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1971–72 European Cup

Football tournament

1971–72 European Cup
De Kuip in Rotterdam hosted the final.
Tournament details
Dates19 August 1971 – 31 May 1972
Teams33
Final positions
Champions Ajax (2nd title)
Runners-up Internazionale
Tournament statistics
Matches played63
Goals scored175 (2.78 per match)
Top scorer(s) Antal Dunai
Johan Cruyff
Lou Macari
Silvester Takač (5 goals each)

The 1971–72 season of the European Cup football club tournament was won for the second consecutive time by Ajax, who beat Internazionale in the final.

1971–72 European Cup Intro articles: 4

Preliminary round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Valencia 4–1 Union Luxembourg 3–1 1–0

First leg

Valencia 3–1 Union Luxembourg
Forment  28'
Claramunt  56' (pen.)
Valdez  90'
Report Clemen  16'

Second leg

Union Luxembourg 0–1 Valencia
Report Forment  17'
Attendance: 3,230
Referee: Jef Dorpmans (Netherlands)

Valencia won 4–1 on aggregate.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille 3–2 Górnik Zabrze 2–1 1–1
Ajax 2–0 Dynamo Dresden 2–0 0–0
Reipas Lahti 1–9 Grasshopper 1–1 0–8
Strømsgodset 1–7 Arsenal 1–3 0–4
Dinamo București 2–2 (a) Spartak Trnava 0–0 2–2
Feyenoord 17–0 Olympiakos Nicosia 8–0 9–0
Wacker 1–7 Benfica 0–4 1–3
CSKA Sofia 4–0 Partizani 3–0 1–0
Valencia 1–1 (a) Hajduk Split 0–0 1–1
Újpesti Dózsa 4–1 Malmö FF 4–0 0–1
Boldklubben 1903 2–4 Celtic 2–1 0–3
ÍA 0–4 Sliema Wanderers 0–4 0–0
Internazionale 6–4 AEK Athens 4–1 2–3
Cork Hibernians 1–7 Borussia Mönchengladbach 0–5 1–2
Galatasaray 1–4 CSKA Moscow 1–1 0–3
Standard Liège 5–2 Linfield 2–0 3–2

First leg

Marseille 2–1 Górnik Zabrze
Wraży  45' (o.g.)
Skoblar  78'
Report Lubański  28'
Attendance: 41,707
Referee: Santos Fernando Leite (Portugal)

Ajax 2–0 Dynamo Dresden
Swart  2'
Keizer  19'
Report
Attendance: 45,027
Referee: Milivoje Gugulović (Yugoslavia)

Reipas Lahti 1–1 Grasshopper
Lindholm  75' Report Ohlhauser  63'
Attendance: 1,276

Strømsgodset 1–3 Arsenal
Pettersen  52' Report Simpson  2'
Wølner  20' (o.g.)
Kelly  81'
Attendance: 21,570
Referee: Georg Krutelew (Finland)

Dinamo București 0–0 Spartak Trnava
Report
Attendance: 13,200
Referee: Paul Schiller (Finland)

Feyenoord 8–0 Olympiakos Nicosia
Maiwald  4'32'
Van Hanegem  9'
Schoenmaker  25'47'49'
Israël  82'
Schneider  88'
Report
Attendance: 51,633
Referee: Kaj Bernhard Rasmussen (Denmark)

Wacker 0–4 Benfica
Report Graça  15'
Artur Jorge  20'82'
Eusébio  80'
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Liuben Radunchev (Bulgaria)

CSKA Sofia 3–0 Partizani
Atanasov  20'
Nikodimov  44' (pen.)
Marashliev  65'
Report
Attendance: 15,670
Referee: Ertuğrul Dilek (Turkey)

Valencia 0–0 Hajduk Split
Report
Attendance: 13,000
Referee: John Carpenter (Republic of Ireland)

Újpesti Dózsa 4–0 Malmö FF
A. Dunai  17'
Bene  28'64'80'
Report
Attendance: 7,833
Referee: Tahir Kalaci (Albania)

