1991–92 European Cup

The 1991–92 European Cup was the 37th season of the European Cup football club tournament. It was the first European Cup to have a group stage, from which the winning clubs progressed to the final. 1991–92 was the tournament's last edition before it was re-branded as the UEFA Champions League.

1991–92 European Cup
The old Wembley Stadium (cropped).jpg
Wembley Stadium in London hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates18 September 1991 – 20 May 1992
Teams32
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Barcelona (1st title)
Runners-upItaly Sampdoria
Tournament statistics
Matches played73
Goals scored192 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s)Commonwealth of Independent States Sergei Yuran
France Jean-Pierre Papin
(7 goals each)
1992–93
(UEFA Champions League)

The group stage involved the eight winning clubs from round 2. The clubs were split into two groups of four, playing each other home and away, and the winning club from each group met in the 1992 European Cup Final.

The competition was won for the first time by Barcelona after extra time in the final against Sampdoria, the first victory in the tournament by a team from Spain since 1966. The winning goal was scored by Ronald Koeman with a free kick.

The defending champions, Red Star Belgrade, did not have an opportunity to play at their own ground because of the Yugoslav Wars, thereby reducing their chances of defending their title. Red Star were eliminated in the group stage. It was also the final season in which the clubs from that country were able to participate in the primary European football competition. The clubs from some other former Yugoslav republics were allowed to compete as early as in the 1993–94 season, but due to UN embargo it was only in 1997–98 when the clubs from Federal Republic of Yugoslavia returned to what was now the UEFA Champions League.[clarification needed]

In addition, it was the last time an East German team competed in the European Cup, F.C. Hansa Rostock.

English clubs returned to the European Cup, after their five-year ban from European competitions following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. The 1990 Football League champions Liverpool had been unable to participate in the 1990–91 European Cup because they had been banned for an additional sixth year. Arsenal represented England in 1991–92, and reached the second round.

TeamsEdit

A total of 32 teams participated in the competition, all entering into the first round.

Qualified teams for 1991–92 European Cup
  Red Star Belgrade (1st)TH   Sampdoria (1st)   Kaiserslautern (1st)[Note GER]   Barcelona (1st)
  Marseille (1st)   Anderlecht (1st)   Benfica (1st)   PSV Eindhoven (1st)
  Dynamo Kyiv (1st)[Note URS]   Rangers (1st)   Universitatea Craiova (1st)   Austria Wien (1st)
  Hansa Rostock (1st)[Note GER]   IFK Göteborg (1st)   Brøndby (1st)   Grasshopper (1st)
  Sparta Prague (1st)   Zagłębie Lubin (1st)   Panathinaikos (1st)   Arsenal (1st)
  Etar Veliko Tarnovo (1st)   Beşiktaş (1st)   HJK (1st)   Kispest Honvéd (1st)
  Flamurtari (1st)   Rosenborg (1st)   Apollon Limassol (1st)   Fram (1st)
  Portadown (1st)   Dundalk (1st)   Union Luxembourg (1st)   Ħamrun Spartans (1st)

Notes

  1. ^
    Soviet Union (URS): All matches of Dynamo Kyiv, representing the Football Federation of the Soviet Union as champions of the 1990 Soviet Top League, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 26 show the flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
  2. ^
    Germany (GER): The original slot allocation of the former West/East Germany still applied. 1. FC Kaiserslautern qualified as champions of the 1990–91 Bundesliga, while Hansa Rostock qualified as champions of the 1990–91 NOFV-Oberliga. Due to the reunification of Germany in October 1990, all flags show Germany instead of East/West Germany. However, Hansa Rostock matches and records were still counted for East Germany, and not for Germany, under UEFA regulations.

