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The 1977–78 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won by defending champions Liverpool in the final against Brugge. The match finished 1–0, starting a run of six consecutive finals that finished 1–0 after 90 minutes, five of them won by English clubs.

1977–78 European Cup
Inside the old Wembley Stadium.jpg
Wembley Stadium in London hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates19 August 1977 – 10 May 1978
Teams31
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Liverpool (2nd title)
Runners-upBelgium Brugge
Tournament statistics
Matches played59
Goals scored162 (2.75 per match)
Top scorer(s)Denmark Allan Simonsen (5 goals)

Contents

BracketEdit

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarter-finals   Semi-finals   Final
   Celtic 5 6 11  
   Jeunesse Esch 0 1 1        Celtic 2 0 2  
   Basel 1 1 2      Wacker 1 3 4  
   Wacker 3 0 3          Wacker 3 0 3  
   Red Star Belgrade 3 3 6          Borussia Mönchengladbach (a) 1 2 3  
   Sligo Rovers 0 0 0        Red Star Belgrade 0 1 1
   Vasas 0 1 1      Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 5 8  
   Borussia Mönchengladbach 3 1 4          Borussia Mönchengladbach 2 0 2  
   Benfica (p) 0 0 0 (4)          Liverpool 1 3 4  
   Torpedo Moscow 0 0 0 (1)        Benfica 1 1 2  
   Trabzonspor 1 0 1      Boldklubben 1903 0 0 0  
   Boldklubben 1903 0 2 2          Benfica 1 1 2
   Liverpool          Liverpool 2 4 6  
 bye        Liverpool 5 1 6
   Dynamo Dresden 2 1 3      Dynamo Dresden 1 2 3  
   Halmstad 0 2 2          Liverpool 1
   Levski-Spartak 3 2 5          Brugge 0
   Śląsk Wrocław 0 2 2        Levski-Spartak 1 1 2  
   Lillestrøm 2 0 2      Ajax 2 2 4  
   Ajax 0 4 4          Ajax 1 1 2 (0)  
   Valur 1 0 1          Juventus 1 1 2 (3)  
   Glentoran 0 2 2        Glentoran 0 0 0
   Omonia 0 0 0      Juventus 1 5 6  
   Juventus 3 2 5          Juventus 1 0 1
   KuPS 0 2 2          Brugge 0 2 2  
   Brugge 4 5 9        Club Brugge 2 0 2  
   Floriana 1 0 1      Panathinaikos 0 1 1  
   Panathinaikos 1 4 5          Brugge 2 2 4
   Dukla Prague 1 0 1          Atlético Madrid 0 3 3  
   Nantes (a) 1 0 1        Nantes 1 1 2
   Dinamo București 2 0 2      Atlético Madrid 1 2 3  
   Atlético Madrid 1 2 3  

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celtic   11–1   Jeunesse Esch 5–0 6–1
Basel   2–3   Wacker 1–3 1–0
Red Star Belgrade   6–0   Sligo Rovers 3–0 3–0
Vasas   1–4   Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–3 1–1
Benfica   0–0 (4–1 p)   Torpedo Moscow 0–0 0–0
Trabzonspor   1–2   Boldklubben 1903 1–0 0–2
Liverpool   Bye
Dynamo Dresden   3–2   Halmstad 2–0 1–2
Levski-Spartak   5–2   Śląsk Wrocław 3–0 2–2
Lillestrøm   2–4   Ajax 2–0 0–4
Valur   1–2   Glentoran 1–0 0–2
Omonia   0–5   Juventus 0–3 0–2
KuPS   2–9   Club Brugge 0–4 2–5
Floriana   1–5   Panathinaikos 1–1 0–4
Dukla Prague   1–1 (a)   Nantes 1–1 0–0
Dinamo București   2–3   Atlético Madrid 2–1 0–2

First legEdit

Celtic  5–0  Jeunesse Esch
MacDonald   15'
Craig   33'58'
Wilson   36'
McLaughlin   83'
Report
Attendance: 22,000

Basel  1–3  Wacker
Von Wartburg   22' Report Welzl   41'45' (pen.)
Constantini   51'
Attendance: 18,000

Red Star Belgrade  3–0  Sligo Rovers
Džajić   54'80'
Filipović   67'
Report

Vasas  0–3  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Schäfer   17'
Simonsen   34'
Wohlers   45'
Attendance: 40,000

