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The 1987–88 European Cup was the 33rd season of the European Cup club football tournament. The competition was won for the first time by PSV Eindhoven, who defeated two-time winners Benfica in the final at Neckarstadion in Stuttgart. PSV became the first Dutch team to win the title in 15 years. They also set a record by winning only three matches on their route to the Cup, including no wins from the quarter-final onwards.

1987–88 European Cup
Neckarstadion 2011 - 2.jpg
The Neckarstadion in Stuttgart hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates16 September 1987 – 25 May 1988
Teams32
Final positions
ChampionsNetherlands PSV Eindhoven (1st title)
Runners-upPortugal Benfica
Tournament statistics
Matches played61
Goals scored143 (2.34 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Rui Águas
Romania Gheorghe Hagi
Algeria Rabah Madjer
Scotland Ally McCoist
Spain Míchel
Czech Republic Petar Novák
Netherlands René van der Gijp
(4 goals each)

Porto, the defending champions, were eliminated by Real Madrid in the second round.

English clubs were still banned, following the Heysel Stadium disaster of 1985, so Everton were denied a place in the competition for the second time in three years.

Contents

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Neuchâtel Xamax   6–2   Kuusysi 5–0 1–2
Bayern Munich   5–0   CSKA Sredets 4–0 1–0
Real Madrid   3–1   Napoli 2–0 1–1
Porto   6–0   Vardar 3–0 3–0
Lillestrøm   5–3   Linfield 1–1 4–2
Bordeaux   4–0   Dynamo Berlin 2–0 2–0
Rapid Wien   7–0   Ħamrun Spartans 6–0 1–0
PSV Eindhoven   3–2   Galatasaray 3–0 0–2
Steaua București   4–2   MTK 4–0 0–2
Shamrock Rovers   0–1   Omonia 0–1 0–0
Dynamo Kyiv   1–2   Rangers 1–0 0–2
Olympiacos   2–3   Górnik Zabrze 1–1 1–2
AGF Aarhus   4–2   Jeunesse Esch 4–1 0–1
Benfica   4–0   Partizani 4–0 (w/o)1
Fram   0–10   Sparta Prague 0–2 0–8
Malmö FF   1–2   Anderlecht 0–1 1–1

1 Partizani Tirana were disqualified from the competition by UEFA because they had four players sent off in their first leg.

First legEdit

Neuchâtel Xamax  5–0  Kuusysi
Van der Gijp   9'20'75'
Hermann   31'
Sutter   50'
Report

Bayern Munich  4–0  CFKA Sredets
Wegmann   32'64'
Dorfner   37'
Brehme   56'
Report
Attendance: 17,500

Real Madrid  2–0  Napoli
Míchel   18' (pen.)
De Napoli   76' (o.g.)
Report

This game was played behind closed doors due to a UEFA ban resulting from the incidents in the match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich the previous season.


Porto  3–0  Vardar
Madjer   14'84'
Sousa   51'
Report
Attendance: 55,000

Lillestrøm  1–1  Linfield
Olsen   45' Report Baxter   74'
Attendance: 1,123
Referee: Kaj Natri (Finland)

Bordeaux  2–0  Dynamo Berlin
Ferreri   47'58' Report

Rapid Wien  6–0  Ħamrun Spartans
Kranjčar   9' (pen.)43'
Stojadinović   29'81'88'
Willfurth   78'
Report

PSV Eindhoven  3–0  Galatasaray
Gillhaus   56'
Koeman   75'
Koot   89'
Report

Steaua București  4–0  MTK
Hagi   11'26'
Bölöni   63'
Lăcătuș   83'
Report

Shamrock Rovers  0–1  Omonia
Report Theofanous   10'
Attendance: 2,489

Dynamo Kyiv  1–0  Rangers
Mykhaylychenko   74' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 100,000

Olympiacos  1–1  Górnik Zabrze
Alexiou   19' Report Klemenz   27'

AGF Aarhus  4–1  Jeunesse Esch
Beck Andersen   1'
Lundkvist   8'19'
Bartram   43' (pen.)
Report Scholten   73'

