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1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup

The 1987–88 season of the European Cup Winners' Cup finished with a shock victory by Mechelen in the final against defending champions Ajax. This led to their 1988 European Super Cup title in the club's first ever European campaign (1987-89). As the next season's Belgian league victor it defended its title in a semifinal of the 1988–89 European Cup Winners' Cup. Financial problems have been keeping this last Belgian holder of any European cup away from a position to be as successful again.

1987–88 European Cup Winners' Cup
Tournament details
Dates23 August 1987 – 11 May 1988
Teams32 (first round)
33 (qualifying)
Final positions
ChampionsBelgium Mechelen (1st title)
Runners-upNetherlands Ajax
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored131 (2.08 per match)
Top scorer(s)Paulinho Cascavel
(6 goals)

Contents

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEL Limassol   1–6   Dunajská Streda 0–1 1–5

First legEdit

AEL Limassol  0–1  Dunajská Streda
Majoros   66'
Attendance: 10,000

Second legEdit

Dunajská Streda  5–1  AEL Limassol
Mičinec   6'39'
J. Medgyes   20'
Pavlík   27'
Majoros   85' (pen.)
Aristotelous   69'

Dunajská Streda won 6–1 on aggregate.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mechelen   3–0   Dinamo Bucureşti 1–0 2–0
St Mirren   1–0   Tromsø 1–0 0–0
Real Sociedad   2–0   Śląsk Wrocław 0–0 2–0
Dinamo Minsk   4–1   Gençlerbirliği 2–0 2–1
Vitosha Sofia   2–3   OFI Crete 1–0 1–3
Merthyr Tydfil   2–3   Atalanta 2–1 0–2
ÍA   0–1   Kalmar FF 0–0 0–1 (aet)
Sporting CP   6–4   Swarovski Tirol 4–0 2–4
Vllaznia   6–0   Sliema Wanderers 2–0 4–0
RoPS   1–1 (a)   Glentoran 0–0 1–1
Lokomotive Leipzig   0–1   Marseille 0–0 0–1
Aalborg BK   1–1 (2–4 p)   Hajduk Split 1–0 0–1 (aet)
Újpesti Dózsa   2–3   Den Haag 1–0 1–3
Dunajská Streda   3–4   Young Boys 2–1 1–3
Avenir Beggen   0–8   Hamburg 0–5 0–3
Ajax   6–0   Dundalk 4–0 2–0

First legEdit

Vllaznia  2–0  Sliema Wanderers
Bushati   53'
Jera   68'
Attendance: 12,500

ÍA  0–0  Kalmar FF
Attendance: 2,108

Sporting CP  4–0  Swarovski Tirol
Sealy   7'41'
Cascavel   24' (pen.)83'

Avenir Beggen  0–5  Hamburg
Labbadia   9'70'
Laubinger   44'
Okoński   58'
Dittmer   83'

Mechelen  1–0  Dinamo Bucureşti
den Boer   50'

St Mirren  1–0  Tromsø
McDowall   3'
Attendance: 7,797

Real Sociedad  0–0  Śląsk Wrocław
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

Dinamo Minsk  2–0  Gençlerbirliği
Zygmantovich   83'
Gotsmanov   88'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Eero Aho (Finland)

Vitosha Sofia  1–0  OFI Crete
Sirakov   87' (pen.)
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)

Merthyr Tydfil  2–1  Atalanta
Rogers   34'
Ceri Williams   82'
Progna   41'

RoPS  0–0  Glentoran
Attendance: 3,987

Lokomotive Leipzig  0–0  Marseille
Attendance: 30,800

Aalborg BK  1–0  Hajduk Split
Boye   63'

Újpesti Dózsa  1–0  Den Haag
Herédi   31' (pen.)

