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1971 European Cup Final
Match programme cover
Event1970–71 European Cup
Date2 June 1971
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeJack Taylor (England)
The teams walk out before the final.

The 1971 European Cup Final was a football match between Ajax of the Netherlands and Panathinaikos of Greece on 2 June 1971 at Wembley Stadium. It was the final match of the 1970–71 season of Europe's premier cup competition, the European Cup. Ajax were appearing in their second final, having lost the 1969 final 4–1 to Italian team A.C. Milan. Panathinaikos were appearing in their first final.

Both teams progressed through four rounds to reach the final. Ajax comfortably won all of their ties by two goals, except for their 5–1 aggregate victory against Swiss team Basel in the second round. Panathinaikos matches were close affairs, with the exception of their 7–1 aggregate victory against Jeunesse Esch of Luxembourg in the first round. Their quarter-final and semi-final victories were both won via the away goals rule.

Watched by a crowd of 83,179, Ajax took the lead in the 5th minute when Dick van Dijk scored. Ajax extended their lead in the 87th minute when a shot by Arie Haan deflected off defender Anthimos Kapsis and went into the Panathinaikos goal, giving Ajax its first European Cup victory by a score of 2-0.

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Route to the final

Ajax Round Panathinaikos
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
17 Nëntori Tirana 4–2 2–2 (A) 2–0 (H) First round Jeunesse Esch 7–1 2–1 (A) 5–0 (H)
Basel 5–1 3–0 (H) 2–1 (A) Second round Slovan Bratislava 4–2 3–0 (H) 1–2 (A)
Celtic 3–1 3–0 (H) 0–1 (A) Quarter-finals Everton 1–1 (a) 1–1 (A) 0–0 (H)
Atlético Madrid 3–1 0–1 (A) 3–0 (H) Semi-finals Red Star Belgrade 4–4 (a) 1–4 (A) 3–0 (H)



Van Dijk  5'
Haan  87'
Attendance: 83,179
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
GK 1 Heinz Stuy
SW 2 Velibor Vasović (c)
DF 3 Wim Suurbier
DF 4 Barry Hulshoff
MF 6 Nico Rijnders  46'
MF 7 Johan Neeskens
FW 8 Sjaak Swart  46'
MF 9 Gerrie Mühren
FW 10 Dick van Dijk
FW 11 Piet Keizer
MF 14 Johan Cruyff
DF 12 Horst Blankenburg  46'
MF 15 Arie Haan  46'
GK Sies Wever
Rinus Michels
GK 1 Takis Ikonomopoulos
DF 2 Yiannis Tomaras
DF 3 Giorgos Vlachos
MF 4 Kostas Eleftherakis
MF 5 Aristidis Kamaras
DF 6 Frangiskos Sourpis
MF 7 Haris Grammos
FW 8 Totis Filakouris
FW 9 Antonis Antoniadis
FW 10 Mimis Domazos (c)
DF 11 Anthimos Kapsis
GK Vasilis Constantinou
Victor Mitropoulos
Kostas Athanasopoulos
Mitsos Demetriou
Dimitris Kaligeris
Ferenc Puskás

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