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The 1991–92 season of the European Cup football club tournament 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. This was the last tournament before the competition was re-branded as the UEFA Champions League. It was the first to have a group stage involving the eight second-round winners split into two groups, and the winner of each one met in the final. In addition, it was the last time an East Germany team competed in European Cup until RB Leipzig's qualification for the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League, albeit through unified Germany's league.

1991–92 European Cup
Old Wembley Stadium empty2rescan.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)

This tournament also marked the first appearance of English clubs after a six-year absence resulting from the ban they received following the Heysel Stadium disaster in 1985. They would have returned one year earlier had any club other than Liverpool won the 1990 Football League championship, but Liverpool were unable to participate in the 1990–91 competition because they had been banned for an additional year beyond the five-year ban to which all English clubs had been subjected. Arsenal represented England this season and reached the second round.

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

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TeamsEdit

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

Qualified teams for 1991–92 European Cup
  Flamurtari   Austria Wien   Anderlecht   Etar
  Apollon Limassol   Sparta Prague   Brøndby   Arsenal
  HJK Helsinki   Marseille   Hansa Rostock[Note GER]   1. FC Kaiserslautern[Note GER]
  Panathinaikos   Budapest Honvéd   Fram Reykjavík   Sampdoria
  Union Luxembourg   Ħamrun Spartans   PSV Eindhoven   Portadown
  Rosenborg   Zagłębie Lubin   Benfica   Dundalk
  Universitatea Craiova   Rangers   Dynamo Kyiv   Barcelona
  IFK Göteborg   Grasshopper   Beşiktaş   Red Star BelgradeTH

Notes

  1. ^ 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 West/East Germany. However, Hansa Rostock matches and their 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 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 Helsinki   0–4   Dynamo Kyiv 0–1 0–3
Brøndby   4–2   Zagłębie Lubin 3–0 1–2
Fram Reykjavík   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
Budapest 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
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Hasan Ceylan (Turkey)

Kaiserslautern  2–0  Etar
Funkel   38' (pen.)73' Report

Universitatea Craiova  2–0  Apollon Limassol
Popescu   22' (pen.)
Agalliu   68'
Report
Attendance: 10,000

Ħamrun Spartans  0–6  Benfica
Report Pacheco   30'
Yuran   32'35'50'83'
Rui Águas   75'

Sparta Prague  1–0  Rangers
Němec   20' Report


Beşiktaş  1–1  PSV Eindhoven
Özdilek   80' (pen.) Report Ellerman   27'

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

Budapest Honvéd  1–1  Dundalk
Negrau   82' Report McEvoy   30'

IFK Göteborg  0–0  Flamurtari
Report

HJK Helsinki  0–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Report Kovalets   32'
Attendance: 3,032

Anderlecht  1–1  Grasshopper
Degryse   44' Report Nemtsoudis   65'

Union Luxembourg  0–5  Marseille
Report Papin   11'31'85' (pen.)
Xuereb   14'
Sauzée   44'

Sampdoria  5–0  Rosenborg
Lombardo   11'84'
Dossena   26'57'
Silas   76'
Report

Barcelona  3–0  Hansa Rostock
Laudrup   25'47'
Goikoetxea   77'
Report
Attendance: 65,000

Arsenal  6–1  Austria Wien
Linighan   38'
Smith   51'54'66'67'
Limpar   80'
Report Ogris   56'

Second legEdit

Zagłębie Lubin  2–1  Brøndby
Czachowski   60'
Grech   73'
Report Vilfort   28'

Brøndby won 4–2 on aggregate.


Apollon Limassol  3–0  Universitatea Craiova
Ptak   10' (pen.)
Beširević   56'79'
Report
Attendance: 7,000

Apollon Limassol won 3–2 on aggregate.


Flamurtari  1–1  IFK Göteborg
Daullja   25' Report Ekström   68'

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


Etar  1–1  Kaiserslautern
Chervenkov   43' Report Degen   90'

Kaiserslautern won 3–1 on aggregate.


Dynamo Kyiv  3–0  HJK Helsinki
Kovalets   28'
Moroz   48'
Hrytsyna   72'
Report
Attendance: 22,000

Dynamo Kyiv won 4–0 on aggregate.


Marseille  5–0  Union Luxembourg
Papin   15'46'
Angloma   56'
Eyraud   60'
Xuereb   75'
Report

Marseille won 10–0 on aggregate.


Rosenborg  1–2  Sampdoria
Strand   83' Report Vialli   85'
Mancini   90' (pen.)

Sampdoria won 7–1 on aggregate.


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


Dundalk  0–2  Budapest Honvéd
Report Pisont   24'29'

Budapest Honvéd won 3–1 on aggregate.


Portadown  0–4  Red Star Belgrade
Report Ratković   19'54'
Pančev   38'
Radinović   87'

Red Star Belgrade won 8–0 on aggregate.


Austria Wien  1–0  Arsenal
Stöger   78' (pen.) Report

Arsenal won 6–2 on aggregate.


PSV Eindhoven  2–1  Beşiktaş
Vanenburg   25'
Kalusha   74'
Report Tekin   4'

PSV Eindhoven won 3–2 on aggregate.


Grasshopper  0–3  Anderlecht
Report Nilis   8'24'82'

Anderlecht won 4–1 on aggregate.


Hansa Rostock  1–0  Barcelona
Spies   66' Report
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Pier Luigi Pairetto (Italy)

Barcelona won 3–1 on aggregate.


Rangers  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Sparta Prague
McCall   48'94' Report Nisbet   98' (o.g.)

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


Benfica  4–0  Ħamrun Spartans
Isaías   52'
Brito   70'
Yuran   73'
Paulo Madeira   75'
Report

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
Budapest Honvéd   3–4   Sampdoria 2–1 1–3

First legEdit

Dynamo Kyiv  1–1  Brøndby
Salenko   77' (pen.) Report Nielsen   12'

Red Star Belgrade  3–1  Apollon Limassol
Pančev   16'
Lukić   70'
Savićević   83' (pen.)
Report Ptak   41'

Panathinaikos  2–0  IFK Göteborg
Saravakos   27'
Marangos   49'
Report

PSV Eindhoven  0–0  Anderlecht
Report


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

Barcelona  2–0  Kaiserslautern
Begiristain   41'53' Report

Benfica  1–1  Arsenal
Isaías   15' Report Campbell   18'

Second legEdit

Sparta Prague  2–1  Marseille
Frýdek   36'
Siegl   70'
Report Pelé   86'

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.)

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   90'

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


Arsenal  1–3 (aet)  Benfica
Pates   20' Report Isaías   36'109'
Kulkov   100'

Benfica won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sampdoria  3–1  Budapest Honvéd
Lombardo   10'
Vialli   27'46'
Report Pari   65' (o.g.)

Sampdoria won 4–3 on aggregate.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sampdoria 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 8
  Red Star Belgrade 6 3 0 3 9 10 −1 6
  Anderlecht 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 6
  Panathinaikos 6 0 4 2 1 4 −3 4
Anderlecht  0–0  Panathinaikos
Report
Sampdoria  2–0  Red Star Belgrade
Nedeljković   7' (o.g.)
Vialli   74'
Report
Attendance: 30,000

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'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Leif Sundell (Sweden)

Match was played in Budapest, 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  0–2  Red Star Belgrade
Report Pančev   70'87'
Attendance: 60,000
Anderlecht  3–2  Sampdoria
Degryse   53'
Nilis   66'88'
Report Vialli   26'63'

Match was played in Sofia, 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.

Sampdoria  2–0  Anderlecht
Lombardo   33'
Mancini   35'
Report
Attendance: 40,000

Panathinaikos  0–0  Anderlecht
Report
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Joe Worrall (England)
Red Star Belgrade  1–3  Sampdoria
Mihajlović   19' Report Katanec   34'
Vasilijević   41' (o.g.)
Mancini   76'

Match was played in Sofia, 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.


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'

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Barcelona 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 9
  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
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: 80,000

Sparta Prague  2–1  Dynamo Kyiv
Němeček   13'
Vrabec   22'
Report Sharan   55'
Attendance: 14,639
Benfica  0–0  Barcelona
Report
Attendance: 70,000

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: 75,000
Referee: Howard King (Wales)

Sparta Prague  1–1  Benfica
Chovanec   45' Report Vítor Paneira   29'
Attendance: 20,000
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: 100,000

FinalEdit

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

Top scorersEdit

External linksEdit