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The 1976 European Cup Final was a football match held at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on 12 May 1976, that saw Bayern Munich of West Germany defeat Saint-Étienne of France 1–0.

1976 European Cup Final
1976 European Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event1975–76 European Cup
Date12 May 1976
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeKároly Palotai (Hungary)


Route to the finalEdit

  Bayern Munich Round   Saint-Étienne
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Jeunesse Esch 8–1 5–0 (A) 3–1 (H) First round   Kjøbenhavns Boldklub 5–1 2–0 (A) 3–1 (H)
  Malmö 2–1 0–1 (A) 2–0 (H) Second round   Rangers 4–1 2–0 (H) 2–1 (A)
  Benfica 5–1 0–0 (A) 5–1 (H) Quarter-finals   Dynamo Kyiv 3–2 0–2 (A) 3–0 (H)
  Real Madrid 3–1 1–1 (A) 2–0 (H) Semi-finals   PSV Eindhoven 1–0 1–0 (H) 0–0 (A)



The match took place at Hampden Park in Glasgow, a city that already had seen Saint-Étienne defeat local team Rangers during the competition. Les Verts were playing against Bayern Munich, a team that was hoping to win a third consecutive European Cup.

The game began with Gerd Müller finding the back of the net after Bernd Dürnberger won the ball in his own half and went on a 50-metre solo run; however, Müller's effort was disallowed for offside by the Hungarian referee Károly Palotai. In the 37th minute, Uli Hoeneß took a shot but it did not worry goalkeeper Ivan Ćurković. Saint-Étienne had plenty of chances to score though, at the 34th minute Dominique Bathenay's shot hit the crossbar, with Bayern's keeper Sepp Maier beaten. Five minutes later, Jacques Santini connected with a cross from Christian Sarramagna, but his shot went just wide of the goalpost. After the final, French people called Hampden Park's goalposts "les poteaux carrés" (English: the square posts).[2]

After the start of the second half, Bayern Munich were more confident. In the 57th minute, Franz Beckenbauer passed to Gerd Müller, who was tackled by Osvaldo Piazza and the referee gave a free-kick to the German team from 20 metres out, just left of the penalty arc. Franz Beckenbauer tipped the ball to Roth on his right who scored half high into the left side of the goal. After this, les Verts tried everything. Robert Herbin chose to substitute Christian Sarramagna for Dominique Rocheteau but to no avail.

At the end of the match, Saint-Étienne's players were crying, because they felt that they had been unlucky, but their supporters were congratulating them, and their return in France was heroic, even though they were defeated.


Bayern Munich  1–0  Saint-Étienne
Roth   57' Report
Attendance: 54,670
Bayern Munich
GK 1   Sepp Maier
DF 2   Johnny Hansen
DF 3   Udo Horsmann
DF 4   Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck
DF 5   Franz Beckenbauer (c)
MF 6   Franz Roth
FW 7   Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
MF 8   Bernd Dürnberger
FW 9   Gerd Müller
FW 10   Uli Hoeneß
MF 11   Jupp Kapellmann
GK 22   Hugo Robl
  Dettmar Cramer
GK 1   Ivan Ćurković
DF 2   Gérard Janvion
DF 3   Pierre Repellini
DF 4   Osvaldo Piazza
DF 5   Christian Lopez
MF 6   Dominique Bathenay
MF 7   Patrick Revelli
MF 8   Jean-Michel Larqué (c)
FW 9   Hervé Revelli
MF 10   Jacques Santini
FW 11   Christian Sarramagna   83'
FW 12   Dominique Rocheteau   83'
GK 16   Jean Castaneda
  Robert Herbin

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ Pattullo, Alan (5 June 2012). "St Etienne dream of squaring up to Hampden goalposts". The Scotsman. Johnston Press. Retrieved 5 June 2012.

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