First roundEdit

 
Hristo Stoichkov was part of the Barcelona team that won the competition.
Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona   3–1   Hansa Rostock 3–0 0–1
Kaiserslautern   3–1   Etar Veliko Tarnovo 2–0 1–1
Union Luxembourg   0–10   Marseille 0–5 0–5
Sparta Prague   2–2 (a)   Rangers 1–0 1–2
Ħamrun Spartans   0–10   Benfica 0–6 0–4
Arsenal   6–2   Austria Wien 6–1 0–1
HJK   0–4   Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 0–3
Brøndby   4–2   Zagłębie Lubin 3–0 1–2
Fram   2–2 (a)   Panathinaikos 2–2 0–0
IFK Göteborg   1–1 (a)   Flamurtari 0–0 1–1
Beşiktaş   2–3   PSV Eindhoven 1–1 1–2
Anderlecht   4–1   Grasshopper 1–1 3–0
Red Star Belgrade   8–0   Portadown 4–0 4–0
Universitatea Craiova   2–3   Apollon Limassol 2–0 0–3
Kispest Honvéd   3–1   Dundalk 1–1 2–0
Sampdoria   7–1   Rosenborg 5–0 2–1

First legEdit

Red Star Belgrade  4–0  Portadown
Tanjga   15'
Stošić   37'
Mihajlović   77'85'
Report
  1. ^ Match was played in Hungary since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Kaiserslautern  2–0  Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Funkel   38' (pen.)74' Report

Universitatea Craiova  2–0  Apollon Limassol
Popescu   22' (pen.)
Agalliu   68'
Report

Ħamrun Spartans  0–6  Benfica
Report Pacheco   30'
Yuran   32'35'50'83'
Águas   75'
Attendance: 6,000

Sparta Prague  1–0  Rangers
Němec   20' Report
Attendance: 11,000

Beşiktaş  1–1  PSV Eindhoven
Özdilek   80' (pen.) Report Ellerman   27'
Attendance: 32,500

HJK  0–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Report Kovalets   12'

Brøndby  3–0  Zagłębie Lubin
Christofte   53' (pen.)
Ekelund   58'
Okechukwu   73'
Report

IFK Göteborg  0–0  Flamurtari
Report
Attendance: 4,252

Kispest Honvéd  1–1  Dundalk
Negrău   83' Report McEvoy   30'

Fram  2–2  Panathinaikos
Ragnarsson   58'
Arnþórsson   63'
Report Christodoulou   37'72'

Anderlecht  1–1  Grasshopper
Degryse   43' Report Nemtsoudis   66'

Union Luxembourg  0–5  Marseille
Report Papin   11'32'85' (pen.)
Xuereb   15'
Sauzée   45'

Sampdoria  5–0  Rosenborg
Lombardo   12'83'
Dossena   27'57'
Silas   77'
Report
Attendance: 25,000

Barcelona  3–0  Hansa Rostock
Laudrup   25'46'
Dowe   76' (o.g.)
Report

Arsenal  6–1  Austria Wien
Linighan   38'
Smith   50'52'65'66'
Limpar   79'
Report Ogris   56'
Attendance: 24,124
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Second legEdit

Zagłębie Lubin  2–1  Brøndby
Czachowski   60'
Grech   72'
Report Vilfort   28'

Brøndby won 4–2 on aggregate.


Apollon Limassol  3–0  Universitatea Craiova
Ptak   10' (pen.)
Beširević   56'79'
Report
Attendance: 10,000

Apollon Limassol won 3–2 on aggregate.


Etar Veliko Tarnovo  1–1  Kaiserslautern
Chervenkov   43' Report Degen   89'

Kaiserslautern won 3–1 on aggregate.


Flamurtari  1–1  IFK Göteborg
Vik. Daullja   26' Report Ekström   68'
Attendance: 7,000

1–1 on aggregate. IFK Göteborg won on away goals.


Dynamo Kyiv  3–0  HJK
Kovalets   28'
Y. Moroz   48'
Hritsyna   72'
Report
Attendance: 4,300

Dynamo Kyiv won 4–0 on aggregate.


Marseille  5–0  Union Luxembourg
Papin   15'47'
Angloma   56'
Eyraud   60'
Xuereb   75'
Report
Attendance: 15,000

Marseille won 10–0 on aggregate.


Panathinaikos  0–0  Fram
Report
Attendance: 50,000

2–2 on aggregate. Panathinaikos won on away goals.


Rosenborg  1–2  Sampdoria
Strand   83' Report Vialli   84'
Mancini   89' (pen.)
Attendance: 6,705

Sampdoria won 7–1 on aggregate.


Austria Wien  1–0  Arsenal
Stöger   77' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 11,000

Arsenal won 6–2 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven  2–1  Beşiktaş
Vanenburg   24'
Kalusha   58'
Report Tekin   5'

PSV Eindhoven won 3–2 on aggregate.