Benfica  4–0  Partizani
Hametaj   37' (o.g.)
Mozer   81'
Águas   86'90'
Report
Attendance: 45,000

Fram  0–2  Sparta Prague
Report Skuhravý   78'
Novák   86'

Malmö FF  0–1  Anderlecht
Report Vervoort   37'
Attendance: 10,528

Second legEdit

Kuusysi  2–1  Neuchâtel Xamax
Lius   7'
Kousa   28'
Report Van der Gijp   9'
Attendance: 3,000

Neuchâtel Xamax won 6–2 on aggregate.


CFKA Sredets  0–1  Bayern Munich
Report Kögl   70'
Attendance: 15,000

Bayern Munich won 5–0 on aggregate.


Napoli  1–1  Real Madrid
Francini   9' Report Butragueño   44'
Attendance: 83,231

Real Madrid won 3–1 on aggregate.


Vardar  0–3  Porto
Report Sousa   37'
Magalhães   64'
Madjer   66'
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Paolo Bergamo (Italy)

Porto won 6–0 on aggregate.


Linfield  2–4  Lillestrøm
McGaughey   40'67' Report Larsen   26'80'
Håberg   42'
Sognnæs   81'
Attendance: 12,000

Lillestrøm won 5–3 on aggregate.


Dynamo Berlin  0–2  Bordeaux
Report Zlatko Vujović   58'
Ferreri   87'

Bordeaux won 4–0 on aggregate.


Ħamrun Spartans  0–1  Rapid Wien
Report H. Weber   70'
Attendance: 2,000

Rapid Wien won 7–0 on aggregate.


Galatasaray  2–0  PSV Eindhoven
Çolak   5'
Nielsen   42' (o.g.)
Report
Attendance: 27,500

PSV Eindhoven won 3–2 on aggregate.


MTK  2–0  Steaua București
Híres   18'
Szeibert   43'
Report

Steaua București won 4–2 on aggregate.


Omonia  0–0  Shamrock Rovers
Report
Attendance: 20,000

Omonia won 1–0 on aggregate.


Rangers  2–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Falco   24'
McCoist   50'
Report
Attendance: 44,500
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)

Rangers won 2–1 on aggregate.


Górnik Zabrze  2–1  Olympiacos
Cyroń   24'
Iwan   42'
Report Kostikos   65' (pen.)
Attendance: 20,000

Górnik Zabrze won 3–2 on aggregate.


Jeunesse Esch  1–0  AGF Aarhus
Theis   67' Report

AGF Aarhus won 4–2 on aggregate.


Partizani  w/o  Benfica
Report

Partizani were disqualified from the competition by UEFA due to having four players sent off in their first leg. Benfica qualified on a walkover.


Sparta Prague  8–0  Fram
Hašek   7'77'
Novák   14'56'64'
Griga   17'
Čabala   59'
Chovanec   73'
Report
Attendance: 7,407

Sparta Prague won 10–0 on aggregate.


Anderlecht  1–1  Malmö FF
Vervoort   29' Report Engqvist   62'

Anderlecht won 2–1 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Neuchâtel Xamax   2–3   Bayern Munich 2–1 0–2
Real Madrid   4–2   Porto 2–1 2–1
Lillestrøm   0–1   Bordeaux 0–0 0–1
Rapid Wien   1–4   PSV Eindhoven 1–2 0–2
Steaua București   5–1   Omonia 3–1 2–0
Rangers   4–2   Górnik Zabrze 3–1 1–1
AGF Aarhus   0–1   Benfica 0–0 0–1
Sparta Prague   1–3   Anderlecht 1–2 0–1

First legEdit

Neuchâtel Xamax  2–1  Bayern Munich
Lüthi   28'
Sutter   51'
Report Matthäus   47'

Real Madrid  2–1  Porto
Sánchez   80'
Sanchís   90'
Report Madjer   13'

This game was played in Valencia due to a UEFA stadium ban resulting from the incidents in the match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich the previous season.