Dunajská Streda  2–1  Young Boys
Mičinec   9'
Kašpar   37'
Zuffi   22'

Ajax  4–0  Dundalk
Rijkaard   65'
Blind   73'
Winter   81'
Stapleton   85'

Second legEdit

Glentoran  1–1  RoPS
Caskey   65' Kallio   63'
Attendance: 2,000

1–1 on aggregate. RoPS won on away goals


Sliema Wanderers  0–4  Vllaznia
Pashaj   15'
Vukatana   59'
Rragami   70' (pen.)
Fakja   83'
Attendance: 1,500

Vllaznia won 6–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Bucureşti  0–2  Mechelen
Hofkens   39'
den Boer   71'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Pietro D'Elia (Italy)

Mechelen won 3–0 on aggregate.


Tromsø  0–0  St Mirren
Attendance: 5,114

St Mirren won 1–0 on aggregate.


Śląsk Wrocław  0–2  Real Sociedad
Loren   76'
Begiristain   82'
Attendance: 35,000

Real Sociedad won 2–0 on aggregate.


Gençlerbirliği  1–2  Dinamo Minsk
Tuncay   29' Derkach   69'
Kondratiev   84'

Dinamo Minsk won 4–1 on aggregate.


OFI Crete  3–1  Vitosha Sofia
Tsimbos   26'
Marinakis   48'
Charalambidis   68'
Kurdov   71'
Attendance: 12,000

OFI Crete won 3–2 on aggregate.


Atalanta  2–0  Merthyr Tydfil
Garlini   16'
Cantarutti   21'

Atalanta won 3–2 on aggregate.


Kalmar FF  1–0
(a.e.t.)
  ÍA
Alexandersson   102'
Attendance: 1,067

Kalmar FF won 1–0 on aggregate.


Swarovski Tirol  4–2  Sporting CP
Marko   16'
Roscher   53'
Pezzey   69'
Linzmaier   85'
Sealy   57'
Cascavel   67'
Attendance: 4,500
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)

Sporting CP won 6–4 on aggregate.


Marseille  1–0  Lokomotive Leipzig
Allofs   8'

Marseille won 1–0 on aggregate.


Hajduk Split  1–0
(a.e.t.)
  Aalborg BK
Asanović   43' (pen.)
Penalties
Bursać  
Dražić  
Miljuš  
Asanović  
4–2   Simonsen
  Dissing
  Boye
  Henrik P. Hansen
Attendance: 11,000
Referee: Sadık Deda (Turkey)

1–1 on aggregate. Hajduk Split won 4–2 on penalties.


Den Haag  3–1  Újpesti Dózsa
Boere   22'24'
Varga   82' (o.g.)
Rostás   89'
Attendance: 11,500

Den Haag won 3–2 on aggregate.


Young Boys  3–1  Dunajská Streda
Zuffi   63'
Weber   67'
Maissen   88'
Majoros   78'

Young Boys won 4–3 on aggregate.


Hamburg  3–0  Avenir Beggen
Kroth   9'
Kaltz   72'
Labbadia   82'
Attendance: 6,500

Hamburg won 8–0 on aggregate.


Dundalk  0–2  Ajax
Newe   71' (o.g.)
Meijer   87'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Ajax won 6–0 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mechelen   2–0   St Mirren 0–0 2–0
Real Sociedad   1–1 (a)   Dinamo Minsk 1–1 0–0
OFI Crete   1–2   Atalanta 1–0 0–2
Kalmar FF   1–5   Sporting CP 1–0 0–5
Vllaznia   0–2   RoPS 0–1 0–1
Marseille   7–0   Hajduk Split 4–0 3–01
Den Haag   2–2 (a)   Young Boys 2–1 0–1
Hamburg   0–3   Ajax 0–1 0–2
Notes
  • Note 1: With Hajduk Split winning 2–0, the match was interrupted for 15 minutes due to tear gas being thrown onto the stands The match was voided and awarded 3–0 to Marseille due to the crowd trouble.

First legEdit

Mechelen  0–0  St Mirren
Attendance: 6,146

Real Sociedad  1–1  Dinamo Minsk
Gajate   87' Kondratiev   5'

OFI Crete  1–0  Atalanta
Persias   17'
Attendance: 9,500

Kalmar FF  1–0  Sporting CP
T. Arvidsson   88'
Attendance: 2,070

Vllaznia  0–1  RoPS
Polack   27'

Den Haag  2–1  Young Boys
de Roode   3'
Boere   71'
Zuffi   62'
Attendance: 9,337
Referee: Luigi Agnolin (Italy)

Hamburg  0–1  Ajax
Meijer   52'
Attendance: 24,600

Marseille  4–0  Hajduk Split
Papin   30'
Diallo   48'
Allofs   69'
Giresse   89'
Attendance: 28,313
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)

Second legEdit

St Mirren  0–2  Mechelen
Ohana   34'50'
Attendance: 14,368
Referee: Einar Halle (Norway)

Mechelen won 2–0 on aggregate.


Sporting CP  5–0  Kalmar FF
Cascavel   34' (pen.)53'57'
Sealy   62'
Duílio   73'

Sporting CP won 5–1 on aggregate.


RoPS  1–0  Vllaznia
Polack   47'
Attendance: 7,312
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)

RoPS won 2–0 on aggregate.


Young Boys  1–0  Den Haag
Fimian   66'
Attendance: 6,400
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)

2–2 on aggregate. Young Boys won on away goals.


Ajax  2–0  Hamburg
Mühren   13'
Meijer   83'
Attendance: 42,943

Ajax won 3–0 on aggregate.


Dinamo Minsk  0–0  Real Sociedad
Attendance: 25,000

1–1 on aggregate. Dinamo Minsk won on away goals.


Atalanta  2–0  OFI Crete
Nicolini   22'
Garlini   73'

Atalanta won 2–1 on aggregate.


Hajduk Split  2–0  Marseille
Asanović   19' (pen.)
Bursać   83'
Attendance: 22,000

The match was interrupted for 15 minutes due to flares being thrown onto the pitch followed by a pitch invasion by Hajduk fans. The match was voided and awarded 0–3 to Marseille due to the crowd trouble. Marseille won 7–0 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mechelen   2–1   Dinamo Minsk 1–0 1–1
Atalanta   3–1   Sporting CP 2–0 1–1
RoPS   0–4   Marseille 0–1 0–3
Young Boys   0–2   Ajax 0–1 0–1

First legEdit

Mechelen  1–0  Dinamo Minsk
De Wilde   86'


RoPS  0–1  Marseille
Papin   26'

Young Boys  0–1  Ajax
Bosman   44'

Second legEdit

Dinamo Minsk  1–1  Mechelen
Kisten   59' Ohana   29'
Attendance: 50,000

Mechelen won 2–1 on aggregate.


Sporting CP  1–1  Atalanta
Houtman   66' Cantarutti   82'

Atalanta won 3–1 on aggregate.


Marseille  3–0  RoPS
Genghini   18'
Allofs   22'
Papin   76' (pen.)

Marseille won 4–0 on aggregate.


Ajax  1–0  Young Boys
Larsson   39'

Ajax won 2–0 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mechelen   4–2   Atalanta 2–1 2–1
Marseille   2–4   Ajax 0–3 2–1

First legEdit

Mechelen  2–1  Atalanta
Ohana   7'
den Boer   83'
Strömberg   8'

Marseille  0–3  Ajax
Rob Witschge   12'42'
Bergkamp   89'
Attendance: 42,584
Referee: Ioan Igna (Romania)

Second legEdit

Atalanta  1–2  Mechelen
Garlini   39' (pen.) Rutjes   57'
Emmers   80'

Mechelen won 4–2 on aggregate.


Ajax  1–2  Marseille
Larsson   23' Papin   67'
Allofs   90'

Ajax won 4–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Mechelen  1–0  Ajax
den Boer   53'

Top scorersEdit

External linksEdit