Boldklubben 1903 2–1 Celtic
Johansen  14'24' Report Macari  28'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Egil Bergstad (Norway)

ÍA 0–4 Sliema Wanderers
Report Cocks  25'57'68'
Aquilina  81'
Attendance: 3,516
Referee: John Gow (Wales)

Internazionale 4–1 AEK Athens
Mazzola  20'
Facchetti  35'
Jair  44'
Boninsegna  61' (pen.)
Report Pomonis  15'
Attendance: 72,333
Referee: Vital Loraux (Belgium)

Cork Hibernians 0–5 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Report Wloka  5'30'
Heynckes  19'
Le Fevre  32'39'
Attendance: 8,513
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)

Galatasaray 1–1 CSKA Moscow
Güleş  71' Report Kopeikin  43'
Attendance: 24,789
Referee: Victor Pădureanu (Romania)

Standard Liège 2–0 Linfield
Semmeling  33'
Takač  87'
Report
Attendance: 25,000

Second leg

Górnik Zabrze 1–1 Marseille
Anczok  32' Report Skoblar  53'
Attendance: 48,617
Referee: Gaspar Pintado Viu (Spain)

Marseille won 3–2 on aggregate.


Dynamo Dresden 0–0 Ajax
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Ken Burns (England)

Ajax won 2–0 on aggregate.


Grasshopper 8–0 Reipas Lahti
Müller  1'39'71'85'
Gröbli  31'
Schneeberger  45'
Meier  70'
Mayer  77'
Report
Attendance: 5,200

Grasshopper won 9–1 on aggregate.


Arsenal 4–0 Strømsgodset
Kennedy  6'
Radford  18'58'
Armstrong  78'
Report
Attendance: 27,176
Referee: Savar Sigurdsson (Iceland)

Arsenal won 7–1 on aggregate.


Spartak Trnava 2–2 Dinamo București
Kabát  40'
Dobiaš  69' (pen.)
Report Popescu  64'88'
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Hans-Joachim Weyland (West Germany)

Dinamo București won 2–2 on away goals.


Olympiakos Nicosia 0–9 Feyenoord
Report Van Hanegem  6'82'
Hasil  11'
Wery  20'
Posthumus  31'39'
Israël  61' (pen.)63' (pen.)70'
Attendance: 33,000
Referee: Joszip Horvat (Yugoslavia)

Feyenoord won 17–0 on aggregate.


Benfica 3–1 Wacker
Calisto  36'
Artur Jorge  74'
Simões  89'
Report Jara  46'
Attendance: 37,809
Referee: Malcolm Wright (Northern Ireland)

Benfica won 7–1 on aggregate.


Partizani 0–1 CSKA Sofia
Report Atanasov  57'
Attendance: 18,018
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)

CSKA Sofia won 4–0 on aggregate.


Hajduk Split 1–1 Valencia
Pérez  15' (o.g.) Report Claramunt  55'

Valencia won 1–1 on away goals.


Malmö FF 1–0 Újpesti Dózsa
Tapper  11' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 8,233
Referee: Brunon Piotrowicz (Poland)

Újpesti Dózsa won 4–1 on aggregate.


Celtic 3–0 Boldklubben 1903
Wallace  23'85'
Callaghan  79'
Report
Attendance: 53,000
Referee: Robert Héliès (France)

Celtic won 4–2 on aggregate.


Sliema Wanderers 0–0 ÍA
Report
Attendance: 1,487
Referee: Tom Reynolds (Wales)

Sliema Wanderers won 4–0 on aggregate.


AEK Athens 3–2 Internazionale
Ventouris  29'
Papaioannou  45'
Nikolaidis  89'
Report Karafeskos  17' (o.g.)
Boninsegna  75'
Attendance: 29,449

Internazionale won 6–4 on aggregate.


Borussia Mönchengladbach 2–1 Cork Hibernians
Sieloff  60'
Wimmer  82'
Report Dennehy  32'
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Josef Krnavek (Czechoslovakia)

Borussia Mönchengladbach won 7–1 on aggregate.


CSKA Moscow 3–0 Galatasaray
Dorofeev  6'75'
Oglobin  85'
Report
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Reino Koskinen (Finland)

CSKA Moscow won 4–1 on aggregate.


Linfield 2–3 Standard Liège
Magee  57'
Larmour  62'
Report Van Moer  36'
Takač  53'
Piot  86' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,500

Standard Liège won 5–2 on aggregate.

1971–72 European Cup Preliminary round articles: 138

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marseille 2–6 Ajax 1–2 1–4
Grasshopper 0–5 Arsenal 0–2 0–3
Dinamo București 0–5 Feyenoord 0–3 0–2
Benfica 2–1 CSKA Sofia 2–1 0–0
Valencia 1–3 Újpesti Dózsa 0–1 1–2
Celtic 7–1 Sliema Wanderers 5–0 2–1
Internazionale 4–2 Borussia Mönchengladbach 4–2 0–0
CSKA Moscow 1–2 Standard Liège 1–0 0–2

First leg

Marseille 1–2 Ajax
Gress  10' Report Keizer  37'
Cruyff  60'
Attendance: 48,039
Referee: Robert Schaut (Belgium)

Grasshopper 0–2 Arsenal
Report Kennedy  2'
Graham  88'
Attendance: 14,964

Dinamo București 0–3 Feyenoord
Report Wery  38'
Maiwald  43'
Schneider  50'
Attendance: 35,000

Benfica 2–1 CSKA Sofia
Rodrigues  51'
Artur Jorge  63'
Report Zhekov  85'
Attendance: 39,944
Referee: Aurelio Angonese (Italy)

Valencia 0–1 Újpesti Dózsa
Report A. Dunai  55'
Attendance: 47,695
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)

Celtic 5–0 Sliema Wanderers
Gemmell  6'
Macari  17'41'
Hood  69'
Brogan  78'
Report
Attendance: 26,647
Referee: Einar Hjartarsson (Iceland)

Borussia Mönchengladbach 7–1 Internazionale
Heynckes  7'44'
Le Fevre  21'34'
Netzer  42'52'
Sieloff  83' (pen.)
[1] Boninsegna  20'

This game was annulled as Inter player Roberto Boninsegna was hit by a Coca-Cola can in the 29th minute.[2][3] The first leg game was replayed after the game that was originally scheduled to be second leg was played, thus the order of legs was switched.

Internazionale 4–2 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Bellugi  10'
Boninsegna  13'
Jair  57'
Ghio  90'
Report Le Fevre  38'
Wittkamp  89'
Attendance: 57,413

Second leg

Ajax 4–1 Marseille
Cruyff  32, 64'
Swart  37'
Haan  80'
Report Couécou  17'
Attendance: 53,785
Referee: Alastair MacKenzie (Scotland)

Ajax won 6–2 on aggregate.


Arsenal 3–0 Grasshopper
Kennedy  40'
George  47'
Radford  84'
Report
Attendance: 31,106
Referee: Ove Dahlberg (Sweden)

Arsenal won 5–0 on aggregate.


Feyenoord 2–0 Dinamo București
Nunweiller  53' (o.g.)
Schoenmaker  64'
Report
Attendance: 60,000

Feyenoord won 5–0 on aggregate.


Benfica won 2–1 on aggregate.


Újpesti Dózsa 2–1 Valencia
A. Dunai  51'54' Report Valdez  57'
Attendance: 7,201
Referee: Milivoje Gugulović (Yugoslavia)

Újpesti Dózsa won 3–1 on aggregate.


Sliema Wanderers 1–2 Celtic
Cocks  1' Report Hood  42'
Lennox  57'
Attendance: 10,416
Referee: Andreas Kouniaides (Cyprus)

Celtic won 7–1 on aggregate.


Internazionale won 4–2 on aggregate.


Standard Liège 2–0 CSKA Moscow
Takač  7'60' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 38,000
Referee: Gerhard Schulenburg (West Germany)

Standard Liège won 2–1 on aggregate.

1971–72 European Cup Second round articles: 43