1972–73 UEFA Cup

The 1972–73 UEFA Cup was won by Liverpool over Borussia Mönchengladbach on aggregate.

1972–73 UEFA Cup
Tournament details
Dates13 September 1972 – 23 May 1973
Teams64
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Liverpool (1st title)
Runners-upWest Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach
Tournament statistics
Matches played124
Goals scored405 (3.27 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Jupp Heynckes
Netherlands Jan Jeuring (12 each)

A new team distribution was decided by UEFA, abolishing the Fairs Cup criteria. Two clubs for a nation became the ordinary assignment. However, the five strongest federations had a third club, and the three biggest ones a fourth team: consequently, the eight minor nations could enlist a single club only.[1][2]

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Aberdeen F.C.   5–9   Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–3 (Report) 3–6 (Report)
Atvidabergs FF   5–6   Club Brugge 3–5 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
Manchester City F.C.   3–4   Valencia CF 2–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
F.C. Lyn Oslo   3–12   Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 3–6 (Report) 0–6 (Report)
1. FC Köln   5–1   Bohemian F.C. 2–1 (Report) 3–0 (Report)
Budapest Honvéd FC   4–0   Partick Thistle F.C. 1–0 (Report) 3–0 (Report)
Viking F.K.   1–0   IBV 1–0 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Feyenoord Rotterdam   21–0   US Rumelange 9–0 (Report) 12–0 (Report)
Liverpool F.C.   2–0   Eintracht Frankfurt 2–0 (Report) 0–0 (Report)
Nîmes Olympique   2–4   Grasshopper Club Zürich 1–2 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Vitória FC   6–2   Zaglebie Sosnowiec 6–1 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Stoke City F.C.   3–5   1. FC Kaiserslautern 3–1 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
Racing White   0–3   GD Cuf 0–1 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Torino   2–4   Las Palmas 2–0 (Report) 0–4 (Report)
FC Sochaux-Montbéliard   2–5   BK Frem 1–3 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Olympiacos   3–1   Cagliari 2–1 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Angers SCO   2–3   BFC Dynamo 1–1 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
F.C. Porto   4–1   FC Barcelona 3–1 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Universitatea Cluj   5–6   Levski-Spartak Sofia 4–1 (Report) 1–5 (Report)
Red Star Belgrade   7–4   Lausanne Sports 5–1 (Report) 2–3 (Report)
Internazionale   7–1   Valletta 6–1 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
PFC Beroe Stara Zagora   10–1   FK Austria Wien 7–0 (Report) 3–1 (Report)
UTA Arad   1–4   IFK Norrköping 1–2 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
EPA Larnaca FC   0–2   FC Ararat Yerevan 0–1 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
AEK   4–2   Salgótarján BTC 3–1 (Report) 1–1 (Report)
Eskişehirspor   1–5   Fiorentina 1–2 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
Dukla Prague   3–5   OFK Beograd 2–2 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
ŠK Slovan Bratislava   8–1   FK Vojvodina 6–0 (Report) 2–1 (Report)
FC Dinamo Tbilisi   3–4   FC Twente 3–2 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Ruch Chorzów   3–1   Fenerbahçe SK 3–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Dynamo Dresden   4–2   SK VÖEST Linz 2–0 (Report) 2–2 (Report)
Hvidovre IF   (wo)   HJK Helsinki - (Report)

First legEdit

Torino  2–0  Las Palmas
Toschi   11'   44'
Attendance: 15,000

1. FC Köln  2–1  Bohemian F.C.
Flohe   48'   65' Daly   24'

Olympiacos  2–1  Cagliari
Gioutsos   2'
Triantafyllos   51'
Domenghini   66'

Universitatea Cluj  4–1  Levski Spartak Sofia
Report

Internazionale  6–1  Valletta
Boninsegna   11' (pen.)   29'   45'   65'
Massa   23'
Bedin   33'
Borg   34'

UTA Arad  1–2  Norrköping
Report

Eskişehirspor  1–2  Fiorentina
Vahap   73' Sormani   36'
Clerici   85'

Second legEdit

Las Palmas  4–0  Torino
Soto   5'   48'
Germán   40'   74'

Las Palmas won 4–2 on aggregate.


  Bohemian F.C.0–31. FC Köln  
Flohe   76'
Kapellmann   81'
Lauscher   84'
Attendance: 10,800

1. FC Köln won 5–1 on aggregate.


Cagliari  0–1  Olympiacos
Niccolai   10' (o.g.)

Olympiacos won 3–1 on aggregate.


Levski Spartak Sofia  5–1 (a.e.t.)  Universitatea Cluj
Report
Attendance: 4,000

Levski Spartak Sofia won 6–5 on aggregate.


Valletta  0–1  Internazionale
Massa   23'

Internazionale won 7–1 on aggregate.


Norrköping  2–0  UTA Arad
Report

Norrköping won 4–1 on aggregate.


