1972 European Cup Final
The 1972 European Cup Final was a football match held at De Kuip, Rotterdam, on 31 May 1972, that was contested between AFC Ajax of the Netherlands and Internazionale of Italy to determine the champion of the 1971–72 European Cup. Ajax defeated Inter by a score of 2–0 to claim their second successive European Cup victory, following their triumph in the 1971 final. Two second-half goals from forward Johan Cruyff provided the margin of victory for the Dutch side.
Match programme cover
|Event||1971–72 European Cup|
|Date||31 May 1972|
|Venue||De Kuip, Rotterdam|
|Man of the Match||Johan Cruyff|
|Referee||Robert Helies (France)|
Route to the finalEdit
|Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg||Opponent||Agg.||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Dynamo Dresden||2–0||2–0 (H)||0–0 (A)||First round||AEK Athens||6–4||4–1 (H)||2–3 (A)|
|Olympique de Marseille||6–2||2–1 (A)||4–1 (H)||Second round||Borussia Mönchengladbach||4–2||4–2 (H)||0–0 (A)|
|Arsenal||3–1||2–1 (H)||1–0 (A)||Quarter-finals||Standard Liège||2–2 (a)||1–0 (H)||1–2 (A)|
|Benfica||1–0||1–0 (H)||0–0 (A)||Semi-finals||Celtic||0–0
|0–0 (H)||0–0 (a.e.t.) (A)|
|Cruyff 47', 78'||Report|
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