Grasshopper  0–3  Anderlecht
Report Nilis   8'24'82'
Attendance: 10,800

Anderlecht won 4–1 on aggregate.


Hansa Rostock  1–0  Barcelona
Spies   64' Report
Attendance: 8,500

Barcelona won 3–1 on aggregate.


Rangers  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Sparta Prague
McCall   47'93' Report Nisbet   98' (o.g.)
Attendance: 34,260

2–2 on aggregate. Sparta Prague won on away goals.


Portadown  0–4  Red Star Belgrade
Report Ratković   19'59'
Pančev   38'
Radinović   87'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Tore Hollung (Norway)

Red Star Belgrade won 8–0 on aggregate.


Dundalk  0–2  Kispest Honvéd
Report Pisont   24'29'
Attendance: 3,500

Kispest Honvéd won 3–1 on aggregate.


Benfica  4–0  Ħamrun Spartans
Isaías   52'
César Brito   70'
Yuran   73'
Madeira   75'
Report
Attendance: 10,000

Benfica won 10–0 on aggregate.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Barcelona   3–3 (a)   Kaiserslautern 2–0 1–3
Marseille   4–4 (a)   Sparta Prague 3–2 1–2
Benfica   4–2   Arsenal 1–1 3–1 (aet)
Dynamo Kyiv   2–1   Brøndby 1–1 1–0
Panathinaikos   4–2   IFK Göteborg 2–0 2–2
PSV Eindhoven   0–2   Anderlecht 0–0 0–2
Red Star Belgrade   5–1   Apollon Limassol 3–1 2–0
Kispest Honvéd   3–4   Sampdoria 2–1 1–3

First legEdit

Dynamo Kyiv  1–1  Brøndby
Salenko   77' (pen.) Report Nielsen   12'
Attendance: 29,184

Red Star Belgrade  3–1  Apollon Limassol
Pančev   16'
Lukić   70'
Savićević   83' (pen.)
Report Ptak   41'
  1. ^ Match was played in Hungary since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Panathinaikos  2–0  IFK Göteborg
Saravakos   27'
Marangos   49'
Report
Attendance: 55,000

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

Budapest Honvéd  2–1  Sampdoria
Pisont   52'
Cservenkai   72'
Report Toninho Cerezo   56'

Marseille  3–2  Sparta Prague
Waddle   34'
Papin   55'60'
Report Vrabec   63' (pen.)
Kukleta   80' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,016

Barcelona  2–0  Kaiserslautern
Begiristain   41'53' Report
Attendance: 65,000

Benfica  1–1  Arsenal
Isaías   15' Report Campbell   18'
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Tullio Lanese (Italy)

Second legEdit

Sparta Prague  2–1  Marseille
Frýdek   36'
Siegl   70'
Report Pelé   86'
Attendance: 32,500
Referee: Allan Gunn (England)

Marseille 4–4 Sparta Prague on aggregate. Sparta Prague won on away goals.


Apollon Limassol  0–2  Red Star Belgrade
Report Savićević   48'
Lukić   79' (pen.)
Attendance: 15,000

Red Star Belgrade won 5–1 on aggregate.


IFK Göteborg  2–2  Panathinaikos
Svensson   23'
Ekström   37'
Report Saravakos   60'81' (pen.)
Attendance: 10,684

Panathinaikos won 4–2 on aggregate.


Brøndby  0–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Report Yakovenko   6'

Dynamo Kyiv won 2–1 on aggregate.


Anderlecht  2–0  PSV Eindhoven
Degryse   10'
Boffin   90'
Report

Anderlecht won 2–0 on aggregate.


Kaiserslautern  3–1  Barcelona
Hotić   35'49'
Goldbæk   76'
Report Bakero   87'

Barcelona 3–3 Kaiserslautern on aggregate. Barcelona won on away goals.


Arsenal  1–3 (a.e.t.)  Benfica
Pates   20' Report Isaías   36'109'
Kulkov   100'
Attendance: 35,815

Benfica won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sampdoria  3–1  Budapest Honvéd
Lombardo   10'
Vialli   27'46'
Report Pari   65' (o.g.)
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Rune Larsson (Sweden)

Sampdoria won 4–3 on aggregate.

Group stageEdit

Location of teams of the 1992–93 UEFA Champions League.
  Blue: Group A;   Red: Group B.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sampdoria 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 8 Advance to final
2   Red Star Belgrade 6 3 0 3 9 10 −1 6
3   Anderlecht 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 6
4   Panathinaikos 6 0 4 2 1 4 −3 4
Source: UEFA
Anderlecht  0–0  Panathinaikos
Report
Sampdoria  2–0  Red Star Belgrade
Nedeljković   7' (o.g.)
Vialli   74'
Report
Attendance: 29,981

Panathinaikos  0–0  Sampdoria
Report
Attendance: 51,500
Red Star Belgrade  3–2  Anderlecht
Ratković   19'
Ivić   70'
Pančev   88'
Report Lamptey   33'
Nilis   55'

Panathinaikos  0–2  Red Star Belgrade
Report Pančev   70'87'
Attendance: 55,311

Anderlecht  3–2  Sampdoria
Degryse   53'
Nilis   66'88'
Report Vialli   26'63'


Sampdoria  2–0  Anderlecht
Lombardo   33'
Mancini   35'
Report
Attendance: 33,874

Panathinaikos  0–0  Anderlecht
Report
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Joe Worrall (England)

Red Star Belgrade  1–3  Sampdoria
Mihajlović   19' Report Katanec   34'
Vasilijević   41' (o.g.)
Mancini   76'

Anderlecht  3–2  Red Star Belgrade
Oliveira   3'
Bosman   44'
Degryse   82'
Report Pančev   7'
Čula   80'
Sampdoria  1–1  Panathinaikos
Mancini   36' Report Marangos   27'
  1. ^ Match was played in Hungary since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.
  2. ^ a b Match was played in Bulgaria since UEFA suspended Yugoslav teams from playing their home matches in Yugoslavia due to the deteriorating security situation in the country caused by the ethnic incidents that eventually turned into the Yugoslav Wars.

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Barcelona 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 9 Advance to final
  Sparta Prague 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 6
  Benfica 6 1 3 2 8 5 +3 5
  Dynamo Kyiv 6 2 0 4 3 12 −9 4
Source: UEFA
Dynamo Kyiv  1–0  Benfica
Salenko   29' Report
Attendance: 41,500
Barcelona  3–2  Sparta Prague
Amor   14'
Laudrup   34'
Bakero   61'
Report Vrabec   19'
Němeček   64'
Attendance: 82,000

Sparta Prague  2–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Němeček   13'
Vrabec   22'
Report Sharan   55'
Attendance: 14,639
Benfica  0–0  Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 65,000

Dynamo Kyiv  0–2  Barcelona
Report Stoichkov   33'
Salinas   66'
Attendance: 48,500
Benfica  1–1  Sparta Prague
Pacheco   53' (pen.) Report Novotný   31'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Howard King (Wales)

Sparta Prague  1–1  Benfica
Chovanec   45' Report Vítor Paneira   29'
Attendance: 26,545
Barcelona  3–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Stoichkov   60'81'
Salinas   88'
Report
Attendance: 53,000

Sparta Prague  1–0  Barcelona
Siegl   65' Report
Attendance: 27,374
Referee: Bo Karlsson (Sweden)
Benfica  5–0  Dynamo Kyiv
Brito   25'62'
Isaías   71'
Yuran   83'87'
Report

Dynamo Kyiv  1–0  Sparta Prague
Salenko   82' Report
Attendance: 5,000
Barcelona  2–1  Benfica
Stoichkov   10'
Bakero   25'
Report Brito   29'
Attendance: 81,000

FinalEdit

Sampdoria  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Barcelona
Report Koeman   112'
Attendance: 70,827

Top scorersEdit

The top scorers from the 1991–92 European Cup are as follows:

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Sergei Yuran   Benfica 7
  Jean-Pierre Papin   Olympique Marseille 7
3   Luc Nilis   Anderlecht 6
  Darko Pančev   Red Star Belgrade 6
  Gianluca Vialli   Sampdoria 6
6   Isaías   Benfica 5
7   Hristo Stoichkov   Barcelona 4
  César Brito   Benfica 4
  Marc Degryse   Anderlecht 4
  Attilio Lombardo   Sampdoria 4
  Roberto Mancini   Sampdoria 4
  Siniša Mihajlović   Red Star Belgrade 4
  Alan Smith   Arsenal 4

External linksEdit