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The 1990–91 European Cup was the 36th season of the European Cup, a tournament for men's football clubs in nations affiliated to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It was won for the first time by Red Star Belgrade on penalties in the final against Marseille; both were first-time finalists. This was only the second time that an Eastern European side had won the competition, after Steaua București of Romania in 1986. It was also the last tournament to be solely knock-out based, with a group stage added for the next season. Red Star won the tournament as the only Yugoslavian club shortly before the breakup of Yugoslavia. This was also the last season to feature a team from East Germany, since the East and its West counterpart reunified in October 1990.

1990–91 European Cup
Stadio San Nicola.jpg
Stadio San Nicola in Bari hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates19 September 1990 – 29 May 1991
Teams31
Final positions
ChampionsSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade (1st title)
Runners-upFrance Marseille
Tournament statistics
Matches played59
Goals scored190 (3.22 per match)
Top scorer(s)Austria Peter Pacult
France Jean-Pierre Papin
(6 goals each)

This tournament would have marked the return of English clubs after a five-year ban resulting from the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985 but English champions Liverpool had been banned for an additional year, so could not participate. Ajax, the Dutch champions, were not allowed to participate in a European Cup competition because of the poor behaviour of their fans during a game the previous season, so their spot in the qualification was simply vacated, giving Milan a first-round bye.

Milan were the defending champions and were given a bye to the second round due to the absence of both an English and a Dutch side in the tournament, before being eliminated by Marseille in the quarter-finals after the second leg had been awarded as a 3–0 win for Marseille when the eventual runners-up were leading 1–0, and 2–1 on aggregate, in injury time, when the floodlights failed. Milan refused to play on when floodlights were fixed and were banned, giving Marseille a 3–0 automatic win.

TeamsEdit

A total of 31 teams participated in the competition.

Qualified teams for 1990–91 European Cup
Second round
  Milan (TH)
First round
  Dinamo Tirana   Swarovski Tirol   Club Brugge   CSKA Sofia
  APOEL   Sparta Prague   OB   Dynamo Dresden[Note GDR]
  Kuusysi   Marseille   Panathinaikos   Újpesti Dózsa
  KA Akureyri   Napoli   Union Luxembourg   Valletta
  Portadown   Lillestrøm   Lech Poznań   Porto
  St Patrick's Athletic   Dinamo București   Rangers   Spartak Moscow
  Real Madrid   Malmö FF   Grasshopper
  Beşiktaş   Bayern Munich   Red Star Belgrade

Notes

  1. ^ East Germany (GDR): All matches of Dynamo Dresden, representing the DFV of East Germany as champions of the 1989–90 DDR-Oberliga, on or after German reunification of 3 October show the flag of the reunited nation of Germany. However, those matches and their records were still counted for East Germany, and not for Germany, under UEFA regulations.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
APOEL   2–7   Bayern Munich 2–3 0–4
KA Akureyri   1–3   CSKA Sofia 1–0 0–3
Dinamo București   5–1   St Patrick's Athletic 4–0 1–1
Porto   13–1   Portadown 5–0 8–1
Red Star Belgrade   5–2   Grasshopper 1–1 4–1
Valletta   0–10   Rangers 0–4 0–6
Union Luxembourg   1–6   Dynamo Dresden 1–3 0–3
Malmö FF   5–4   Beşiktaş 3–2 2–2
Napoli   5–0   Újpesti Dózsa 3–0 2–0
Sparta Prague   0–4   Spartak Moscow 0–2 0–2
OB   1–10   Real Madrid 1–4 0–6
Swarovski Tirol   7–1   Kuusysi 5–0 2–1
Milan   Bye  
Lillestrøm   1–3   Club Brugge 1–1 0–2
Lech Poznań   5–1   Panathinaikos 3–0 2–1
Marseille   5–1   Dinamo Tirana 5–1 0–0

First legEdit

APOEL  2–3  Bayern Munich
Gogić   5'
Pantziaras   80'
Report Reuter   72'
McInally   87'
Strunz   89'
Attendance: 15,000

KA Akureyri  1–0  CSKA Sofia
Hafsteinn   17' Report

Dinamo București  4–0  St Patrick's Athletic
Doboș   2'
Damaschin   19'
Mateuț   24'
Cheregi   80'
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Friedrich Kaupe (Austria)

Porto  5–0  Portadown
Geraldão   6'
Paille   17'77'
Kostadinov   32'
Branco   50'
Report

Red Star Belgrade  1–1  Grasshopper
Binić   44' Report Közle   14'
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Carlo Longhi (Italy)

Valletta  0–4  Rangers
Report McCoist   16' (pen.)
Hateley   58'
Johnston   75'80'

Union Luxembourg  1–3  Dynamo Dresden
Morocutti   45' Report Gütschow   47'
Birsens   78' (o.g.)
Ratke   90'

Malmö FF  3–2  Beşiktaş
Lindman   29'
Andersson   58'
Recep   61' (o.g.)
Report Uçar   50'59'

Napoli  3–0  Újpesti Dózsa
Baroni   35'
Maradona   43'76'
Report
Attendance: 39,327
Referee: Guy Goethals (Belgium)

Sparta Prague  0–2  Spartak Moscow
Report Shalimov   25'
Shmarov   58'

OB  1–4  Real Madrid
Pedersen   21' Report Aldana   17'
Sánchez   26'
Villarroya   82'
Maqueda   88'

Swarovski Tirol  5–0  Kuusysi
Gorosito   29'
Prudlo   35'
Pacult   41'60'81'
Report

Lillestrøm  1–1  Club Brugge
Halle   81' Report Staelens   4'

Lech Poznań  3–0  Panathinaikos
Jakołcewicz   2' (pen.)19'
Rzepka   64'
Report

Marseille  5–1  Dinamo Tirana
Papin   45' (pen.)68'74'
Cantona   70'
Vercruysse   90'
Report Tahiri   89' (pen.)

Second legEdit

Bayern Munich  4–0  APOEL
Augenthaler   48'
Mihajlović   64'89'90'
Report
Attendance: 8,000

Bayern Munich won 7–2 on aggregate.


CSKA Sofia  3–0  KA Akureyri
Marashliev   19'80'
Georgiev   48'
Report
Attendance: 12,000

CSKA Sofia won 3–1 on aggregate.


St Patrick's Athletic  1–1  Dinamo București
Fenlon   37' Report Mateuț   76'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Kurt Sörensen (Denmark)

Dinamo București won 5–1 on aggregate.


Portadown  1–8  Porto
Fraser   36' Report Madjer   9'15'33'55'
Semedo   40'
Paille   50'79'
Jorge Couto   81'
Attendance: 5,000

Porto won 13–1 on aggregate.


Grasshopper  1–4  Red Star Belgrade
Közle   62' (pen.) Report Pančev   11'
Prosinečki   49' (pen.)84' (pen.)
Radinović   58'
Attendance: 25,500

Red Star Belgrade won 5–2 on aggregate.


Rangers  6–0  Valletta
Dodds   5'
Spencer   6'
Johnston   19'37'76' (pen.)
McCoist   75'
Report
Attendance: 20,627
Referee: Howard King (Wales)

Rangers won 10–0 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden  3–0  Union Luxembourg
Jähnig   18'45'
Gütschow   34'
Report

Dynamo Dresden won 6–1 on aggregate.


Beşiktaş  2–2  Malmö FF
Gültiken   30'
Uçar   43'
Report Ekheim   53'
Skammelsrud   63'

Malmö FF won 5–4 on aggregate.


Újpesti Dózsa  0–2  Napoli
Report Incocciati   13'
Alemão   35'
Attendance: 24,500

Napoli won 5–0 on aggregate.


Spartak Moscow  2–0  Sparta Prague
Perepadenko   33'
Ivanov   51'
Report
Attendance: 38,000

Spartak Moscow won 4–0 on aggregate.


Real Madrid  6–0  OB
Losada   14'53'74'
Míchel   36'
Aldana   46'81'
Report

Real Madrid won 10–1 on aggregate.


Kuusysi  1–2  Swarovski Tirol
Vehkakoski   71' Report Pacult   5'50' (pen.)
Attendance: 428

Swarovski Tirol won 7–1 on aggregate.


Club Brugge  2–0  Lillestrøm
Booy   2'
Farina   82'
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Club Brugge won 3–1 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos  1–2  Lech Poznań
Saravakos   44' Report Pachelski   68'
Moskal   85'
Attendance: 30,000

Lech Poznań won 5–1 on aggregate.


Marseille won 5–1 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   7–0   CSKA Sofia 4–0 3–0
Dinamo București   0–4   Porto 0–0 0–4
Red Star Belgrade   4–1   Rangers 3–0 1–1
Dynamo Dresden   2–2 (5–4 p)   Malmö FF 1–1 1–1
Napoli   0–0 (3–5 p)   Spartak Moscow 0–0 0–0
Real Madrid   11–3   Swarovski Tirol 9–1 2–2
Milan   1–0   Club Brugge 0–0 1–0
Lech Poznań   4–8   Marseille 3–2 1–6

First legEdit

Bayern Munich  4–0  CSKA Sofia
Reuter   3'62' (pen.)
Wohlfarth   28'
Augenthaler   54'
Report
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Einar Halle (Norway)

Dinamo București  0–0  Porto
Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Helmut Kohl (Austria)

Red Star Belgrade  3–0  Rangers
Brown   8' (o.g.)
Prosinečki   65'
Pančev   73'
Report
Attendance: 75,000

Dynamo Dresden  1–1  Malmö FF
Gütschow   45' Report Engqvist   18'

Napoli  0–0  Spartak Moscow
Report
Attendance: 50,000

Real Madrid  9–1  Swarovski Tirol
Butragueño   4'30'48'
Sánchez   7'14'72'85'
Hierro   37'
Tendillo   80'
Report Pacult   17'

Milan  0–0  Club Brugge
Report
Attendance: 71,307

Lech Poznań  3–2  Marseille
Łukasik   31'
Pachelski   41'
Juskowiak   58'
Report Fournier   8'
Waddle   64'

Second legEdit

CSKA Sofia  0–3  Bayern Munich
Report Wohlfarth   16'
Effenberg   78'
McInally   84'

Bayern Munich won 7–0 on aggregate.


