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The 1972 European Cup Final was a football match held at De Kuip, Rotterdam, on 31 May 1972, that saw Ajax of the Netherlands defeat Internazionale of Italy 2-0. Two second-half goals from Johan Cruyff gave Ajax their second success in the competition, after their 1971 victory. This game is often said to be Total Football's greatest moment, Ajax dominated much of the game as Inter defended desperately.

1972 European Cup Final
1971-72 European Cup Final - AFC Ajax v Inter Milan - Mauro Bellugi & Piet Keizer.jpg
Mauro Bellugi & Piet Keizer
Event1971–72 European Cup
Date31 May 1972
VenueDe Kuip, Rotterdam
Man of the MatchJohan Cruijff
RefereeRobert Helies (France)
Attendance61,354
1971
1973

Route to the finalEdit

  Ajax Round   Internazionale
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Dynamo Dresden 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A) First round   AEK Athens 6–4 4–1 (H) 2–3 (A)
  Marseille 6–2 2–1 (A) 4–1 (H) Second round   Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 4–2 (H) 0–0 (A)
  Arsenal 3–1 2–1 (H) 1–0 (A) Quarter-finals   Standard Liège 2–2 (a) 1–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
  Benfica 1–0 1–0 (H) 0–0 (A) Semi-finals   Celtic 0–0
(5–4 p)
0–0 (H) 0–0 (a.e.t.) (A)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

Ajax  2–0  Internazionale
Cruyff   47'78' Report
Attendance: 61,354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ajax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internazionale
GK 1   Heinz Stuy
DF 3   Wim Suurbier
DF 13   Barry Hulshoff
DF 12   Horst Blankenburg
DF 5   Ruud Krol
MF 7   Johan Neeskens
MF 15   Arie Haan
MF 9   Gerrie Mühren
FW 8   Sjaak Swart
FW 14   Johan Cruyff
FW 11   Piet Keizer (c)
Manager:
  Stefan Kovacs
 
GK 1   Ivano Bordon
DF 2   Mauro Bellugi
DF 3   Giacinto Facchetti
MF 4   Gabriele Oriali
DF 5   Mario Giubertoni   12'
DF 6   Tarcisio Burgnich
FW 7   Jair da Costa   56'
MF 8   Gianfranco Bedin
FW 9   Roberto Boninsegna
MF 10   Sandro Mazzola (c)
MF 11   Mario Frustalupi
Substitutions:
MF 14   Mario Bertini   12'
MF 16   Sergio Pellizzaro   56'
Manager:
  Giovanni Invernizzi

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