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1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final

The 1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested by Chelsea F.C. of England and Real Madrid of Spain. It was the final match of the 1971 competition and the 11th European Cup Winners' Cup final in all.[1][2]

1971 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
Event1970–71 European Cup Winners' Cup
Chelsea won after a replay
After extra time
Date19 May 1971 (1971-05-19)
VenueKaraiskakis Stadium, Athens
RefereeRudolf Scheurer (Switzerland)
Date21 May 1971 (1971-05-21)
VenueKaraiskakis Stadium, Athens
RefereeAnton Bucheli (Switzerland)


Route to the finalEdit

  Chelsea   Real Madrid
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Aris Thessaloniki 6–2 1–1 (A) 5–1 (H) First round   Hibernians 5–0 0–0 (A) 5–0 (H)
  CSKA Sofia 2–0 1–0 (A) 1–0 (H) Second round   Wacker Innsbruck 2–1 0–1 (H) 2–0 (A)
  Club Brugge 4–2 0–2 (A) 4–0 (a.e.t.) (H) Quarter-finals   Cardiff City 2–1 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H)
  Manchester City 2–0 1–0 (H) 1–0 (A) Semi-finals   PSV Eindhoven 2–1 0–0 (A) 2–1 (H)

Match reviewEdit

The Spanish club were challenging for their seventh European trophy overall, a record among European clubs at the time, while the West Londoners were seeking their first ever European honour. The final took place on 19 May 1971 and was staged at Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens, Greece[3], which was filled to capacity by traveling fans of both clubs as well as local football aficionados. Chelsea went ahead with a Peter Osgood left-foot volley from inside the area, after a Boyle-Cooke combination, but Real, demonstrating their "exceptional ball skills", pressed back and eventually equalised in the last minute with Ignacio Zoco.[4] There were no further goals scored in extra time, so the final went to a replay game.[5]

The replay was staged at the same venue two days later, on a Friday, with markedly lower attendance. Most of the clubs' fans had left, having booked return tickets on the assumption that, as usual, the final would be decided in one game, although a number of Chelsea's followers stayed on, "sleeping in the rough" around the city.[6] Chelsea scored two goals with Peter Osgood and John Dempsey in the first half. Real's Sebastián Fleitas scored 15 minutes before the end of the game but Chelsea hung on to win 2–1 and become the third London club to win the trophy.

Match detailsEdit

Chelsea  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Real Madrid
Osgood   56' Report Report 2 Zoco   90'
Real Madrid CF
GK 1   Peter Bonetti
DF 2   John Boyle
DF 3   Ron Harris (c)
MF 4   John Hollins   91'
DF 5   John Dempsey
DF 6   David Webb
W 7   Keith Weller
MF 8   Alan Hudson
ST 9   Peter Osgood   86'
MF 10   Charlie Cooke
W 11   Peter Houseman
DF 14   Paddy Mulligan   91'
ST 15   Tommy Baldwin   86'
  Dave Sexton
GK 1   Jose Luis Borja
DF 2   José Luis
DF 3   Gregorio Benito
DF 4   Ignacio Zoco
MF 5   Pirri
DF 6   Fernando Zunzunegui
MF 7   Ramón Grosso
MF 8   Manuel Velázquez
MF 9   Miguel Pérez   65'
FW 10   Amancio Amaro
FW 11   Francisco Gento (c)   70'
MF 12   Sebastián Fleitas   65'
FW 13   Toni Grande   70'
  Miguel Muñoz


Chelsea  2–1  Real Madrid
Dempsey   33'
Osgood   39'
Report Report 2 Fleitas   75'
GK 1   Peter Bonetti
RB 2   John Boyle
CB 6   David Webb
CB 5   John Dempsey
LB 3   Ron Harris (c)
CM 4   Charlie Cooke
CM 10   Alan Hudson
RW 7   Keith Weller
LW 11   Peter Houseman
CF 8   Tommy Baldwin
CF 9   Peter Osgood   73'
DF 14   Paddy Mulligan
CF 15   Derek Smethurst   73'
  Dave Sexton
GK 1   Jose Luis Borja
RB 2   José Luis
SW 6   Ignacio Zoco
CB 5   Gregorio Benito
LB 3   Fernando Zunzunegui
CM 10   Manuel Velázquez   75'
DM 4   Pirri (c)
CM 9   Ramón Grosso
RW 7   Sebastián Fleitas
CF 8   Amancio Amaro
LW 11   Manuel Bueno   60'
DM 15   Toni Grande   60'
LW 16   Francisco Gento   75'
  Miguel Muñoz

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