Liège  2–1  Internazionale
Cvetler   51'
Takač   84' (pen.)
Report Mazzola   80'
Attendance: 26,993
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)

2–2 on aggregate; Internazionale won on away goals.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ajax   1–0   Benfica 1–0 0–0
Internazionale   0–0 (5–4 p)   Celtic 0–0 0–0

First legEdit

Ajax  1–0  Benfica
Swart   64' Report

Internazionale  0–0  Celtic
Report
Attendance: 69,836

Second legEdit

Benfica  0–0  Ajax
Report
Attendance: 58,938

Ajax won 1–0 on aggregate.


0–0 on aggregate; Internazionale won 5–4 on penalties.

During the shoot-out, teams had to take all five penalties even if they could no longer win (the shoot-out would otherwise have ended with a score of 5–3 as Inter went first).

FinalEdit

Ajax  2–0  Internazionale
Cruyff   47'78' Report
Attendance: 61,354

Top scorersEdit

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Johan Cruyff   Ajax 5
  Antal Dunai   Újpesti Dózsa 5
  Lou Macari   Celtic 5
  Silvester Takač   Standard Liège 5
4   Ronnie Cocks   Sliema Wanderers 4
  Willem van Hanegem   Feyenoord 4
  Rinus Israël   Feyenoord 4
  Artur Jorge   Benfica 4
  Ray Kennedy   Arsenal 4
  Kurt Müller   Grasshopper 4
  Lex Schoenmaker   Feyenoord 4

External linksEdit