Fiorentina  3–0  Eskişehirspor
Clerici   6'   74' (pen.)
Saltutti   34'

Fiorentina won 5–1 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
BFC Dynamo   3–2   Levski-Spartak Sofia 3–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Borussia Mönchengladbach   6–1   Hvidovre IF 3–0 (Report) 3–1 (Report)
F.C. Porto   5–3   Club Brugge 3–0 (Report) 2–3 (Report)
Tottenham Hotspur F.C.   4–1   Olympiacos 4–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Red Star Belgrade   4–1   Valencia CF 3–1 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Internazionale   4–2   IFK Norrköping 2–2 (Report) 2–0 (Report)
Viking F.K.   2–9   1. FC Köln 1–0 (Report) 1–9 (Report)
PFC Beroe Stara Zagora   3–1   Budapest Honvéd FC 3–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
Feyenoord Rotterdam   5–5(a)   OFK Beograd 4–3 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Liverpool F.C.   6–1   AEK 3–0 (Report) 3–1 (Report)
Vitória FC   (a)2–2   Fiorentina 1–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Grasshopper Club Zürich   3–7   FC Ararat Yerevan 1–3 (Report) 2–4 (Report)
GD CUF   2–3   1. FC Kaiserslautern 1–3 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Las Palmas   3–2   ŠK Slovan Bratislava 2–2 (Report) 1–0 (Report)
Ruch Chorzów   0–4   Dynamo Dresden 0–1 (Report) 0–3 (Report)
BK Frem   0–9   FC Twente 0–5 (Report) 0–4 (Report)

First legEdit

Internazionale  2–2  IFK Norrköping
Massa   2'   48' Jansson   5'
Kindvall   38'

Vitória FC  1–0  Fiorentina
Machado   60'

Second legEdit

Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.


Fiorentina  2–1  Vitória FC
Clerici   1'
Perego   21'
Duda   28'

Fiorentina 2–2 Vitória FC on aggregate. Vitória FC won on away goals rule.

Third roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
FC Ararat Yerevan   2–2(p)   1. FC Kaiserslautern 2–0 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
1. FC Köln   0–5   Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–0 (Report) 0–5 (Report)
Tottenham Hotspur F.C.   2–1   Red Star Belgrade 2–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
FC Twente   4–2   Las Palmas 3–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
OFK Beograd   3–1   PFC Beroe Stara Zagora 0–0 (Report) 3–1 (Report)
Vitória FC   2–1   Internazionale 2–0 (Report) 0–1 (Report)
BFC Dynamo   1–3   Liverpool F.C. 0–0 (Report) 1–3 (Report)
F.C. Porto   1–3   Dynamo Dresden 1–2 (Report) 0–1 (Report)

First legEdit

BFC Dynamo  0-0  Liverpool FC
Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Muzzafer Saridana

Vitória FC  2–0  Internazionale
Machado   13'
Bini   83' (o.g.)

Second legEdit

Liverpool FC  3-1  BFC Dynamo
Boersma, Heighway, Toshack Netz
Attendance: 34,280
Referee: Petar Nikolow

Internazionale  1–0  Vitória FC
Boninsegna   27' (pen.)

Vitória FC won 2–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
1. FC Kaiserslautern   2–9   Borussia Mönchengladbach 1–2 (Report) 1–7 (Report)
OFK Beograd   3–4   FC Twente 3–2 (Report) 0–2 (Report)
Tottenham Hotspur F.C.   (a)2–2   Vitória FC 1–0 (Report) 1–2 (Report)
Liverpool F.C.   3–0   Dynamo Dresden 2–0 (Report) 1–0 (Report)

Semi-finalsEdit

SummaryEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Liverpool   2–2 (a)   Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 1–2
Borussia Mönchengladbach   5–1   Twente 3–0 2–1

MatchesEdit

Liverpool  1–0  Tottenham Hotspur
Report
Attendance: 42,174[3]
Referee: Bertil Lööw (Sweden)
Tottenham Hotspur  2–1  Liverpool
Report
Attendance: 46,919[4]
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)

2–2 on aggregate. Liverpool won on away goals.


Borussia Mönchengladbach  3–0  Twente
Report
Attendance: 34,110[5]
Referee: Petar Hristov (Bulgaria)
Twente  1–2  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report
Attendance: 25,000[6]
Referee: John Carpenter (Republic of Ireland)

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 5–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

First legEdit

Liverpool  3–0  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Keegan   21'32'
Lloyd   61'
Attendance: 41,169

Second legEdit

Liverpool won 3–2 on aggregate.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The five most successful nations in the first 15 years of the European football were Spain, Italy, England, Portugal and West Germany. If Italy and England easily became part of the big three, Francoist Spain was opposed by the Eastern bloc for political reasons, so West Germany obtained its position underlining its economic strength.
  2. ^ Albania and Northern Ireland did not join, so they were substituted by clubs from France and Yugoslavia.
  3. ^ "Liverpool FC – Tottenham Hotspur 1:0 (Europa League 1972/1973, Semi-finals)".
  4. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur – Liverpool FC 2:1 (Europa League 1972/1973, Semi-finals)".
  5. ^ "Bor. Mönchengladbach – FC Twente 3:0 (Europa League 1972/1973, Semi-finals)".
  6. ^ "FC Twente – Bor. Mönchengladbach 1:2 (Europa League 1972/1973, Semi-finals)".

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