1988 Soviet Cup Final

The 1988 Soviet Cup Final was a football match that took place at the Lenin's Central Stadium, Moscow on May 28, 1988. The match was the 47th Soviet Cup Final and it was contested by FC Metalist Kharkiv and FC Torpedo Moscow. The Soviet Cup winner Metalist qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup first round for the Soviet Union. The last year defending holders Dynamo Kyiv were eliminated in the second round of the competition by FC Rotor Volgograd (3:2, 0:2). For Metalist this was their second final total and second in five years. For Torpedo it was their 13th Cup Final and the seventh loss at this stage.

1988 Soviet Cup Final
Event1987-88 Soviet Cup
Date28 May 1988
VenueDynamo Stadium, Moscow
RefereeI.Timoshenko (Rostov-na-Donu)

Road to MoscowEdit

All sixteen Soviet Top League clubs did not have to go through qualification to get into the competition, so Metalist and Torpedo both qualified for the competition automatically.

Previous EncountersEdit

Previously they only met six times with Torpedo winning four and Metalist once, the goals were 6 to 2 respectively. The very first time they met each other on July 26, 1936, at the Round of 16 when Torpedo (then - ZiS) playing home was victorious 2:0 (Metalist was called as KhPZ). The last encounter was three seasons ago when in the first round Torpedo once again defeated Metalist in overtime playing at home.

Match detailsEdit

Torpedo Moscow0 – 2Metalist Kharkiv
Report Adzhoyev   42' (pen)
Baranov   61'
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: I.Timoshenko (Rostov-na-Donu)

Soviet Cup 1988 Winners
Metalist Kharkiv
First title

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