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The 1995 UEFA Cup Final was played over two legs between two Italian teams Juventus and Parma. The first leg at Parma's Stadio Ennio Tardini ended in a 1–0 victory for the home team. The second leg at the San Siro in Milan finished in a 1–1 draw, and a win on aggregate for Parma. It was their first UEFA Cup final victory, with Juventus having won three in the past.

1995 UEFA Cup Final
Event1994–95 UEFA Cup
on aggregate
First leg
Date3 May 1995
VenueStadio Ennio Tardini, Parma
RefereeAntonio López Nieto (Spain)
Attendance22,062
Second leg
Date17 May 1995
VenueSan Siro, Milan
RefereeFrans Van Den Wijngaert (Belgium)
Attendance80,754
1994
1996

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BackgroundEdit

This was the fifth time a continental final had been played by two teams from the same country and the third all-Italian final. The first also featured Juventus, who overcame Fiorentina by three goals to one over two legs in the 1990 UEFA Cup Final. It was Parma's first appearance in a UEFA Cup final, but represented the third consecutive year in which they had contested a European final, following European Cup Winners' Cup final appearances in 1993 (a win) and 1994 (a defeat). It was Juventus' fourth appearance in a UEFA Cup final; the previous finals were all two-legged affairs ending in victory for the Turin club, against Athletic Bilbao in 1977 on the away goals rule, Fiorentina in 1990 and Borussia Dortmund in 1993.

Parma's only previous experience in Europe against another Italian side was in the 1993 European Super Cup when they emerged victorious over A.C. Milan by two goals to one over two legs, having lost the first leg at home by a single goal. Juventus were meanwhile attempting to complete the third leg of a treble of titles: Serie A, Coppa Italia and the UEFA Cup.

While Parma played their home tie at their home ground, Stadio Ennio Tardini, Juventus chose to play their home leg away from Turin at the San Siro, home ground of Internazionale and Milan, because they had difficulties with the landlord at their own stadium, Stadio delle Alpi, and had experienced poor attendances there, in contrast to the big crowds they attracted playing in other cities.[1] They had already played the semi-final of the competition in Milan (and would later play the 1996 UEFA Super Cup even further from home, in Palermo).[2]

The two sides would also meet the following month in the 1995 Coppa Italia Final.

Route to the finalEdit

Parma Juventus
Opponent Result Legs Round Opponent Result Legs
  Vitesse Arnhem 2–1 0–1 away; 2–0 home First round   PFC CSKA Sofia 8–1 3–0 away; 5–1 home
  AIK 3–0 1–0 away; 2–0 home Second round   Marítimo 3–1 1–0 away; 2–1 home
  Athletic Bilbao 4–3 0–1 away; 4–2 home Third round   Admira-Wacker Wien 5–2 3–1 home; 2–1 away
  Odense BK 1–0 1–0 home; 0–0 away Quarter-finals   Eintracht Frankfurt 4–1 1–1 away; 3–0 home
  Bayer Leverkusen 5–1 2–1 away; 3–0 home Semi-finals   Borussia Dortmund 4–3 2–2 home; 2–1 away

First legEdit

SummaryEdit

Parma, the home team, went into a fifth-minute lead through Dino Baggio, which they held and subsequently took to the return at Milan's San Siro.

DetailsEdit

Parma  1–0  Juventus
D. Baggio   5' Report
Overview
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parma
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juventus
GK 1   Luca Bucci
CB 5   Luigi Apolloni   16'
CB 6   Fernando Couto
CB 4   Lorenzo Minotti (c)
RWB  2   Antonio Benarrivo   8'
LWB  3   Alberto Di Chiara
CM 7   Gabriele Pin   42'
CM 8   Dino Baggio
CM 9   Roberto Sensini   60'
CF 10   Gianfranco Zola   54'    89'
CF 11   Faustino Asprilla
Substitutes:
GK 12   Giovanni Galli
DF 15   Roberto Mussi   8'
MF 13   Massimo Susic
MF 16   Stefano Fiore   89'
FW 14   Marco Branca
Manager:
  Nevio Scala
GK 1   Michelangelo Rampulla
CB 4   Luca Fusi   72'
CB 2   Massimo Carrera   46'
CB 6   Alessio Tacchinardi   82'
LWB 3   Robert Jarni
RWB 7   Angelo Di Livio
CM 8   Didier Deschamps   61'
CM 5   Paulo Sousa
SS 10   Roberto Baggio (c)
CF 11   Fabrizio Ravanelli
CF 9   Gianluca Vialli
Substitutes:
GK 12   Lorenzo Squizzi
DF 13   Sergio Porrini
MF 14   Giancarlo Marocchi   46'
MF 16   Simone Tognon
FW 15   Alessandro Del Piero   72'
Manager:
  Marcello Lippi

Assistant referees:
  Victoriano Giráldez Carrasco (Spain)
  Joaquín Olmos González (Spain)
Fourth official:
  Juan Ansuátegui Roca (Spain)

Match rules

Second legEdit

SummaryEdit

Gianluca Vialli restored parity in the tie overall before Dino Baggio struck again to give Parma a 2–1 aggregate victory. Thus provincial Parma added the UEFA Cup to the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup they had won two years before.

DetailsEdit

Juventus  1–1  Parma
Vialli   35' Report
Overview
D. Baggio   53'
Attendance: 80,754
Referee: Frans Van Den Wijngaert (Belgium)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Juventus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parma
GK 1   Angelo Peruzzi
RB 4   Moreno Torricelli
CB 2   Ciro Ferrara   63'
CB 5   Sergio Porrini
LB 3   Robert Jarni
CM 7   Angelo Di Livio   82'
CM 8   Giancarlo Marocchi   75'
CM 6   Paulo Sousa
AM 10   Roberto Baggio (c)
CF 9   Gianluca Vialli   43'
CF 11   Fabrizio Ravanelli   16'
Substitutes:
GK 12   Michaelangelo Rampulla
DF 13   Massimo Carrera   82'
DF 14   Luca Fusi
MF 15   Simone Tognon
FW 16   Alessandro Del Piero   75'
Manager:
  Marcello Lippi
 
GK 1   Luca Bucci
CB 6   Fernando Couto   2'
CB 4   Lorenzo Minotti (c   29'
CB 5   Massimo Susic
RWB  2   Antonio Benarrivo    46'
LWB  3   Alberto Di Chiara    81'
CM 7   Stefano Fiore
CM 8   Dino Baggio
CM 9   Massimo Crippa   47'
CF 10   Gianfranco Zola
CF 11   Faustino Asprilla   72'
Substitutes:
GK 12   Giovanni Galli
DF 13   Marcello Castellini    86'   81'
DF 15   Roberto Mussi   46'
FW 14   Marco Branca
FW 16   Tomas Brolin
Manager:
  Nevio Scala

Assistant referees:
  Luc Matthys (Belgium)
  Marc Van Den Broeck (Belgium)
Fourth official:
  Marnix Sandra (Belgium)

Match rules

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Will a Spoonful of Sugar Make a Bad Boy Nice?". New York Times. 5 April 1995. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ Juventus: A History in Black and White, Adam Digby, 2015, 9781783016914

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