1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final

The 1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final was a football match contested between Barcelona of Spain and the cup holders Paris Saint-Germain of France, to determine the winner of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the 37th overall Cup Winners' Cup final. It was held at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam on 14 May 1997. Barcelona won the match 1–0 thanks to a Ronaldo penalty. The final saw the last instance of the Cup Winners' Cup "jinx" that no club had successfully retained the cup in successive seasons — with Paris Saint-Germain failing to defend the trophy that they won in 1996.

1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final
1997 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final programme.jpg
Match programme cover
Event1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Date14 May 1997
VenueFeijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam
RefereeMarkus Merk (Germany)
Attendance36,802[1]
1996
1998

Route to the finalEdit

  Barcelona Round   Paris Saint-Germain
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Stages Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
  Cyprus AEK Larnaca 2–0 2–0 (H) 0–0 (A) First round   Vaduz 7–0 4–0 (A) 3–0 (H)
  Red Star Belgrade 4–2 3–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Second round   Galatasaray 6–4 2–4 (A) 4–0 (H)
  AIK 4–2 3–1 (H) 1–1 (A) Quarter-finals   AEK Athens 3–0 0–0 (H) 3–0 (A)
  Fiorentina 3–1 1–1 (H) 2–0 (A) Semi-finals   Liverpool 3–2 3–0 (H) 0–2 (A)

MatchEdit

 
Ronaldo scoring the only goal of the game

DetailsEdit

Barcelona  1–0  Paris Saint-Germain
Ronaldo   38' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 36,802[1]
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barcelona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paris Saint-Germain
GK 1   Vítor Baía
RB 2   Albert Ferrer
CB 24   Fernando Couto   16'
CB 3   Abelardo Fernández
LB 12   Sergi Barjuán
CM 4   Pep Guardiola
CM 5   Gheorghe Popescu (c)   46'
RW 7   Luís Figo
AM 23   Iván de la Peña   83'   85'
LW 21   Luis Enrique   89'
CF 9   Ronaldo
Substitutes:
GK 13   Carles Busquets
LW 8   Hristo Stoichkov   85'
MF 10   Giovanni
CM 18   Guillermo Amor   46'
FW 19   Juan Antonio Pizzi   89'
Manager:
  Bobby Robson
 
GK 1   Bernard Lama
SW 6   Paul Le Guen   51'
RB 13   Laurent Fournier   1'   58'
CB 4   Bruno N'Gotty
LB 22   Didier Domi
RM 19   Jérôme Leroy
CM 8   Vincent Guérin   68'
LM 15   Benoît Cauet   82'
AM 10   Raí (c)
CF 11   Patrice Loko   78'
SS 7   Leonardo
Substitutes:
GK 16   Vincent Fernandez
DF 2   Daniel Kenedy
FW 9   Julio Dely Valdés   68'
RB 17   Jimmy Algerino   58'
CF 26   Cyrille Pouget   78'
Manager:
  Ricardo Gomes

Assistant referees:
  Erich Schneider (Germany)
  Hans-Georg Füllbrunn (Germany)
Fourth official:
  Hans-Jürgen Weber (Germany)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of golden goal extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: All-time finals". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). 30 June 2005. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2014.

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