1995 UEFA Champions League Final
The 1995 UEFA Champions League Final was the 40th edition and took place in Vienna between AFC Ajax and A.C. Milan. It was Milan's third consecutive European Cup final, a feat which has since been matched in the Champions League era by Juventus between 1996 and 1998 and Real Madrid between 2016 and 2018, Milan was also aiming to tie Real Madrid's record of having won the European Cup six times. After 85 minutes the deadlock was broken when Frank Rijkaard, a former Milan player, found Patrick Kluivert with just enough space in the penalty area to lose his two markers and slot the ball past Milan keeper Sebastiano Rossi.
Match programme cover
|Event||1994–95 UEFA Champions League|
|Date||24 May 1995|
|Referee||Ion Crăciunescu (Romania)|
This was the first final aired by private broadcasters and not by EBU, and the first year that shirts with sponsoring were worn in the European Cup final.
Road to finalEdit
|Milan||2–0 (H)||Matchday 1||Ajax||0–2 (A)|
|AEK Athens||2–1 (A)||Matchday 2||Casino Salzburg||3–0 (H)|
|Casino Salzburg||0–0 (A)||Matchday 3||AEK Athens||0–0 (A)|
|Casino Salzburg||1–1 (H)||Matchday 4||AEK Athens||2–1 (H)|
|Milan||2–0 (A)||Matchday 5||Ajax||0–2 (H)|
|AEK Athens||2–0 (H)||Matchday 6||Casino Salzburg||1–0 (A)|
|Group D winner
|Final standings||Group D runners-up
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Knockout phase||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Hajduk Split||3–0||0–0 (A)||3–0 (H)||Quarter-finals||Benfica||2–0||2–0 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|Bayern Munich||5–2||0–0 (A)||5–2 (H)||Semi-finals||Paris Saint-Germain||3–0||1–0 (A)||2–0 (H)|
* Milan were docked two points for crowd trouble against Casino Salzburg on Matchday Two.
- "2. Finals" (PDF). UEFA Champions League Statistics Handbook 2016/17. Nyon, Switzerland: Union of European Football Associations. 2017. p. 1. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
- UEFA Champions League 1994/1995 season at UEFA.com