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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.

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 (5 goals)

Contents

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'
Referee: Santos Fernando Leite Portugal

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

Reipas Lahti  1–1  Grasshopper
Lindholm   75' Report Ohlhauser   63'

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


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

Wacker  0–4  Benfica
Report Graça   15'
Artur Jorge   20'82'
Eusébio   80'


Valencia  0–0  Hajduk Split
Report

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'

ÍA  0–4  Sliema Wanderers
Report Cocks   25'57'68'
Aquilina   81'

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

Cork Hibernians  0–5  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Wloka   5'30'
Heynckes   19'
Le Fevre   32'39'
Referee: Robert Schaut (BEL)

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

Standard Liège  2–0  Linfield
Semmeling   33'
Takač   87'
Report

Second legEdit

Górnik Zabrze  1–1  Marseille
Anczok   32' Report Skoblar   53'

Marseille won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden  0–0  Ajax
Report

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

Grasshopper won 9–1 on aggregate.


Arsenal  4–0  Strømsgodset
Kennedy   6'
Radford   18'58'
Armstrong   78'
Report

Arsenal won 7–1 on aggregate.


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

Dinamo București won 2–2 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'

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.


CSKA Sofia won 4–0 on aggregate.


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

Valencia won 1–1 on away goals.


Malmö FF  1–0  Újpesti Dózsa
Tapper   11' (pen.) Report

Újpesti Dózsa won 4–1 on aggregate.


Celtic  3–0  Boldklubben 1903
Wallace   23'85'
Callaghan   79'
Report

Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sliema Wanderers  0–0  ÍA
Report

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'

Internazionale won 6–4 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach  2–1  Cork Hibernians
Sieloff   60'
Wimmer   82'
Report Dennehy   32'
Referee: Krnavek (Czech)

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.)

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'

Grasshopper  0–2  Arsenal
Report Kennedy   2'
Graham   88'

Dinamo București  0–3  Feyenoord
Report Wery   38'
Maiwald   43'
Schneider   50'

Benfica  2–1  CSKA Sofia
Rodrigues   51'
Artur Jorge   63'
Report Zhekov   85'

Valencia  0–1  Újpesti Dózsa
Report A. Dunai   55'

Celtic  5–0  Sliema Wanderers
Gemmell   6'
Macari   17'41'
Hood   69'
Brogan   78'
Report

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'

CSKA Moscow  1–0  Standard Liège
Kopeikin   27' Report

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

Arsenal won 5–0 on aggregate.


Feyenoord  2–0  Dinamo București
Nunweiller   53' (o.g.)
Schoenmaker   64'
Report

Feyenoord won 5–0 on aggregate.


CSKA Sofia  0–0  Benfica
Report

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'

Celtic won 7–1 on aggregate.


Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.


Standard Liège  2–0  CSKA Moscow
Takač   7'60' (pen.) Report

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

Újpesti Dózsa  1–2  Celtic
Horváth   64' Report Horváth   19' (o.g.)
Macari   85'

Second legEdit

Arsenal  0–1  Ajax
Report Graham   14' (o.g.)
Attendance: 56,155

Ajax won 3–1 on aggregate.


Benfica  5–1  Feyenoord
Nené   6'81'92'
Jordão   30'90'
Report Van Hanegem   75'

Benfica won 5–2 on aggregate.


Celtic  1–1  Újpesti Dózsa
Macari   62' Report A. Dunai   5'
Referee: Robert Schaut (BEL)

Celtic won 3–2 on aggregate.


Standard Liège  2–1  Internazionale
Cvetler   51'
Takač   84' (pen.)
Report Mazzola   80'

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
Referee: Erich Linemayr (Austria)

Second legEdit

Benfica  0–0  Ajax
Report

Ajax won 1–0 on aggregate.


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

Teams had to shoot all five even if they could not win any more (the shootout would have ended with a score of 5–3 otherwise as Inter took the shots first).

FinalEdit

Ajax  2–0  Internazionale
Cruyff   47'78' Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 67,000

Top scorersEdit

The top scorers from the 1972–73 European Cup (excluding preliminary round and annulled game) are as follows:

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