Benfica  0–0  Torpedo Moscow
Report
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)

Trabzonspor  1–0  Boldklubben 1903
Ergün   75' Report

Dynamo Dresden  2–0  Halmstad
Heidler   70'
Schade   84'
Report
Attendance: 30,000

Levski-Spartak  3–0  Śląsk Wrocław
Panov   20'
Milanov   40'43'
Report

Lillestrøm  2–0  Ajax
Lønstad   1'
Johansen   13'
Report
Attendance: 21,000

Valur  1–0  Glentoran
Bergs   38' Report
Attendance: 3,116
Referee: Rolf Haugen (Norway)

Omonia  0–3  Juventus
Report Bettega   34'
Fanna   42'
Virdis   59'
Attendance: 12,000

KuPS  0–4  Club Brugge
Report Vandereycken   49'
Cools   51'
Lambert   64'
Davies   78'
Attendance: 2,500

Floriana  1–1  Panathinaikos
Xuereb   16' Report Aslanidis   26'
Attendance: 12,000

Dukla Prague  1–1  Nantes
Vízek   54' Report Amisse   35'
Attendance: 13,885

Dinamo București  2–1  Atlético Madrid
Vrînceanu   14'
Georgescu   73'
Report Pereira   58'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Hilmi Ok (Turkey)

Second legEdit

Jeunesse Esch  1–6  Celtic
Giuliani   30' Report Lennox   30'66'
Glavin   52'
McGrain   56'
Eðvaldsson   66'76'

Celtic won 11–1 on aggregate.


Wacker  0–1  Basel
Report Maissen   62'

Wacker won 3–2 on aggregate.


Sligo Rovers  0–3  Red Star Belgrade
Report Filipović   5'60'
Jovanović   43'

Red Star Belgrade won 6–0 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach  1–1  Vasas
Simonsen   64' Report Izsó   77'

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 4–1 on aggregate.


Torpedo Moscow  0–0 (aet)  Benfica
Report
Penalties
1–4

Benfica 0–0 Torpedo Moscow on aggregate. Benfica won on penalties.


Boldklubben 1903  2–0  Trabzonspor
Francker   40'82' Report

Boldklubben 1903 won 2–1 on aggregate.


Halmstad  2–1  Dynamo Dresden
Johansson   17'
Larsson   88'
Report Heidler   64'

Dynamo Dresden won 3–2 on aggregate.


Śląsk Wrocław  2–2  Levski-Spartak
Pawłowski   22'
Kopycki   75'
Report Panov   29'58'

Levski-Spartak won 5–2 on aggregate.


Ajax  4–0  Lillestrøm
Birkelund   10' (o.g.)
Geels   31'
Ling   51'72'
Report

Ajax won 4–2 on aggregate.


Glentoran  2–0  Valur
Robson   18'
Jamison   73'
Report

Glentoran won 2–1 on aggregate.


Juventus  2–0  Omonia
Boninsegna   11'
Virdis   75'
Report

Juventus won 5–0 on aggregate.


Club Brugge  5–2  KuPS
Davies   17'35'
Vandereycken   33'
Simoen   47'
Maes   85'
Report Mönkkönen   20'
Loikkanen   63'

Club Brugge won 9–2 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos  4–0  Floriana
Álvarez   24'
Antoniadis   35'40' (pen.)
Gonios   85'
Report

Panathinaikos won 5–1 on aggregate.


Nantes  0–0  Dukla Prague
Report

Dukla Prague 1–1 Nantes. Nantes won on away goals.


Atlético Madrid  2–0  Dinamo București
Benegas   67'
Cano   81'
Report

Atlético Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Celtic   2–4   Wacker 2–1 0–3
Red Star Belgrade   1–8   Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–3 1–5
Benfica   2–0   Boldklubben 1903 1–0 1–0
Liverpool   6–3   Dynamo Dresden 5–1 1–2
Levski-Spartak   2–4   Ajax 1–2 1–2
Glentoran   0–6   Juventus 0–1 0–5
Club Brugge   2–1   Panathinaikos 2–0 0–1
Nantes   2–3   Atlético Madrid 1–1 1–2

First legEdit

Celtic  2–1  Wacker
Craig   49'
Burns   78'
Report Kriess   54'


Benfica  1–0  Boldklubben 1903
Pietra   49' (pen.) Report

Liverpool  5–1  Dynamo Dresden
Hansen   14'
Case   21'57'
Neal   44' (pen.)
Kennedy   66'
Report Häfner   76'