Porto  4–0  Dinamo București
Kostadinov   3'22'
Geraldão   48' (pen.)
Domingos   63'
Report
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

Porto won 4–0 on aggregate.


Rangers  1–1  Red Star Belgrade
McCoist   75' Report Pančev   51'
Attendance: 23,821
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)

Red Star Belgrade won 4–1 on aggregate.


Malmö FF  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Dynamo Dresden
Persson   72' (pen.) Report Gütschow   19'
Penalties
Persson  
Skammelsrud  
Ågren  
Nyhlén  
Engqvist  
4–5   Lieberam
  Schößler
  Wagenhaus
  Kern
  Gütschow
Attendance: 8,112

Dynamo Dresden 2–2 Malmö on aggregate. Dynamo Dresden won 5–4 on penalties.


Spartak Moscow  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Napoli
Report
Penalties
Karpin  
Shalimov  
Shmarov  
Kulkov  
Mostovoi  
5–3   Ferrara
  Mauro
  Baroni
  Maradona
Attendance: 86,000
Referee: Michel Girard (France)

Napoli 0–0 Spartak Moscow on aggregate. Spartak Moscow won 5–3 on penalties.


Swarovski Tirol  2–2  Real Madrid
Hörtnagl   14'
Linzmaier   90'
Report Losada   34'45'
Attendance: 14,000

Real Madrid won 11–3 on aggregate.


Club Brugge  0–1  Milan
Report Carbone   47'
Attendance: 23,500
Referee: David Syme (Scotland)

Milan won 1–0 on aggregate.


Marseille  6–1  Lech Poznań
Papin   19'
Vercruysse   34'45'84'
Tigana   89'
Boli   90'
Report Jakołcewicz   59' (pen.)
Attendance: 40,000

Marseille won 8–4 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   3–1   Porto 1–1 2–0
Red Star Belgrade   6–0   Dynamo Dresden 3–0 3–01
Spartak Moscow   3–1   Real Madrid 0–0 3–1
Milan   1–4   Marseille 1–1 0–32

1 – Match abandoned due to rioting after 78 mins. With Red Star Belgrade leading 2–1, they were awarded the match 3–0.[1]

2 – With the score 1–0 to Marseille after 88 mins, the floodlights failed. Milan refused to play on when lighting was restored and Marseille were awarded the match 3–0.

First legEdit

Bayern Munich  1–1  Porto
Bender   31' Report Domingos   65'
Attendance: 40,000

Red Star Belgrade  3–0  Dynamo Dresden
Prosinečki   22'
Binić   43'
Savićević   56'
Report
Attendance: 85,000
Referee: Alexey Spirin (USSR)


Milan  1–1  Marseille
Gullit   14' Report Papin   27'
Attendance: 82,500

Second legEdit

Porto  0–2  Bayern Munich
Report Ziege   19'
Bender   71'
Attendance: 90,000

Bayern Munich won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden  1–2  Red Star Belgrade
Gütschow   3' (pen.) Report Savićević   52'
Pančev   69'

The match was stopped in the 78th minute by the match referee Emilio Soriano Aladrén, due to Dynamo Dresden fans causing commotion in the stands and throwing objects onto the field. Red Star Belgrade led 2–1 at the time. UEFA awarded a 3–0 win to Red Star Belgrade. Red Star Belgrade won 6–0 on aggregate.


Real Madrid  1–3  Spartak Moscow
Butragueño   10' Report Radchenko   20'38'
Shmarov   64'

Spartak Moscow won 3–1 on aggregate.


Marseille  1–0  Milan
Waddle   75' Report
Attendance: 37,603
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)

Game abandoned in injury time when two of the four floodlights in the stadium failed. When power was restored after 15 minutes, Milan refused to go back on the pitch. UEFA awarded a 3–0 win to Marseille and banned Milan. Marseille won 4–1 on aggregate.

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Bayern Munich   3–4   Red Star Belgrade 1–2 2–2
Spartak Moscow   2–5   Marseille 1–3 1–2

First legEdit

Bayern Munich  1–2  Red Star Belgrade
Wohlfarth   23' Report Pančev   45'
Savićević   70'
Attendance: 65,000

Spartak Moscow  1–3  Marseille
Shalimov   58' Report Pelé   27'
Papin   31'
Vercruysse   88'
Attendance: 85,500

Second legEdit

Red Star Belgrade  2–2  Bayern Munich
Mihajlović   24'
Augenthaler   90' (o.g.)
Report Augenthaler   61'
Bender   66'
Attendance: 80,000

Red Star Belgrade won 4–3 on aggregate.


Marseille  2–1  Spartak Moscow
Pelé   34'
Boli   48'
Report Mostovoi   58' (pen.)
Attendance: 37,500

Marseille won 5–2 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "20 March 1991 - A Different Kind Of Bombardment In Dresden". www.thisdayinfootballhistory.blogspot.com. Retrieved 30 March 2013.

External linksEdit