Lillestrøm  0–0  Bordeaux
Report

Rapid Wien  1–2  PSV Eindhoven
Kranjčar   47' (pen.) Report Van Aerle   7'
Gillhaus   77'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

Steaua București  3–1  Omonia
Hagi   14' (pen.)68'
Iovan   43'
Report Xiourouppas   38'

Rangers  3–1  Górnik Zabrze
McCoist   7'
Durrant   22'
Falco   45'
Report Urban   58'

AGF Aarhus  0–0  Benfica
Report
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Eero Aho (Finland)

Sparta Prague  1–2  Anderlecht
Hašek   9' Report Vervoort   27'
Frimann   50'
Attendance: 31,267

Second legEdit

Bayern Munich  2–0  Neuchâtel Xamax
Pflügler   88'
Wegmann   90'
Report
Attendance: 26,500

Bayern Munich won 3–2 on aggregate.


Porto  1–2  Real Madrid
Sousa   23' Report Míchel   54'69'
Attendance: 85,000

Real Madrid won 4–2 on aggregate.


Bordeaux  1–0  Lillestrøm
Ferreri   41' Report

Bordeaux won 1–0 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven  2–0  Rapid Wien
Lerby   15'
Gillhaus   84'
Report

PSV Eindhoven won 4–1 on aggregate.


Omonia  0–2  Steaua București
Report Christofi   8' (o.g.)
Lăcătuș   35'
Attendance: 16,000

Steaua București won 5–1 on aggregate.


Górnik Zabrze  1–1  Rangers
Orzeszek   63' Report McCoist   41' (pen.)
Attendance: 23,250

Rangers won 4–2 on aggregate.


Benfica  1–0  AGF Aarhus
Nunes   38' Report
Attendance: 47,500

Benfica won 1–0 on aggregate.


Anderlecht  1–0  Sparta Prague
Nilis   14' Report

Anderlecht won 3–1 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   3–4   Real Madrid 3–2 0–2
Bordeaux   1–1 (a)   PSV Eindhoven 1–1 0–0
Steaua București   3–2   Rangers 2–0 1–2
Benfica   2–1   Anderlecht 2–0 0–1

First legEdit

Bayern Munich  3–2  Real Madrid
Pflügler   39'
Eder   45'
Wohlfarth   47'
Report Butragueño   85'
Sánchez   90'
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)

Bordeaux  1–1  PSV Eindhoven
Touré   21' Report Kieft   40'

Steaua București  2–0  Rangers
Pițurcă   2'
Iovan   67'
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)

Benfica  2–0  Anderlecht
Magnusson   16'
Chiquinho   19'
Report

Second legEdit

Real Madrid  2–0  Bayern Munich
Janković   26'
Míchel   41'
Report

Real Madrid won 4–3 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven  0–0  Bordeaux
Report
Attendance: 27,000

1–1 on aggregate. PSV Eindhoven won on away goals.


Rangers  2–1  Steaua București
Gough   16'
McCoist   32' (pen.)
Report Lăcătuș   3'
Attendance: 44,000

Steaua București won 3–2 on aggregate.


Anderlecht  1–0  Benfica
Guðjohnsen   63' Report

Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid   1–1 (a)   PSV Eindhoven 1–1 0–0
Steaua București   0–2   Benfica 0–0 0–2

First legEdit

Real Madrid  1–1  PSV Eindhoven
Sánchez   6' (pen.) Report Linskens   19'

Second legEdit

PSV Eindhoven  0–0  Real Madrid
Report

1–1 on aggregate. PSV Eindhoven won on away goals.


Benfica  2–0  Steaua București
Águas   22'33' Report
Attendance: 120,000

Benfica won 2–0 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

PSV Eindhoven  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Benfica
Report
Penalties
Koeman  
Kieft  
Nielsen  
Vanenburg  
Lerby  
Janssen  
6–5   Elzo
  Dito
  Hajry
  Pacheco
  Mozer
  Veloso
Attendance: 64,000
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit