1981 European Cup Winners' Cup Final
The 1981 European Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested on 13 May 1981 between Dinamo Tbilisi of the Soviet Union and Carl Zeiss Jena of East Germany. It was the final game of the 1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup, and the 21st European Cup Winners' Cup final, held at Rheinstadion in Düsseldorf, West Germany. Only 4,750 people attended the match, though some sources claim there were 9,000 people. Dinamo Tbilisi won the match 2–1 thanks to goals by Vladimir Gutsaev and Vitaly Daraselia.
|Event||1980–81 European Cup Winners' Cup|
|Date||13 May 1981|
|Referee||Riccardo Lattanzi (Italy)|
Road to the finalEdit
|Dinamo Tbilisi||Round||Carl Zeiss Jena|
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Stages||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Kastoria||2–0||0–0 (A)||2–0 (H)||First round||Roma||4–3||0–3 (A)||4–0 (H)|
|Waterford United||5–0||1–0 (A)||4–0 (H)||Second round||Valencia||3–2||3–1 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|West Ham United||4–2||4–1 (A)||0–1 (H)||Quarter-finals||Newport County||3–2||2–2 (H)||1–0 (A)|
|Feyenoord||3–2||3–0 (H)||0–2 (A)||Semi-finals||Benfica||2–1||2–0 (H)||0–1 (A)|
|Dinamo Tbilisi||2–1||Carl Zeiss Jena|
Carl Zeiss Jena
- McCracken, Craig (7 September 2015). "How Dinamo Tbilisi enthralled British football fans in the midst of the Cold War". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 May 2020.