Levski-Spartak  1–2  Ajax
Voynov   80' (pen.) Report Geels   30'
Erkens   79'

Glentoran  0–1  Juventus
Report Causio   38'

Club Brugge  2–0  Panathinaikos
Davies   24' (pen.)
Cools   72'
Report

Nantes  1–1  Atlético Madrid
Lacombe   48' Report Marcial   42'

Second legEdit

Wacker  3–0  Celtic
Welzl   4'
Stering   21'
Oberacher   27'
Report
Attendance: 18,000

Wacker won 4–2 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach  5–1  Red Star Belgrade
Simonsen   17'32'
Heynckes   60'
Nikolić   62' (o.g.)
Wittkamp   87'
Report Sušić   44'

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 8–1 on aggregate.


Boldklubben 1903  0–1  Benfica
Report Pietra   50'
Attendance: 17,000

Benfica won 2–0 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden  2–1  Liverpool
Kotte   47'
Sachse   52'
Report Heighway   67'
Attendance: 33,000

Liverpool won 6–3 on aggregate.


Ajax  2–1  Levski-Spartak
Lerby   41'
Geels   53'
Report Milanov   41'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Ajax won 4–2 on aggregate.


Juventus  5–0  Glentoran
Virdis   10'20'
Boninsegna   53'
Fanna   70'
Benetti   77'
Report
Attendance: 35,000

Juventus won 6–0 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos  1–0  Club Brugge
Gonios   82' Report
Attendance: 25,000

Club Brugge won 2–1 on aggregate.


Atlético Madrid  2–1  Nantes
Cano   76'
Pereira   80'
Report Lacombe   31'

Atlético Madrid won 3–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wacker   3–3 (a)   Borussia Mönchengladbach 3–1 0–2
Benfica   2–6   Liverpool 1–2 1–4
Ajax   2–2 (0–3 p)   Juventus 1–1 1–1
Club Brugge   4–3   Atlético Madrid 2–0 2–3

First legEdit

Wacker  3–1  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Koncilia   8'
Kriess   23'
Schwarz   27'
Report Heynckes   63'
Attendance: 17,000

Benfica  1–2  Liverpool
Nené   13' Report Case   36'
Hughes   71'
Attendance: 80,000

Ajax  1–1  Juventus
Van Dord   86' Report Causio   89'

Club Brugge  2–0  Atlético Madrid
Courant   44'
De Cubber   57'
Report
Attendance: 32,000

Second legEdit

Borussia Mönchengladbach  2–0  Wacker
Bonhof   19' (pen.)
Heynckes   32'
Report

Wacker 3–3 Borussia Mönchengladbach on aggregate. Borussia Mönchengladbach won on away goals.


Liverpool  4–1  Benfica
Callaghan   6'
Dalglish   17'
McDermott   78'
Neal   88'
Report Nené   25'
Attendance: 48,364

Liverpool won 6–2 on aggregate.


Juventus  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Ajax
Tardelli   21' Report Ling   80'
Penalties
Gentile  
Benetti  
Cabrini  
Causio  
3–0   Geels
  Van Dord
  Ling
Attendance: 67,000

Ajax 2–2 Juventus on aggregate. Juventus won 3–0 on penalties.


Atlético Madrid  3–2  Club Brugge
Benegas   20'
Pina   30'62'
Report Cools   60'
Lambert   69'

Club Brugge won 4–3 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Borussia Mönchengladbach   2–4   Liverpool 2–1 0–3
Juventus   1–2   Club Brugge 1–0 0–2

First legEdit

Borussia Mönchengladbach  2–1  Liverpool
Hannes   28'
Bonhof   89'
Report Johnson   88'
Attendance: 67,000

Juventus  1–0  Club Brugge
Bettega   86' Report
Attendance: 70,000

Second legEdit

Liverpool  3–0  Borussia Mönchengladbach
Kennedy   6'
Dalglish   35'
Case   56'
Report
Attendance: 54,000

Liverpool won 4–2 on aggregate.


Club Brugge  2–0 (a.e.t.)  Juventus
Bastijns   3'
Vandereycken   116'
Report
Attendance: 32,000
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Club Brugge won 2–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Liverpool  1–0  Club Brugge
Dalglish   64' Report MatchCentre
Attendance: 92,000

Top scorersEdit

External linksEdit