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The 1980–81 European Cup was the 26th season of the European Cup football club tournament, and was won for a third time by Liverpool, who beat six-time champions Real Madrid in the final. In the 11 seasons up to and including this one, there were only four winners of the European Cup (Ajax, Bayern Munich, Nottingham Forest and Liverpool), but there were eleven different runners-up. This record would have continued into the next year as well, but Bayern lost to first-time finalists Aston Villa.

1980–81 European Cup
Paris-Parc-des-Princes.jpg
The Parc des Princes in Paris hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates16 August 1980 – 27 May 1981
Teams33
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Liverpool (3rd title)
Runners-upSpain Real Madrid
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored166 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s)England Terry McDermott
Germany Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Scotland Graeme Souness
(6 goals each)

Nottingham Forest, the defending champions, were eliminated by CSKA Sofia in the first round.

Contents

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Budapest Honvéd   11–0   Valletta 8–0 3–0

First legEdit

Budapest Honvéd  8–0  Valletta
Bodonyi   3'
Garaba   4'
Esterházy   25'
Kocsis   43' (pen.)
Dajka   54'83'
Varga   83'90'
Report

Second legEdit

Valletta  0–3  Budapest Honvéd
Report Esterházy   16'75'
Bodonyi   21'

Budapest Honvéd won 11–0 on aggregate.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Aberdeen   1–0   Austria Wien 1–0 0–0
OPS   2–11   Liverpool 1–1 1–10
CSKA Sofia   2–0   Nottingham Forest 1–0 1–0
Trabzonspor   2–4   Szombierki Bytom 2–1 0–3
Olympiacos   2–7   Bayern Munich 2–4 0–3
Dinamo Tirana   0–3   Ajax 0–2 0–1
ÍBV   1–2   Baník Ostrava 1–1 0–1
Dynamo Berlin   4–2   APOEL 3–0 1–2
Jeunesse Esch   0–9   Spartak Moscow 0–5 0–4
Halmstad   2–3   Esbjerg 0–0 2–3
Limerick   2–7   Real Madrid 1–2 1–5
Sporting CP   0–3   Budapest Honvéd 0–2 0–1
Linfield   0–3   Nantes 0–1 0–2
Internazionale   3–1   Universitatea Craiova 2–0 1–1
Club Brugge   1–5   Basel 0–1 1–4
Viking   3–7   Red Star Belgrade 2–3 1–4

First legEdit

Aberdeen  1–0  Austria Wien
McGhee   31' Report

OPS  1–1  Liverpool
Puotiniemi   81' Report McDermott   15'
Attendance: 14,000

CSKA Sofia  1–0  Nottingham Forest
Yonchev   70' Report

Trabzonspor  2–1  Szombierki Bytom
Ünal   36'
Soyak   54'
Report Wieczorek   87'

Olympiacos  2–4  Bayern Munich
Galakos   26'
Ahlström   82'
Report Dremmler   22'63'
Rummenigge   57'
Kraus   66'

Dinamo Tirana  0–2  Ajax
Report Arnesen   69'89'

ÍBV  1–1  Baník Ostrava
Þorleifsson   28' Report Daněk   42'

Dynamo Berlin  3–0  APOEL
Terletzki   51'
Trieloff   72'
Schulz   87'
Report

Jeunesse Esch  0–5  Spartak Moscow
Report Gavrilov   1'31'68'
Khidiyatullin   43'
Yartsev   84'

Halmstad  0–0  Esbjerg
Report

Limerick  1–2  Real Madrid
Kennedy   51' Report Juanito   71' (pen.)
Pineda   85'
Attendance: 10,000

Sporting CP  0–2  Budapest Honvéd
Report Bodonyi   50'
Nagy   65'

Linfield  0–1  Nantes
Report Amisse   37'

Internazionale  2–0  Universitatea Craiova
Altobelli   8' (pen.)60' Report
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Bernd Stumpf


Viking  2–3  Red Star Belgrade
Svendsen   30'
Sæbø   50'
Report Petrović   70'
Brekke   77' (o.g.)
Repčić   80'

Second legEdit

Aberdeen won 1–0 on aggregate.


Liverpool  10–1  OPS
Souness   5'24'52' (pen.)
McDermott   29'41'83'
Lee   53'
Kennedy   66'
Fairclough   68'81'
Report Armstrong   47'
Attendance: 21,013

Liverpool won 11–2 on aggregate.


CSKA Sofia won 2–0 on aggregate.


Szombierki Bytom  3–0  Trabzonspor
Byś   17'
Ogaza   80'
Sroka   89' (pen.)
Report

Szombierki Bytom won 4–2 on aggregate.


Bayern Munich  3–0  Olympiacos
Hoeneß   2'
Rummenigge   7'
Janzon   68' (pen.)
Report

Bayern Munich won 7–2 on aggregate.


Ajax  1–0  Dinamo Tirana
Lerby   80' (pen.) Report

Ajax won 3–0 on aggregate.


Baník Ostrava  1–0  ÍBV
Vojáček   31' Report

Baník Ostrava won 2–1 on aggregate.


APOEL  2–1  Dynamo Berlin
Hailis   39'
Petrou   48'
Report Seier   86'

Dynamo Berlin won 4–2 on aggregate.


Spartak Moscow  4–0  Jeunesse Esch
Pigat   15' (o.g.)
Rodionov   24'
Gavrilov   40'
Yartsev   88'
Report

Spartak Moscow won 9–0 on aggregate.


Esbjerg  3–2  Halmstad
Iversen   9'
Lauridsen   24'
Nielsen   49'
Report Johansson   31'
Larsson   89'

Esbjerg won 3–2 on aggregate.


Real Madrid  5–1  Limerick
Santillana   15'
Juanito   31'
De Los Santos   69'
Cunningham   71'
Pineda   83'
Report Kennedy   43'

Real Madrid won 7–2 on aggregate.


Budapest Honvéd  1–0  Sporting CP
Dajka   38' Report

Budapest Honvéd won 3–0 on aggregate.


Nantes  2–0  Linfield
Rampillon   17'
Trossero   60'
Report

Nantes won 3–0 on aggregate.


Universitatea Craiova  1–1  Internazionale
Beldeanu   18' Report Muraro   8'
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Talal Tokat

Internazionale won 3–1 on aggregate.


Basel  4–1  Club Brugge
Tanner   14'
Stohler   48' (pen.)
Von Wartburg   55'
Geisser   81'
Report Ceulemans   4'

Basel won 5–1 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade  4–1  Viking
B. Ǵurovski   21'
Janjanin   24'
Petrović   29'
Stamenković   58'
Report Brekke   58'

Red Star Belgrade won 7–3 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Aberdeen   0–5   Liverpool 0–1 0–4
CSKA Sofia   5–0   Szombierki Bytom 4–0 1–0
Bayern Munich   6–3   Ajax 5–1 1–2
Baník Ostrava   1–1 (a)   Dynamo Berlin 0–0 1–1
Spartak Moscow   3–2   Esbjerg 3–0 0–2
Real Madrid   3–0   Budapest Honvéd 1–0 2–0
Nantes   2–3   Internazionale 1–2 1–1
Basel   1–2   Red Star Belgrade 1–0 0–2

First legEdit

Aberdeen  0–1  Liverpool
Report McDermott   5'
Attendance: 24,000

CSKA Sofia  4–0  Szombierki Bytom
Yonchev   22'58'60'
Zdravkov   75'
Report

Bayern Munich  5–1  Ajax
Dürnberger   45'
Rummenigge   51'82'
D. Hoeneß   80'90'
Report Arnesen   37'

Baník Ostrava  0–0  Dynamo Berlin
Report

Spartak Moscow  3–0  Esbjerg
Khidiyatullin   19'70'
Shavlo   39'
Report

Real Madrid  1–0  Budapest Honvéd
Santillana   22' Report

Nantes  1–2  Internazionale
Rio   69' (pen.) Report Altobelli   12'
Prohaska   85'

Second legEdit

Liverpool  4–0  Aberdeen
Miller   37' (o.g.)
Neal   43'
Dalglish   58'
Hansen   71'
Report
Attendance: 36,182

Liverpool won 5–0 on aggregate.


Szombierki Bytom  0–1  CSKA Sofia
Report Dzhevizov   53'

CSKA Sofia won 5–0 on aggregate.


Ajax  2–1  Bayern Munich
Wiggemansen   16'
Rijkaard   18'
Report Rummenigge   81'

Bayern Munich won 6–3 on aggregate.


Dynamo Berlin  1–1  Baník Ostrava
Troppa   58' (pen.) Report Knapp   33' (pen.)

Baník Ostrava 1–1 Dynamo Berlin on aggregate. Baník Ostrava won on away goals.


Esbjerg  2–0  Spartak Moscow
Lauridsen   47'
Iversen   72'
Report

Spartak Moscow won 3–2 on aggregate.


Real Madrid won 3–0 on aggregate.


Internazionale  1–1  Nantes
Altobelli   29' Report Amisse   75'

Internazionale won 3–2 on aggregate.


Red Star Belgrade won 2–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Liverpool   6–1   CSKA Sofia 5–1 1–0
Bayern Munich   6–2   Baník Ostrava 2–0 4–2
Spartak Moscow   0–2   Real Madrid 0–0 0–2
Internazionale   2–1   Red Star Belgrade 1–1 1–0

First legEdit

Liverpool  5–1  CSKA Sofia
Souness   16'51'80'
Lee   45'
McDermott   62'
Report Yonchev   60'
Attendance: 37,255

Bayern Munich  2–0  Baník Ostrava
Janzon   48'
Breitner   89' (pen.)
Report

Spartak Moscow  0–0  Real Madrid
Report
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Joseph Buzek (Austria)

Internazionale  1–1  Red Star Belgrade
Caso   44' Report Repčić   75'

Second legEdit

CSKA Sofia  0–1  Liverpool
Report Johnson   10'
Attendance: 60,000

Liverpool won 6–1 on aggregate.


Baník Ostrava  2–4  Bayern Munich
Němec   69'
Lička   71'
Report D. Hoeneß   8'
Kraus   26'
Röber   32'
Dürnberger   38'

Bayern Munich won 6–2 on aggregate.


Real Madrid  2–0  Spartak Moscow
Isidro   70'80' Report
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Gianfranco Menegali (Italy)

Real Madrid won 2–0 on aggregate.

Internazionale won 2–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Liverpool   1–1 (a)   Bayern Munich 0–0 1–1
Real Madrid   2–1   Internazionale 2–0 0–1

First legEdit

Liverpool  0–0  Bayern Munich
Report
Attendance: 44,543

Second legEdit

Bayern Munich  1–1  Liverpool
Rummenigge   88' Report R. Kennedy   83'
Attendance: 75,000

Liverpool 1–1 Bayern Munich on aggregate. Liverpool won on away goals.

Internazionale  1–0  Real Madrid
Bini   57' Report
Attendance: 85,000

Real Madrid won 2–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Liverpool  1–0  Real Madrid
A. Kennedy   82' Report
Attendance: 48,360

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit